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Sunday, March 3, 2013

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Creating Your Own Memory Game and More

My daughter, Rosa, is great at playing Memory.  The problem is that we rarely get through a whole game before she is ready to move on.  Sometimes we take about half the cards to play with, but that can be time consuming, so I decided to make our own game and this is something you can do at home too.  

You will need:
Card Stock - any size, any color
A rotary cutter (or pencil, ruler and scissors)
two sets of identical stickers (or stamps and ink pad)

Start by measuring your stickers (or stamps) to determine the size of your card stock squares.  Two inches would probably be about the minimum that you would want to make the cards so they are easy to handle.  You want to make the cards so there is a little wiggle room around the edges of your largest sticker or stamp.  

We cut our cards to be two inch squares.  

Rosa placed the stickers on the cards.  We did four sets of identical stickers so that we could use these for other activities (listed below).  

Now you are ready to play Memory or use these for other activities. 

 Other activity ideas:
- have the children sort the cards
- create a pattern and have the child recreate the pattern below it
- have the child create a pattern
- create a pattern and ask the child to continue the pattern
- attach paper clips to the cards then have the child go fishing for the cards with a magnet on the end of a string
- attach the cards to the floor and have the child hop from one card to another
- attach the cards to the floor and play musical chairs, but use the cards instead of chairs
- use the cards for seat markers

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Activity of the Day: December 29, 2011

Bell Estimation Jar:
Fill a jar with bells. Have the children take turns estimating how many bells are in the jar. To help with their estimation, have them pull out 10 bells and look at them, they may hold them in their hands or spread them out, whatever helps with their estimation. Then return the 10 bells to the jar. After everyone has estimated count the bells in the jar together.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Activity of the Day: December 28, 2011

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Bell Ring Game: 
Instructions on how to make bell rings in art section. Played like Doggie Doggie Where's your Bone? With a twist. Older children will have a hard time keeping the bells quiet, and it will give younger children the advantage of hearing the bells. This is how the game is played. The teacher picks one child to sit in the middle and be the Doggie. Then the other children sit in a circle around the Doggie. The teacher picks one child to hold the bells (bone) behind their back, and all the children sit with their hands behind their back. Say the Chant: 
Doggie, Doggie, 
Where's your bone? 
Somebody took it from it's home, 
Upstairs, downstairs, by the telephone, 
Wake up doggie, Find your bone. 
The Doggie picks up to three people that he/she believes has the bells. One at a time, as picked, the children show their hands. If they pick the right child they "win". Regardless the child with the "bone" become the next Doggie, and the old Doggie pick who will get the bells next. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Activity of the Day: December 27, 2011

Bell Ring Song: 
Pam’s Clipart ImagesSupply each child with a bell ring. (Instructions on how to make bell rings in art section.) Sing this song and follow the directions: Sung to Frere Jacques 
Ring your bells, 
Ring your bells, 
Shake them left and right, 
Shake them hard and light, 
Ring them loud, 
Ring them soft. 

Ring your bells, 
Ring your bells, 
Shake them up and down, 
Shake them all around, 
Ring them loud, 
Ring them soft. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Activity of the Day: December 26, 2011

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Bell ringing 2: 3+ 
Supply the children with pairs of bells. Mix them up. See if they can find their matches by the sound. 

Bell Sort: 3+
Provide the children with many different kinds of bells to sort by size or color.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Activity of the Day: December 25, 2011

Pam’s Clipart ImagesBell balancing: 3+ 
Supply the children with bells and a balance. Show the children how to make the balance even. Count the bells on each side. 

Bell ringing: 3+ 
Supply the children with many different bells. What different sounds do they make. How are the sounds different.