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Sink or Float?

November 18, 2008
Sink or Float?

What is more fun for your child than to have fun playing with water? You could introduce this lesson at bath time where shecan freely experiment with different items to test if they will sink or float. Sink or Float Materials: Assorted items – be sure to have some things that will float and some that...
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Pencil Grip

November 10, 2008

Having your child learn to grip a pencil correctly is important at an early age. It is easier to show your child the proper way to hold a pencil than for her to relearn it later. Relearning to hold the pencil will be harder, because it will feel wrong or awkward to your child. Materials: paper...
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Fun with Dinosaur Footprints

October 18, 2008
Fun with Dinosaur Footprints

Dinosaur Footprints Making a path of dinosaur foot prints on the sidewalk or through the yards in your neighborhood can be a source of great fun for all! Children love following them.  The foot prints can lead to a play area, be part of a scavenger or treasure hunt or they simply can disappear, the...
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Costumes

October 18, 2008
Costumes

      Some children need to immerse themselves in the topic that they are learning.  So becoming a dinosaur for a while will give your child that opportunity and making a costume as their favorite dinosaur is a blast! Preparation to Make Costume Materials: felt markers scraps of material assorted items to create and decorate...
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Dinosaur Puppets

October 18, 2008
Dinosaur Puppets

      Your child will enjoy showing their new knowledge about dinosaurs while playing with the puppets they made for days prior to and after the dig. Hand Puppet Materials: old socks felt markers paper bags scraps of material assorted items to create and decorate a puppet with Have your child decide what...
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I Dig Dinosaurs!

October 18, 2008
I Dig Dinosaurs!

Take your family on a real Dinosaur Dig! What kid wouldn’t love to find a dinosaur bone – a real one no less?  Give your child a once in a lifetime trip out to Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Texas or Wyoming to dig along side an actual paleontologist with the distinct possibility of finding dinosaur bones.  How cool would...
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Some Things to Consider When Making Your Plans

October 18, 2008
Some Things to Consider When Making Your Plans

  Bring a sense of adventure when planning your family vacation. There is more for your family to explore than you can imagine. Many places plan family oriented activities that strive to have something for everyone and encourages spending time together. Travel Ideas A few ideas of outdoor fun your family may want to...
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Dino Museums

October 18, 2008
Dino Museums

     If you are unable to travel to participate in an actual dig, you can still check out a museum near you.  With thirty-eight states having dinosaur exhibits, the chances are good you may live close to one of them. So take your child on a trip traveling back 65 million years ago...
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Isolating Sounds That Rhyme

October 18, 2008

Your child knows the alphabet. It’s so exciting! Your child is on their way to becoming an independent reader. Now they are ready to learn the letter sounds by playing with words that rhyme. Materials: glue sheets of paper old magazines A selection of books that have verses that rhyme like: Hop on Pop and...
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Playing with Letter Sounds

October 18, 2008
Playing with Letter Sounds

Playing with Letter Sounds Materials: backpack hat an upper case “A” and a lower case “a” written on 2 pieces of paper to attach to the front and back of the hat and the backpack a selection of items with the beginning sound set out for a scavenger hunt for each letter sound Prior...
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