art, Children, education, Family

Fall Activities

I had a few people message me on Instagram asking about the candy corn activity I posted in my story, so I thought I would make a quick and easy post about it.

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My kids loved this shape hunt (duh, candy corn was involved)! I drew shapes on a piece of paper for each kid. Bodie is two so I gave him some of the more simple shapes. Brooklynn’s was a but trickier, I even added a quatrefoil (I didn’t know this shape until I had kids, yikes!)

I called out a shape and they had to look for it on their paper and place a candy corn inside it. Once all their shapes were filled they got to eat the candy corn.

 

For the next activity Bodie had to “trace” the letter B with candy corn. Brooklynn’s was much harder. I have recently introduced addition to her so this was the perfect way to incorporate some adding! I wrote really simple addition problems on a paper. She had to add with the candy corn. I only did 3 problems so she wouldn’t get overwhelmed, she did great!

Both kids asked to do it again, guess I better buy more candy corn!

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I have to share one more thing we did today! This was the easiest activity and has nothing to do with candy corn but it is sooo simple and the kids had fun.

We went on a walk and collected leaves that were on the ground. When we got home we made leaf monsters. All you need is leaves, eyeballs and glue!

 

Enjoy!

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Children, education, Family

Number Recognition

Now that the weather is nice my goal is to do as many outside learning activities as possible.

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This is a cheap and easy gross motor number recognition activity.

All you need is some sidewalk chalk and large die (we got ours at the dollar store)

I wrote numbers 1-6 on the sidewalk and made a start line.

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Each kid took a turn rolling the die and they had to say out loud what number it was. I would call out a gross motor movement (running, skipping, hop on one leg, bear crawl, crab crawl etc) they had to do that movement to the correct number.

so they roll a 6 they would bear crawl to the number 6

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This was really easy for Brooklynn and it was a little over Bodie’s head but it was a great way to practice numbers and introduce Bodie to them.

To make this a little harder you can add a second die so they have to add the numbers together and then do the gross motor movement to the corresponding number.

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