Category: Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
Tweet Last year my children had watched most of the Roald Dahl movies available on the market, but we hadn’t read any of the books, so our Roald Dahl inspired arts and crafts were varied and mixed. Over the last few weeks we’ve been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, however, so all our activities […]
|September 2, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 5-6 years, By Age, Home Learning, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy|
Tweet There’s nothing like sweets to get a sweet-toothed person excited about learning something maths-ish, so as part of our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory week, I bought a mixed bag of candy – I wanted chocolates, but apparently we aren’t close enough to Halloween yet, so no one in my town sells the mixed […]
|August 20, 2015||Posted by Luschka under 3 - 4 years, 5-6 years, By Age, Communication, Language and Literacy, Home Learning, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy, Products, Rainy Day Activities, Reviews|
Tweet One of the benefits of home education for me is the ability to learn through play. Of course learning through play is relevant whether children go to school or not, and one of the fun ways to encourage learning without anyone even knowing they’re learning is through puzzle and board games. We were sent […]
|August 19, 2014||Posted by Luschka under 2 - 3 years, 4-5, 50things, By Age, Discovering Nature, Home Learning, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy|
Tweet It’s a little hard to find some frogspawn without discovering the other things in a pond. All things slimey and erm… fun. Our local canal centre offers a fabulous guide to help children identify what they’ve found in the pond, and over the spring and summer months, pond dipping is a favourite activity among […]
|March 14, 2014||Posted by Luschka under 4-5, By Age, Cooking, Food, Good Stuff, Home Learning, Incidental Learning, Kids in the Kitchen, Measures and Weights, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy, Reviews|
Tweet One of my friends told me once that she loved my blog, because I don’t post perfect crafts and that makes her feel like a normal mama when their crafts and projects don’t come out perfect. Well, this one is for everyone who ever has not-as-planned-cakes. We received The Carrot Cake Catastrophe by Elizabeth Dale (Author) […]
|December 5, 2013||Posted by Luschka under 4-5, By Age, Christmas Crafts and Books, Cognitive Skills, Communication, Language and Literacy, Creative Development, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy, Projects & Series|
Tweet I bought the book Chilly the Snowman a few years ago when it was just a Pound in a local shop. I kept it in the bookshelf because I realised that Ameli was too young for it, but this year she’s just right for it! Chilly the Snowman is an activity book with mazes, […]
|February 21, 2013||Posted by Luschka under 2 - 3 years, 3 - 4 years, Busy Bags, By Age, Cognitive Skills, Home Learning, Physical Development, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy|
Tweet This is part five in a series on busy bags. For more information on what busy bags are, and for some ideas on bought contents for easy busy bags and more handmade ideas, read past posts in the series. Memory games are fantastic for children, wonderful for developing logic skills, patience and memory, which in turn will […]
- Cut your cards to equal size – we used 8 cards – and glue to backing paper.
- Cut into individual squares again
- We covered these in sticky paper to prolong their lives
- Glue matching stickers on two cards at a time.
To play, turn all the cards upside down so that one plain colour is looking up at you. Turn round one card, see i.e. the snake and a blue snail. Turn back. Turn round two new cards, i.e. Elephant ant a blue snail. Keep the blue snail, and go back to the previous blue snail, taking them out of the game. Turn the elephant around again, and turn two new cards, until all the cards are paired up.
Check back next week for more Busy Bag ideas. You will need an ice tray, mini muffin tray or something with similar compartments, shaving foam, food colouring and a paintbrush.