I created a Bible Verse Tracer for Proverbs 16:24.
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On Monday, Parker traced his Bible verse.
On Tuesday, we cut apart his tracer and he glued it together in his Bible notebook. On Wednesday, he practiced his verse and he was able to recite it by heart on Thursday.
We brought out our Usborne Sticker books to use during history.
The boys completed the Mogul empire pages in their books.
Grammar Grab Bag:
I created a Sending All My Love – Grammar Grab Bag #23 (GGB) for Parker’s Language Arts activities this week.
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I printed the spelling cards, worksheets, heart letters, and Spell-a-Word mats (in GGB) for Monday’s activities.
First, I read a spelling word and asked Parker to spell it using the heart letters and the Spell-a-Word mat.
Next, he used his spelling cards and gel pens to practice writing his spelling words.
On Tuesday, we brought out his spelling cards again and he used them to complete his spelling worksheets (in GGB).
I cut out the Donut and Hot Cocoa Rhyming Word Cards (in GGB) and hid the donut cards around the room.
I instructed Parker to find all the donut word cards that rhymed with his hot cocoa word cards.
As he found each matching donut card, he added it to the hot cocoa word cards on the glass door. This is a great way to make a matching game more active!
Quotes & Attribution:
I reviewed our grammar lesson about quotes and attribution then handed Parker his worksheet (in GGB).
He read each sentence and figured out the missing parts, glued the boxes then marked the quotation and attribution as instructed.
This week Parker read the resurrection story in his Beginner’s Bible. I thought it would be fun to make resurrection rolls. We did this a looooong time ago, but he didn’t remember.
The marshmallow represented Jesus. We anointed his body with oil (butter), added the buriel spices (cinnamon and sugar), and wrapped him in the burial cloth (biscuit dough).
The dough I had expired, so I quickly made some drop biscuit dough which was REALLY sticky and messy to work with. Anyway, we made sure Jesus was all wrapped up before placing him in the tomb (the oven).
When the biscuits were done, we found that “Jesus was not there, he had risen!”. The packaged biscuit dough looks more like a tomb, but everyone enjoyed these. They smelled YUMMY as they baked in the oven!
I’m not sure who thought of resurrection rolls, but they are a perfect addition to the Easter story.
Multiples of FOUR:
I set out the equation cards on our Learning Lane and gave him the bear answer cards. He matched them up.
Afterwards, he completed the Division by 4 Worksheet.
He also completed a multiplication worksheet too.
Multiples of FIVE:
I also created a Bear & Heart Multiplication and Division by FIVE pack for Parker to work on.
I set out the heart equation cards on our Learning Lane and gave him the set of Bear answer cards. This was a fun way to practice his five multiplication and division facts.
Afterwards, we brought out his dot paints and he completed the Division by FIVE worksheet.
This week we were studying about rain in our Weather book. I set out paints and paper rolls for the boys to make rain sticks.
They mixed up their paints until they were happy with hue. We also added some dark blue glitter to make them extra special.
While I read about the rain, the boys painted their paper tubes.
I figured we could stretch this activity over a few days.
Once they covered their tubes completely, we set them aside to dry.
It was SO beautiful we went outside to enjoy a sneak peak of this lovely, spring weather.
We even took a moment to sit in the sun and read A Good Day for Ducks on our Epic app.
Since Valentine’s Day was coming up, we read The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond and I gave the boys some heart sticker sheets.
They loved the idea! So while I read aloud, they decorated their rain sticks.
They didn’t adhere to the tubes, but I added packing tape later on.
Since Jordan was learning about onomatopoeia this week, we added some weather words to their sticks.
Jordan chose to use the red Sharpie since it was a Valentine’s Day themed rain stick!
The boys filled their tubes with rice and we added the top and secured it with more packing tape. The boys loved them!
Blizzard in a Jar:
Later in the week, we were learning about snow so I thought it would be fun to make a blizzard in a jar.
I set out the items we needed along with The Snowy Day by Anna Milbourne.
I added the oil and paint and let everyone put in a little piece of the Alka Seltzer tablet.
It looked really cool. According to the kids, it looked more like an “upside down blizzard”, but they still loved it.
Snowy Sensory Bin:
I brought out a bunch of fun winter themed books to read with the kids.
The kids sipped on hot cocoa while I read the books aloud.
Afterwards, everyone worked together to transform our log cabin sensory bin into a winter wonderland.
All of our snow and blizzard reading from our weather book inspired me to make a batch of snow dough.
I had the kids sort through our animal bin for woodland creatures. I set them out with a tray, snow dough, and some winter themed gems.
The kids really enjoyed this activity. It was so fun and relaxing. The older kids stayed long after we were done. It reminded me of our preschool days together.
Everyone welcomed the brain break and thoroughly enjoyed the sensory play.
Parker even made a fun snow dough face with his favorite BLUE gems!
I just cherish the times they learn and play together. As they grow older and their workload increases, we don’t have as many activities together, but I certainly treasure the ones we do!
As a “grand finale”, I decided to surprise the kids with hibernation cupcakes for our Frozen II movie night!
I filled our cupcake pan with batter and called them over to hide their hibernating bears!
During our movie, we took a cupcake intermission to gobble up our hibernation cupcakes! SNOW MUCH FUN!!!