In celebration of the recent release of Cars 3, Disney has provided me with some awesome coloring pages and fun games to share with you guys... enjoy!
One of my favorite things about homeschooling is the ability to have fun while learning important concepts. As a child, math was my least favorite subject. To say I hated it would be an understatement, so when I decided to homeschool, I resolved to change my attitude about math and do my best to make it fun for Micah, so hopefully he would not have the same aversion to it as I.
This week we have been working on place value up to hundreds. We are eclectic homeschoolers and are currently using Khan Academy for our math lessons. After watching a very short, succinct video, I wasn't sure exactly how to reinforce this newly learned concept, other than worksheets, which Micah abhors, so I created this fun game to get in some practice while having fun. I call it "sneaky learning". (not the game, the process in which the kids are gaining important knowledge without having to "learn" it)
I made two different game boards, one for tens and ones and one that goes up to the hundred's place. I also made a sheet of numbers to cut out. You could also just make random numbers up off the top of your head, but I find the act of drawing from a bowl is engaging for the kids and makes it more like a game.
Set up requires only to print the game board(s) and the numbers. Cut the numbers apart and fold and place into a bowl for your child to pick. Don't let them see the number, that would kinda defeat the purpose. (alternately, you could just call the numbers from the sheet)
To play the game, you simply call a number and ask the child to write the numbers in their correct place on the game board. Super easy and straight forward. If your child is not a proficient writer yet, you could always use the magnetic numbers as pictured above. I found this particular set in the dollar spot at Target, but you can find them most places.
DISCLAIMER: A special "thank you" to Aldi, for sponsoring today's post.
Last week, I gave you a few tips and tricks for saving money on your grocery bill, by shopping at Aldi. This week, I'm following up with a yummy meal plan even the kids will eat and make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the printable menu planner. Happy eating!
Breakfast: Pina Colada Breakfast Smoothie
Lunch: Sandwich, veggie straws & fruit
Dinner: Veggie Quesadillas
Breakfast: Strawberry Hulk Smoothie
Lunch: Tuna sandwich (sandwiches can get boring, substitute a pita pocket or whole grain flat bread instead of plain white bread, to mix it up a little)
Dinner: Parmesan crusted ranch tilapia
Breakfast: Cereal & fruit
Lunch: Pb & J + yogurt
Dinner: Flat bread pizza
Breakfast: Pigs in a blanket (make a huge batch, freeze for next week)
Lunch: Home made hot pockets (make a double batch for leftovers, for tomorrow)
Dinner: Honey garlic chicken drumsticks
Breakfast: Chocolate chip cookie dough pancakes
Lunch: Home made hot pockets
Dinner: Teriyaki chicken with coconut rice (use brown rice for a healthier version)
... and for those of you who are like me and need it all spelled out for you, right in front of your face, with a neat bow attached, here's a Pinterest board with all the recipes included in this plan. Bon' appetite.
Check out this FREE Spring themed coloring book from Educents. Click on the picture to go to the site, to download. Happy coloring!
In anticipation of next week's release of "Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast", I am sharing these fun Tinkerbell activities. The bird feeder idea is super cute. I just saw the moss needed to make it, at the Dollar Tree, yesterday. Looks like I will be making a trip back there tomorrow.
To celebrate tomorrow's release of the new My Little Pony movie, "Friendship is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders", Shout! Factory Kids and Hasbro Studios gave me this awesome, FREE coloring printable and bonus clips to share with you! Enjoy!!!
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