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FAMILY VARIETY ACTIVITIES
Have your kids pick a topic they are interested in and give a presentation about it to the family! Counts a Speech, possibly Art (If the presentation involves creating artwork) and whatever subject they are presenting.
Find out what a cubit is in feet. Then figure out how big Noah’s ark was.
Give your kids a concordance and challenge them to look up the meanings of all the names in Genesis 5!
Have your beginning writers “write” a letter on your back or the back of an older sibling. See if the person being written on can tell what letter they are writing!
Middle School – High School
STEAM activity of the day: Give your kids some toothpicks and packing peanuts and see what they come up with! Wild Woman built a turkey trap. The sharp pokey things are to catch the turkey so she can eat it. 🙂
Bingo is a great game for kids who are learning to recognize numbers! Switch it up for older kids by requiring they give a number sentence with at least 3 numbers to come up with the number called. Examples: 1 = 2 – 2 + 1 or 45 = 8 x 5 + 5
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Store” was always one of my kids’ favorite games to play! We would use sticky notes to put prices on things around the room. Then one of the kids would be the cashier while the other’s shopped. I’m a stickler for teaching kids to count back change and know how to give the cashier the correct amount.
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Having fun counting and sorting pom-poms! Picking them up with tweezer makes things more interesting and strengthens little hands!
Do math on your windows with a dry erase marker!
Play “Guess It”! Cover a coloring page with sticky notes numbered 2 – 12. Each player throws the dice pair and adds the result of the throw. If he/she can find that number on the coloring page, he/she gets to pull the number off and try to guess what the coloring page is. (Hint: Make sure any writing identifying the page is blacked out!)
We made a really fancy clock! Bet you can too!
Middle School and Up
Some ideas for studying the California gold rush:
- Make a model covered wagon
- Pan for gold
- Find items in your house that are made with gold
- Watch the TV series “Gold Rush”
- Make a balance weight
One of the many reasons why it is a sin to ever throw away an oatmeal box!
Beautiful, sunny day? Try some shadow tracing!
The grandkids are having a blast with the balloon paddles we made with paint stirrers and paper plates!
Time management is huge! Make sure your kids know how to plan and manage their time!
BABIES AND TODDLERS
HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
ISSUES AND ENCOURAGEMENT
Study after study proves that children imitate those they are around most. If we want our children to grow up to be responsible adults who should they be around most? Children or adults?
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God Bless You All!