I’m trying to do at least two “learning activities” with my boys each day. My children have a large age gap, so I’ve been trying to create activities that can be used across different ages and adapted to different learning needs. I also run two businesses and a household so I need the activities to be easy to implement and not require a ton of supplies. Easy right? 🙂
What we did:
- Printed off the worksheet. Click on the download button below the image of the worksheet to download.
- Each child walked through the house and picked one item that they wanted to learn about.
- I did a quick check on YouTube for the items they picked to make sure there was a video on how it was made. There are so many available I bet pretty much everything in our homes has a “How’s It Made” video.
- They filled out their educated guesses.
- We watched the videos. I encouraged both boys to pay attention so they could help the other one if they missed something.
- They filled out the bottom portion of the worksheet.
- They looked up the new words and I challenged them to use the words a some point during the rest of the day.
What this activity teaches:
- Critical thinking, making good guesses
- Writing (I required complete sentences and checked their grammar)
- Listening skills (I told them to read ahead and know what they should be listening for in the videos)
- Learned how to look up words in a dictionary.
- Spelling words that have never been seen before.
- Appreciation and respect for the time and resources put into everyday objects. Both boys talked a lot about how crazy it was that so much time and effort went into making their item.
I hope this can help others create a fun, easy, educational experience at home!