Spending so much time outdoors now as the weather is getting warmer, my kids and I thought we would me a game board for our back yard. We had an old tree stump and first drew straight lines with a ruler on the top to make the board game background. When we did this we talked about parallel lines and measured how long each line was in centimeters. Then we went on a scavenger hunt around the neighbourhood to look for flat stones. Next came the sensory fun as we got to paint the stones. We painted them yellow on one side and the next day painted them green on the other. After they were dry we used acrilic markers to draw xs and os on either side. Finally we coated the rocks with a watered down glue. This project took a few days but really only 15 minutes each time. So it really kept thier attention.
When it was done the girls played Tic-Tac-Toe. This was a great project for collaboration and in playing the game a lesson in strategy and taking turns.
Here I will share some every day activities that can draw from various strands across different age groups. Remember each child has different interests so the key to working with your child is to follow their lead and ask the right questions.