After listening to the podcast How To Turn Failures Into Robots from Big Life Kids Podcast S was inspired to create a boat out of a plastic bottle.
So we did a bit of brainstorming & then found this video on YouTube. So S wrote down the materials needed so we would be ready for the morning. Rice, 2 pencil, 2 foam, bottle.
Categories: Crafts, Homeschool, Nature, Science
Tags: Activities, Appreciating Nature, Craft, Creating, Curiosity., Follow Directions, Homeschool, Learning, Nature, Problem Solving, Science
Today we listened to Pete The Cat & the Great Leprechaun Chase on YouTube. (Wonderful resource when libraries are closed due to the Corona Virus).
Categories: Activity, Theme Day
Tags: Activities, Appreciating Nature, Chalk, Creating, Fine Motor, Holiday, Homeschool, Independence, Learning, Patience, Problem Solving
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!
Categories: Art, Homeschool, Independence, Senses
Tags: Art, Curiosity., Fine motor skills, Friends, Homeschool, Independence, Learning, Observations, Patience, Problem Solving, Senses, Sensory, Touch
A decided that she wanted to try painting with jelly beans. So, we got some mixed media paper, dropped different colored jelly beans into containers, added some water and tried it. The conclusion, it did not paint any color. But in the process we talked about how do we get the color to appear faster.
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Today we saw a huge stack of cardboard boxes at our neighbors so A went and nicely (manners) asked if we could play with them. They said yes & so we worked on carrying them (gross motor) over to our porch.
A started arranging them so I asked what did she want make. She decided on a castle looking at some pictures on the phone. (decision making) So with most of it being her ideas we arranged the boxes and added tape. Then she decided it needed a bridge so we added it along with a rubberband and some sticks so the bridge could stay closed. (Imagination, problem solving).
Later we brought out markers so A & S could decorate it. Later K came over and he enjoyed the castle. They even found alternative ways to play with it and the slide. (working together) .
SKILLS: manners, Gross Motor, decisions, Imagination, problem solving, working together