While I wasn't blogging, we were still learning at home, although I must admit, not nearly as organized as I hope to be again. But we finished up the alphabet, both kiddos now know all their letters and Little Miss is reading! So very big steps in a few months!
Last week, we talked about Noah and the Ark, as well as rain and rainbows, since they seemed fitting within the context.
Both kiddos loved the work we did, and had fun singing songs as well.
We started by reading the story of Noah in our Children's Bible.The kids love this bible. The stories are illustrated so wonderfully and the stories are written in an easy to understand format.
We used the animals from Learning 4 Fun, and added them to a rainbow cutout to show the animals under the rainbow. The kids thought this was really fun. Mister Man is into anything that involves scissors or glue and Little Miss loves art projects in general.
Mister Man did a great job sequencing the story and coloring the pictures from Ministry-To-Children.
We also did a few of the worksheets from Teaching Heart. They each did a few different sheets, but Mister Man really surprised me with his ability to count and locate the correct written number to match. I expected to have to help him more with this task and he did it almost entirely on his own!
Bible Based Homeschooling. They both did pretty well with this.
And just counting in general. There were so many great activities in the Bible Based Homeschooling Noah's Ark Mega Pack!
We did the letter assessment rainbow with do-a-dot markers. These were from a great letter pack that has a large number of themed letter assessment printouts from 2 Teaching Mommas. I knew Little Miss was way past this exercise, but it was good practice for letter sounds as well. I would make the sound and she found the letter. Mister Man I was trying to see how many of the letters he was comfortable with. Come to find out it was most of them.
We did a rain activity with water, shaving cream and food coloring. It was a fun experiment that kept the kids attention so much they wanted me to leave it on the counter so they could look at it all day.
They put together their own Noah's Ark Story Mini Book, which they loved creating. Little Miss is very into putting together books so this was a perfect project for her.
I made them both a lapbook filled with fun activities. There were a ton of other printouts we used from the above sites and you can see more ideas on my pinterest page. I found things that would work in the lapbook from a mix of sites including rainbow and rain ideas as well.
Overall a good lesson on Noah's Ark. We are now talking about Creation and the Dinosaurs. More on that soon!