Weekly Activities


May 11-15

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Remembering objects

To develop concentration, attention to detail and memory while remembering objects.
A tray containing a number objects (comb,brush, spoon, stick, crayon etc.) A timer if you have one. A piece of paper and a pencil.
Present the tray, place all of the objects from the tray on a rug or table, except the timer. Give them the piece of paper and pencil. Time them for one minute observing the objects. After one minute ask them to close their eyes. Remove an object. Ask them to open their eyes and study the objects again, then write down the missing object. Put the object back and repeat process until all of the object have been identified.

Extension: Remove more than one object, remove all objects except one. 


Lilac QTip Painting

Purple acrylic paint
Small dish
Green marker
Art mat
Sponge for clean up

Draw the green stem from the bottom right corner to the middle of the paper, show where the flower will get painted.
Show your child how to make a flower by printing four dots close to each other to make the individual lilac flowers that create the cone of the flower.
If your child is writing then have them print the word lilac at the bottom and write their name at the top.


Life Cycle of the Butterfly



Colored Pencils
Show your child the life cycle page and explain the idea of metamorphosis using the life cycle diagram.
Use the parts of a butterfly paper and teach the different parts of the butterfly.


Dream Journals

Materials: paper, markers or crayons or colored pencils, stapler or other fastener (yarn,etc)

This week we will create our very own Dream Journals. Dream Journals are a place where your child can describe a dream they had the night before, a day dream, or even a story they would like to tell if they cannot remember their dreams. Staple a cover page your child has designed to about 5-15 pieces of paper. The amount of paper depends on how many entry's you want. You can also bind these pages in different ways too, such as, yarn, tape, glue, or paper fasteners. I like to label the booklets as "So-and-so's Dream Journal 2020". How to use the Dream Journals: Let your child draw their dream on the piece of paper. When they have finished asked them about their creation and write down what they say about it. The more accurate you are the more enjoyable the memories will be when they are older. You and your child can decided when and how often you create an entry. You can have a set time to fill a page daily or weekly or you can choose to fill the whole book in one day. We would to see what your child and you create!


Sink or Float

This is a sink or float experiment that encourages predictions and observations about buoyancy and density. Through their observations, your child will learn that buoyant objects float and dense objects sink.  This activity can happen inside at the sink, a bathtub or with any container that holds water. It can also happen outside the weather is nice! Another option is to add flavored juice crystals to the water for scent and color.

*A tub or container, such as a plastic tub, basin, pot, bucket etc. that will hold water

*A towel to wipe up any spills
*A fish net or big spoon
*Two wash cloths of different colors to set items on after they have been tested
*Small items that will sink: Coins, Stones, Glass gemstones or marbles, Toy cars, Keys
*Small items that will float: Corks, Popsicle sticks, Legos, Sponge pieces, Lids, Rubber balls
Start by filling your tub with water and gathering the items together (or have your child find the items in a scavenger hunt type activity). Your child will hypothesize whether they think each item will float or sink, and then test their theory. After the test for each item is completed, they will use the big spoon, or the fishnet, to fish out their item and set it on the proper washcloth. One colored washcloth is for the items that were more dense and sank, and the other colored washcloth is for items that were more buoyant and floated. Explain that items sink or float based on their density. Density is determined by how close or far apart molecules are within an item.

Extension: Have your child blow on floating items with the a straw and discuss kinetic energy and wind power.