Tag Archives: measuring

Bubble Gum Math

31 May

Who says math is boring! See who can blow the biggest bubble or try this bubble gum fun.

Fox In Socks

2 Mar

Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and is celebrated with Read Across America. Do you have any Read Across America events in your neighborhood?

  • Matching, same and different, size, motor skill, spatial relationships, texture
  • Ages 2-8

Optional Activities

  • Cut out two sock shapes from 5 or more different pieces of patterned scrapbook paper.  Glue a strip of matching paper on a  clothes pin. Have your child match the socks and clip them together with the matching clothes pin. Store the activity in a Ziplock bag.
  • Count how many pairs of socks and individual socks in the laundry basket. Why are there more individual socks?
  • Talk about why tongue twisters are hard to read.
  • Draw a picture of crazy socks.
  • If we wear socks on or feet, what do we wear on our head, hands, etc.?
  • Use a ruler or Legos to measure who has the biggest socks in the house.

Download three free Dr. Seuss Activity Packs for children ages 2-7 from Living Life Intentionally.

Kids+Cooking=Learning

8 Dec

I love brownies for two different reasons. Well, the first one’s obvious. :0) The second reason I love brownies is because they are easy to make and the perfect way for kids to learn important skills.

Boxed brownies are a perfect way to introduce young children to cooking. Following the directions for making brownies is easy for readers and non readers because some of the directions are usually shown in pictures. Your child will learn math skills when they measure and time the baking process. Measuring, pouring and stirring work on hand-eye coordination, fine motor and large motor skills. The most important skill your child will learn is life skill. Everyone should know how to make a delicious pan of brownies!

Cooking with Kids

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