Paint chips are the perfect, free tool for teaching kiddos about color. A Montessori Color Tablets Box is a fantastic and beautiful tool, but might be something to save up for. Paint chips are a nice alternative. In this activity, we sort different tones, tints and shades of the same hues and then we tuck them all away in a matching envelope.
We purchased a Multiplication Board a few months back, and really enjoy using it. The kiddos use it for multiplication practice, but also for fine motor work. Quality Montessori materials are worth the investment, but can be a little overwhelming to your homeschool budget. Check out our printable multiplication board activity that is built around the multiplication board concept.
We are getting close to the big day! That's right, May the 4th Be With You is upon us folks. How will you and your littles celebrate? Our Star Wars Day will include themed treats and costumes with buns and fur. The kiddos have not actually seen the movies before, but Mr. eager Ed's love of all things Star Wars is infectious. We started prepping this week by making these awesome Star Wars charms. They make the perfect May the 4th Be With You party favor, Mother or Father's Day Gift, or even fancy flair for yourself.
A few weeks ago, we visited a local science museum and were given color changing pencils for completing a survey. The pencils blew my mind and I had to figure out how to make them myself. My brilliant cousin, who remembers everything and has a mind like a steel trap, instantly recalled Hypercolor t-shirts from the 90's and that was my launching point. After an intense Google session, I found the product and basic process I needed to start our color changing experimentation. With Easter right around the corner, eggs seemed the perfect presentation. Check out the details below.
Silver and gold, silver and gold - ok, I'm done caroling. Instead let's match up letters and put them in the mail. Throw in some numbers or shapes if you prefer. Happy mail is on its way!
This accessory connection began with a chance meeting when the kiddos were working on a circle tracing activity. The power magnets got near our canning jar bands and the rest is history. They have been together ever since.