March 16 Activities
S- science. Nature walk. Go outside and find a quiet place to sit or walk for about 30-45 minutes. Use your five (well, careful about tasting things) senses to find as many signs of spring as you can. Try isolating one or two senses at a time by taking others away (ex: close your eyes, plug your ears or nose and see if you notice more or less with the remaining senses). Write down things you see, hear, smell, feel, and… well, maybe not taste.
|Sense used||What I noticed:|
T- technology. Try some of these free fun brain-building online resources!
Don’t have a tablet, phone, or computer? Look around and list all the other kinds of technology you can see. It’s not all electronic! Look for simple machines around your house, and how they are used! Make it a scavenger hunt for the whole family!
E- engineering. Got Legos? Try to build these challenges! Get creative! Use a timer, a blindfold, earplugs, or oven mitts to experience what it would be like to build under pressure or without the use of one of your senses. No legos? Build with cardboard, straws, paper plates, TP or paper towel tubes, tape, paper, pens, etc. The best engineers can think quickly and use whatever is at hand!
Try building: a bridge, a race car, something that can fly, a thing that starts with B, a mini model of your house, your room, a rocket ship, a dinosaur, a boat that could really float, a tool that you could use to fix things, the tallest tower you can make without falling down, a tree that stands on its own, a flower garden, a maze for a marble, a race track with jumps! Don’t stop there!
M- math. Math in Nature: go outside and count things like the seeds on a pinecone. See if different types of cones have different numbers of seeds! Do the same kinds of cones have the same number? Repeat with other things you see! (Good for sorting items and finding patterns!)
If that gets old, try a couple of the following Math Color by Number pages!
There are many more resources out there! Check out some free games/apps on your devices (I recommend Two Dots and Luminosity for really good memory and spatial skills building), and get in touch with other parents online! There are so many free resources being offered to families stuck at home. Here are just a few that I found in no time on Facebook:
Good luck, stay healthy, and we’ll see you in a couple weeks!
Sincerely, Mrs. Lozar