Saturday, February 11, 2012

G is For Gem - Themed Lesson Plans

G is For Game

Congratulations On Making It To Week 6 
We Are Now On Our "Make-up Week" 




Monday 

Since this entire week is all about games, and getting a breather, here are a couple Monday games. Feel free to make up any lost or forgotten work, and consider yourself off track other than that. 

Tuesday: 

Since this entire week is all about games, and getitng a breather, here are a couple Tuesday games. Feel free to make up any lost or forgotten work, and consider yourself off track other than that. 

Wednesday:  

Since this entire week is all about games, and getitng a breather, here are a couple Wednesday games. Feel free to make up any lost or forgotten work, and consider yourself off track other than that. 


Thursday: (Family Flags) 

Since this entire week is all about games, and getitng a breather, here are a couple Thursday games. Feel free to make up any lost or forgotten work, and consider yourself off track other than that. 

Friday: 

Since this entire week is all about games, and getitng a breather, here are a couple Friday games. Feel free to make up any lost or forgotten work, and consider yourself off track other than that. 



Friday, February 10, 2012

Read Across America - Target's Part

Here is a page all about the Read-A-Thon Target is doing to participate in the Read Across America Event. Even if you aren't interested in attending the event in-stores there are some great free printables on the page for Dr. Seuss activities. I even found out I was Pat! :) Really fun. Keep an eye out for our Read Across America post with a whole day of reading fun!



Read Across American National Day is March 2nd. For lists of activities going on in your area check our local library or check the National Education Association and ReadAcrossAmerica.org for more information. Pledge your family to read on March 2nd here!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Memory Game 2 (using sound)

This inexpensive memory game uses multiple skills to find the matches! First you have to remember where each sound is, and second you have to be able to deduce two sounds are the same. I used simple gift boxes from all a-dollar (there were 20 boxes in a single back) to make this. The other items you may want are items like beans, nails, bricks, rocks, paper-clips etc. Make 12 boxes (6 pair) and then set the game out just like any other memory game!

1. Find cups, or boxes you can not see threw that close (cups with lids, gift boxes etc.)



2. Fill 6 pair of boxes with 6 different items that will have distinctly different sounds.



3. Put a sticker or mark on the bottom of each box or cup so that you can verify the sounds match, after the child picks out sets.



4. Mix up the sets and lay them all sticker side down. Then play! Have fun!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Colors Of Game (Colors & Classification)

Put together these adorable color pallets for zoo trips, finding colors at home, the aquarium, park trips, nature walks, parties and more! Each pallet can have a separate tag attached stating "finding colors at home" etc.

How to use these. Put 1 to 10 color pallets on a ribbon (using a hole punch) and label the pallet. Give each child a marker (some work better than others on paint so test them out first), and help the child find items that match each color on the pallet (or as many as possible). This gives a child a new way to look at their surroundings. This is an awesome classification project, as well as a color project. The cost to put these together is the price of the tags you use (I used scrap paper from making birthday cards).


Memory Game 1 (Made with soda-pop bottle caps)

Here is an easy inexpensive game you can make with soda-bottle caps and stickers. Use this idea ot make themed memory games for various lesson plans, or just make a great memory game for your children that costs less than $2.00 to make (if you already drink soda or have friends who do).

 1. Gather a dozen soda-pop bottle caps. It is best to have all the same type (so children don't outsmart us and memorize the cap colors).

Pepsi Bottle Caps Donated By My Grandmother 


2. Purchase a sheet or packet of stickers that has at least 6 different styles but also has at least 2 of each of the 6 styles. This is so you have 6 caps sets that match for the children to pair up. 


3. Adhere the stickers to the inside of the bottle cap. So that each sticker is reveled when the cap is turned upright. 


4. When all the stickers are adhered, double check to make sure you have an even number of pairs. 


Enjoy your new memory game! Remember you can take the stickers off and re-do this game at any time to match lesson plans, holidays etc! What a great way to work on memory games!