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Happy Saturday!  Did you see our homemade spinning tops that we shared a few weeks ago?  The boys are STILL having a blast with them (and we even painted with them this week too).

 

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There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:

 

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I love these Edible Water Beads from Little Pinch of Perfect!

 

 

 

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Check out this Ocean Alphabet activity from Kitchen Floor Crafts.

 

 

 

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Fantastic Fun and Learning shares this list of Books about Birthdays!  What a fun way to celebrate a child’s birthday!

 

 

 

Have an idea or activity to share???  Just link up below!

Next week I’ll be sharing my favorites from the ones you submit!

*By linking up, you are granting me permission to use and/or repost photographs from your blog.


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Feed the Alphabet Monster

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I love being able to repurpose things that would otherwise end up in the trash.  And if you have children in your house, chances are the two items needed for this activity are plentiful:  bottle caps (from milk and other drinks) and a baby wipes container!   I shared this bottle cap sorting activity a few years ago and recently found a stash of bottle caps leftover as I was cleaning out a closet.  I decided to make this Feed the Alphabet Monster activity to help Little Brother practice identifying lowercase letters.        

The title of the post was inspired by Toddler Approved’s Feed the LEGO Monsters post.  :)

 

Here’s what you’ll need:  a plastic baby wipes container, bottle caps, and 1″ stickers.        

 

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IMG 9180 500x333 Feed the Alphabet Monster  1.  Write letters (either capital or lowercase) on the stickers.      
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    IMG 9462 300x456 Feed the Alphabet Monster 2.  Have your child place “feed” the caps to the monster one at a time while saying each letter.  
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    Check out more ways to recycle and browse our Alphabet Activities Pinterest Board:  
Follow Jenae {I Can Teach My Child!}’s board Alphabet Activities on Pinterest.

Human Body Activities for Kids

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The human body is marvelous, isn’t it?  I am constantly in awe of the amazing creation that encompasses our bodies.  Big Brother asked specifically to learn about the human body this summer and we have been having a blast.  We have already shared a couple fun posts about the human body, but I thought it would be helpful to feature other human body activities for kids from around the web.

 

Activities and Models

 

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Try out this hands-on demonstration to illustrate what blood is made of.

 

 

 

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Life Size Body Map Art Project  ::  Pink and Green Mama

 

 

 

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Demonstrate the Human Heart with a Tennis Ball  ::  Kids Activities Blog

 

 

 

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Make a model of your skeleton with this X-Ray Playdough.

 

 

 

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Make a model of the human lung  ::  Science Sparks

 

 

 

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Create a model of the brain with playdough ::  Science Sparks

 

 

 

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Make your own stethoscope  ::  Science Sparks

 

 

 

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Felt Human Anatomy Model  ::  Fun at Home with Kids (via Teach Preschool)

 

 

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Create a model of the circulatory system  ::  Highhill Education

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Make a model of an eye ::  Homeschool-Activities

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Demonstrate why we need both muscles and bones

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Use pool noodles to make a model of the backbone ::  Spell Out Loud

Resources

 

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Hape Your Body Puzzles:  Perfect for preschoolers wanting to learn about their body systems!

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Squishy Human Body Model 

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Our boys are obsessed with this life-like human model.  They love to take the body apart and feel all of the various organs.  My only complaint is that it is too hard for a 6-year old to put back together himself (which is probably why it is recommended for 8+), so I end up doing it.

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Magic School Bus Human Body DVD

We have checked this DVD out from our library a couple different times and our boys LOVE it.  And I love that they are learning about their bodies!

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The Human Body App ($2.99) on the iPhone or iPad

This app is incredible.  It shows each of the body’s systems separately and how they work.  In the digestive system, you can feed the body and watch how the food is digested.  In the nervous system, you can touch parts of your body and watch the touch travel to your brain.

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What activities or resources do you have to learn about the human body?  Leave a link or comment below!

 

Paint with Tops

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A few weeks ago we made homemade spinning tops (which the boys are still having a blast with).  We found yet another way to have fun utilizing them:  paint with tops!!  Besides being a fun art project, this activity is also great fine motor practice as your child learns to spin a top.

 

We chose to do this activity outside, just in case the paint was to fly.  And I would definitely recommend it…especially if you have little ones who love to get LOTS of paint on the top.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:  tops (add to the fun and make your own with our tutorial), washable paint, paper, and a tray (we used the top of a shallow box).

 

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Just dip the marble (on the bottom of the top) into the paint and then spin on a piece of white paper!  We had three different tops with three different colors.

 

 

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 A top in motion!

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This was the result!  I love how unique this art project is!

 What unconventional material have you and your kids painted with recently?

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

Summer is a great time to encourage your child to do chores and learn some valuable lessons on the importance of money.

 

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There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:

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Playdough to Plato shares an Exploding Pop Rocket science experiment.

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Check out these wooden roads for cars and trucks from Buggy and Buddy.  Perfect for playing with cars outside!

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Check out these printable preschool worksheets from JDaniel4’s Mom.

Have an idea or activity to share???  Just link up below!

Next week I’ll be sharing my favorites from the ones you submit!

*By linking up, you are granting me permission to use and/or repost photographs from your blog.


 

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