Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sparkly Sea Shells

The kids were watching Team Umizoomi and one of the episodes had a girl who lost her sparkly sea shells and the team was helping her find them. That sparked an idea in them and they were asking for days to make them! Finally we found some time!

What you will need:
sea shells
paint brush

After the kids picked their sea shells, they spread the glue all over them using paint brush.

Then the simply sprinkled the glitter on top of the glue.

These turned out so cute! I love when they come up with their own projects... saves me time fro planning and they are that much more enthusiastic about it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Paper Roller Coasters

When we were putting together this activity for the kids we had no idea it will be such a hit. They basically make their own roller coasters out of paper strips and give them their own unique name.

 We cut some strips of construction paper in many different colors, as our kids love to make everything "rainbow" and we gave them some glue and black paper.

They made lines on each strip just like roller coasters have and glued them in many different ways on their black paper.

They made many different roller coaster models you wouldn't believe. It was such a great team work as well - they dove right in it the next day during their play date and created multi-paper model. (not pictured but I should take a picture of that... I know)

We found this idea over at 1+1+1=1

Monday, May 6, 2013

100 Days of Homeschool Party

Happy 100 Days of School! If you came to see this post, you are most likely just about to celebrate your big milestone. Kids were so excited for this day to come as they were counting down to it on our daily calendar. We thought we would share some ideas for your special party...
Number 1 request from the kids was to have face painting! How can we say no?

Our next activity was: "100 pieces - What is in the paper bag?" We placed 100 buttons inside a paper bag and closed it up. Kids could shake it, feel it, or do anything else with it and then guess. After everyone guessed, we opened the bag for big revelation (no one got it ;-)

Next up was:

The kids guessed where in the house we will get taking 100 steps. This would be great activity for the outside but the weather didn't allow us. So we walked and counted... and got all the way to the garage.

"How many in a jar?" We filled 3 jars with items and gave the kids sheets of paper with questions on them. One of the jars has 100 pieces... which one? One had less and the other had more? Which one has the least? How many pieces do you think are in the other two jars? Kids were very surprised by the answers! Very fun activity.

We printed a sheet of paper that said "This is me in 100 years". Kids drew a picture of themselves that showed what they think they will look like.

Take a look, this is very entertaining... notice, everyone will have a cane

We finished the party with some ice cream cake! Hope this will give you some help... You can probably find most of the materials around your house the day of the party - that is a key, if you are like us ;-)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

We Are Back

With three weeks of much needed vacation behind us and some other obstacles life brought our way, we are back to school! Tune in tomorrow for our first post after the break!