I am always looking for ways to teach and occupy my two year old while I homeschool my older two girls. My focus with him lately has been recognizing shapes and colors. I have some flash cards with shapes and colors and he does really well with them. So I decided to try something new and it was a big hit with my little guy!
This whole last week has been volcano week in our house! That is what our science has been about and my kids are loving it We went to the library for books and DVDs about volcanoes, built and set off volcano models, played with food volcanoes, and tons of facts about volcanoes have been learned. I must say, volcano week has been a huge hit at the Spaulding house! I even did 16 more models with my art class today.
I am always trying to find new ways to make learning fun and exciting for my kiddos. One night after dinner there was a lot of whining about needing to take a bath. So I announced, “I’m going to let you take a bath in alphabet soup!” My children’s attitudes completely changed and they were very exited and begging for bath time.
Last week we discussed the different types of seeds in science with my girls. I always try to find ways to include my two year old son in our lessons as well. I used nail polish in different colors to paint acorns and then the inside of their caps to match. Read the rest of this entry
Noah has been enjoying water painting today and I had forgotten just how much fun this is for a two year old! The girls love it still too, and it is so simple to do. All you need is a chalkboard, chalk, water in a cup and a paint brush. Read the rest of this entry
Yesterday for my Tuesday art class at our CC group, I taught the kids about Van Gogh. We discussed his life, art, impressionist style and my favorite painting of his, Starry Night. I explained that he used oil paint on canvas and how the oils give the painting a really neat texture. Since I’m NOT giving 4-8 year olds oil paints to work with, I came up with a fun way to let them recreate Starry Night with texture.
A few weeks ago (yes my blogging is behind) we used an egg for our science time learning. We made “naked eggs” or eggs with the shell removed just in the delicate membrane. I’ve seen it done before and decided it would be a great experiment for my girls to do.