Posted in All Kid Activities, Home Investigations, Life Schooling

Sensory Play: Colored Sand

I bought three kilos of colored sand from the garden center for Caleb to play with. It is sold by the kilo and comes in many colors and (grain) sizes.

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Caleb enjoyed playing with the sand so much that he didn’t mind eating lunch (mealtimes are not his favorite times of the day). I fed him lunch while playing. Thank you colored sand, for making lunchtime easier!

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Personal sandbox.
Yeah! 🙂

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Posted in All Kid Activities, Literacy Activities

Salt Writing

We tried salt writing for the first time today. I felt that Caleb was ready to try writing letters since he could already sound out both uppercase and lowercase letters.
Materials:
1. Container for salt – I used a cake pan
2. 1/4 cup of iodized salt
3. Flash cards

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Started with an easy letter. Lowercase letter “L”. Then I let Caleb choose what letter he wanted to do next. He chose “V”. Here he is writing it.

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He also wrote “C” for Caleb. We just did those three letters and he just wanted to draw scribbles on the salt. I didn’t push him to do more letters since the main objective was to have fun and learn at the same time. We can try other letters next time 🙂

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This activity can get messy, so make sure to do it in a place that’s a breeze to clean up. I had to find out the hard way. HAHAHAHA! Activity was fun and delicious for Caleb ( since he loves all things salty).

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Posted in All Kid Activities, Home Investigations

Dinosaur Excavation

We’ve been stuck at home while a super storm rages outside . It’s a good thing that I had this activity saved for emergency purposes. I think this fits as an emergency– it’s “bed”weather and I had little prepared for homeschooling.

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Caleb loves everything about dinosaurs at the moment. I told him that we would be digging for dinosaur bones. He was so excited to do this activity.

The package came with a wooden hammer and chisel to help get the dinosaur bone out. I just put the stone with the bone in a baking pan, to help contain the mess that we would be making (Straight out of the box, you could already see that it would be dusty and messy).

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My little paleontologist.

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Our first glimpse of a dinosaur bone. I had to bring out a big paintbrush, so Caleb could brush away the debris from the bone. He was so excited and wanted to pull out the bone from the stone — tried it — not possible. So we had to continue with the hammer and chisel.

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I brought out the other tools from his toy tool box so I could help him chisel the bones out.

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My happy boy couldn’t wait to get all the bones.

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After some time, we finally found all 3 bones and put them together.

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Caleb showing me his triceratops.

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Overall, this was a great activity. It just needed a lot of muscle work from me. Hahaha! All in a day’s work. Anything for you son! 🙂