Posted in All Kid Activities, Math Activities

Water Bead Smashing

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I still had so many water beads I had to come up with another activity to use them in. Thus, the water bead smashing activity was born!!!!

We went to the yard for this activity. Used chalk to draw some numbers on the gate. These were our targets. I would call out the numbers and Caleb would hit them with the water beads. You can do variations of this – letters, sum, difference, etc.

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He even drew his own number to hit.

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Balancing and throwing at the same time.

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Smashed water beads.

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Caleb had so much fun and it was easy to clean up.

We hosed down the gate.

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And swept the smashed beads into the gutter.

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A fun learning activity and great for releasing stress and pent up anger! Hahaha!

Posted in Home Investigations

Home Investigation: Magnets

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I bought these magnets for a song at the local flea market. I thought magnet investigation would be a fun activity for Caleb. I provided him with various things to test his magnet on.

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He surprised me during this activity by creating with the magnets instead!

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Eyeglasses!

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Look mom!

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Earphones! Hahaha! This boy cracks me up.

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Enjoying himself.

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I urged him to go around the house to see which things, objects, appliances his magnet would stick to. He did this for a while and went back to “creating” instead.

Look! A number 8!

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His creative juices were flowing! Why would stand in the way of that? Haha! Let’s try again tomorrow 😉

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! 🙂