04 April 2009
I just ran across this online class for elementary kids. Here's the link. It is FREE and begins April 13th. You download new material each Monday for 4 weeks I believe. It looks interesting and I think Tamarin might enjoy it even though he is not quite "Elementary" age yet.
02 April 2009
You can do this activity with just about any theme, colors, math, science, spelling, or make your own book, tell your own story and add handwriting to the pictures you cut out. Using scissors helps develop great dexterity with little fingers and hand-eye coodination.
31 March 2009
29 March 2009
Here's what you need first!
We had some fun with art while getting our snowflakes ready. On this day. we focused on DOTS!
Then fold it perfectly in thirds. (The edges need to meet the folds.)
Here it is all folded in thirds.
Fold it in half again.
Next we added some "shapes" to the edges. Another great way to sneak in some basic math!
My kiddos are still a bit young for cutting out the intricate shapes, so I did the cutting here, but here is our finished product!
Learn all about the man who first started photographing snowflakes here:
Some incredible pictures of snowflakes here: (and the science of them too!)
Some fun "how to's" here:
01 March 2009
12 February 2009
11 February 2009
Last fall I walked around my yard and harvested seeds from off many of my plants. Cone flowers, Sunflowers, Hastas, Watermellons, Marigolds, Zinnias, Basil, Cilantro, Daisys and Cantelope to name a few. I opened Marigold flowers and Hosta pods to reveal the miracle of seeds hidden inside. Another wonderful way to explore nature!