Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Card Game: War

Such a simple game, I just realized it was one I could teach Eli to practice "which number is higher" idea!  (if you're not familiar with it, you can read the general rules of the game HERE) We played with three players and even four would be good, vs only two players.  He caught right on, even with the Jack-Queen-King thing.  Ace was a little tricky to remember, but whatever.  Fun was had!  Though we did play for only awhile {not completion. IS there completion to that game??} because well, it's kind of a boring game.  But still, fun way to practice numbers, different from Uno!

Book: Red Are the Apples

I'm going to be adding a couple more things to this blog, so here you'll find weekly lessons, complete lapbooks, short book activities, Sunday school lessons, and game ideas.  

This is a book I'd gotten at the library and I put together a little activity to go with it.  It was mostly for Hannah actually, since I knew it would be pretty easy for Eli, but of course he enjoyed it as well!

Book: Red Are the Apples by Marc Harshman

The book goes like this, "The morning is cool in the fall of the year. We explore our garden, to see what is here. Brown is the soil, loose and fine, that's helped the beans to leaf and vine.  White are the beans...Yellow's the corn..., etc" So that explains a little of the format of the project....

prep work: make a document with colored color words spread out on the paper. find clipart images of each color item (pumpkin, white beans, corn, apple, black hat, eggplant, leaves, brown soil)
like this
kids do: glue the picture items above the corresponding color

 I love watching little ones working hard and concentrating
 the completed project
 ...and an excited boy.

And yes, I'm sure you could do a whole hoard of things relating to book themes. But I don't have a lot of time, so I prefer to keep it simple. 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Princess Lapbook

My goodness, it's hard for me to get posts up for these little school lessons.  I still have a whole week of Firefighting lessons, a week of lessons about Grapes, and now we're starting lapbooks.  I did one for Hannah and one for Eli.  Here's Hannah's princess/Cinderella-themed lapbook that she got to do while Eli was at preschool one morning:

the cover
when you open it
First she glued the letters on for her name to make a little name book.

Then she got to explore everything else--the color book, shapes book, counting cards, Bible verse, and petal book in which she got to do more gluing.
Oh I love those little hands!


*The counting cards, name book, color book, and shapes book are from 1+1+1=1 website HERE.
* I wanted to fill it out more so I also used the Bible verse book and petal book from the Homeschool Share website HERE.
* The cover is just a coloring page I found online, colored on the computer and printed. (It was supposed to be pink, but it printed purple. Whatever)
* The God's Little Princess image is just a cropped image of the God's Little Princess devotional Bible.

We did this two weeks ago and Hannah likes to get it occasionally to look at it. So cute!