Posts Tagged With: Homeschool

Activity: Roll A Monster

A really likes most aspects of art, so today we played Roll A Monster. (From Twin Dragonfly Design). But instead of using Felt, we drew our monsters.

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Activity: Lego Dice Game

Thanks to The Dad Lab we tried this Lego Dice Game. We have played it several times lately and the kids are enjoying this. We each picked a Lego person, and then rolled the dice. Whatever number came up we stacked that number of legos on top of each other. We took turns rolling & stacking. We kept going & saw who had the highest tower. (Only stopping when either: the tower fell, it was time to go, or we ran out of single Duplo blocks.)

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Hidden Art

Today I handed A & S this cardboard covered in aluminum foil & told them they had to figure our what was inside, WITHOUT opening it up.

It was interesting watching them try & figure out what to do. Finally she started pressing on it. Then her response was, “there’s a bump.” So I encouraged her to continue.

Finally she figured it out!

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Free play time

Some days I have some fun activity planned for A & S. And some days we just do instructured free play.

I truly love listening & sneaking glimpse at the kids when they are playing. (I try not to interrupt too much when I can help it.) There is so much (& researched backed) that they are learning through play.

Cardboard boxes have always been a big hit with us (see activities like Bulldozer), but they don’t always need to be elaborate creations. Lately A & S & friends have been using simple boxes for tons of imaginary play. This includes: speed boats, restaurant, trains, spaceships, etc.

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Activity: The Rainbow Explosion

You’ve got to try this! All you need is: milk, food coloring, cotton swab, & rubbing alcohol!

We got the book Exploring Kitchen Science for Christmas. Last week I pulled it out & let A look through it & pick out some she would like to try.

Today we tried the Rainbow Explosion. This was a great experiment because: we had all of the ingredients at home, prep was little, & results were immediate. Before we started we made predictions about what would happen.

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Room On The Broom

Today is brought to you by Room On The Broom, by Julia Donaldson. I found this set of printablesand was excited to try it.

So we found our book, grabbed all of our characters & the witches props & were ready to go! (Note: I love that both A & S are not even phased with the fact that everything is not exact to the story.)

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Activity: Light box

The newest addition to our table was a new light box. (I got the directions to make it here.) Along with the light box I added a basket with some objects to try out.

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Activity: Paper bag exploration

This week we are talking about Our Five Senses.

Today we needed a short activity so I grabbed a paper bag, added one object & headed into the kids room.

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