|July 7, 2012||Posted by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling under Kiddos In Action, Unintentional Learning, wONEderland||
Yesterday morning, while I was working on some homeschool stuff, Thing 3 came over and decided to “help” me out. Actually, he really just wanted to play with my container of paper clips.
So I took the opportunity to practice colors and sorting with Thing 3. We both had a little bit of fun and amazingly he did not make a big mess. This should go without saying that this should only be done with adult supervision.
What have you and your one year old done recently?
|June 13, 2012||Posted by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling under Field Trips/Activities/Adventures, Forgein Language, Homeschool, Kiddos In Action, Krazy in Kindergarten, Pure Fun, Subjects & Themes, Totally 3, wONEderland||
Today did not go as planned. I had planned to take the boys to pick blueberries. However mother nature had other plans. Those plans included acting like it was going to rain and thunderstorm all morning. But we live in Texas and that didn’t happen. The large storm system that was moving our direction died and we got very little rain, but at that point it was too late to make the trip to go blueberry picking.
As the natives were getting restless I had to come up with something to do, and quick, that would get us out of the house. Thus we went on a color scavenger hunt. I quickly made each boy a list with all the colors we were going to find and attached it to a clipboard. Within 10 minutes we were out the door.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 practiced the colors in Spanish. Thing 3 practiced his colors. It was a great way for the boys to get some exercise, get out of the house and didn’t require much time to prepare.
What activities have you been able to put together at the last minute?
|March 7, 2012||Posted by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling under Kiddos In Action, wONEderland||
This week has been our first full week back to “school” in over a month. This mommy needed a break. However, we are back and I updated Thing 3’s workboxes with some new activities. Here is some of what his week looked like.
We attended a the C.R. Smith Museum, where we enjoyed learning about simple machines and airplanes. Thing 3 was trying to lift up more than his own weight with the lever.
He enjoyed playing with playdough and safari animals while his bigger brothers did their “school” for the day. I really think he was just hanging around waiting for goldfish.
We played with the new house pet animal cube. He really liked the cat the best.
I also filled up 6 plastic Easter eggs with different types of beans. He LOVED these. He started out by shaking them and enjoying the noise they made. Then he moved on to opening the eggs to see what type of bean was inside. Once he had emptied all of the eggs, he then worked on putting all the beans back into the eggs.
What has your one year old been up to this week? Leave a comment and share the fun you have been having.
Thing 3 is 19 months old.
|February 22, 2012||Posted by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling under Kiddos In Action, wONEderland||
This mommy needed a little break, so the boys and I took the week off from any formal “school.” However, here are a few things that I did catch Thing 3 doing this past week.
Coloring with sidewalk chalk.
Coloring himself with the sidewalk chalk and thinking it is the best idea.
Walking over the bridges at the botanical gardens.
Walking up the hills at the botanical garden.
What has your one year old been up to this week?
|February 12, 2012||Posted by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling under Fun at 4, Kiddos In Action, Story & Art, Subjects & Themes, Totally 3, wONEderland||
On Monday, we did our planned story and art project from the week before. Thing 2 had randomly picked out a book and it just happened to be The Crown on Your Head by Nancy Tillman.
ANYTHING a child could want to use to decorate their crown.
1. Cut out any shape crown. I went with the simple zig zag pattern.
2. Have them decorate.
3. Staple together and wear!
All three boys had a wonderful time decorating their crowns. They each chose a different material to use to decorate their crowns. I would love to show you pictures of the finished projects but they took off to the playroom once they were done and would have nothing to do with picture taking.
What have you read this week?
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|February 8, 2012||Posted by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling under Kiddos In Action, wONEderland|
Like I promised, I am back this week with some new activities. I finally got around to getting some new activities together for Thing 3.
Thing 3 enjoyed the weather by throwing an empty bottle. He really enjoyed the sound that it made.
He enjoyed building his first Home Depot Kids Workshop craft.
Thing 3 was able to help Thing 1 and Thing 2 with our parachuting bugs activity.
He helped Thing 1 and Thing 2 make fresh squeezed lemonade.
Thing 1 enjoyed shaking his magnetic discovery bottles.
He also did enjoy using the magnet that goes along with the discovery bottles.
He is really enjoying the stacking train that had been hidden for a while. He had grown tired of it, so I hid the toy and he is in LOVE with it now.
Thing 3 is still really enjoying the face cube. His favorite thing is to find his picture and point to it.
Lastly, he enjoyed coloring his crown which went along with a story that we had read.
What have you and your little one done this week?
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|February 1, 2012||Posted by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling under Kiddos In Action, wONEderland||
I forgot to change out Thing 3’s workboxes this week, however, we still had fun. I did finally get around to cutting a piece of styrofoam for him to put golf tees into. I am not sure who enjoyed putting the tees into the styrofoam more, Thing 1, Thing 2, or Thing 3.
I will be back next week with some new ideas!
What have you done with your one year old this week?
|January 25, 2012||Posted by Mommy Cameron | Homeschooling under Kiddos In Action, wONEderland|
This week we continued with our farm and tractor “workboxes.” Actually, there is more than farm and tractor stuff in the boxes, but that was the some what theme. Thing 3 is really enjoying the extra playtime every morning while his brothers are still sleeping.
Thing 3 continued to play with the farm puzzle this week. He loves to make the animals noises as he plays with the puzzle.
He also was introduced to the mini muffin tin with pom poms and the tongs. I demonstrated how the tongs worked one time and he wasted no time trying to do it to himself.
He really started to enjoy his body part cube this week. His favorite side was the side with his own picture on it.
Thing 3 also practiced balancing the workbox drawer on his face. He did this several time, thus the reason I was able to get a picture.
We made it to the park to feed the ducks. Apparently the ducks were really hungry because one of them came and ate right out of Thing 3’s hand. Thankfully, he didn’t cry. Although I wasn’t able to get a picture of the duck eating from his hand I was able to get one of him staring down the ducks after he fed them. He was really mad that they took his bread.
What has your one year old been up to this week?
Thing 3 is 17 months old.