I was home on Monday last week, and it was pouring. It looked like a good time for an art project, but Anna was not interested in any of her readily available art supplies. So I decided to have her assemble a new art box with a math twist. I sent her to a math scavenger hunt where she had to find 1 bottle of glue, a pair of scissors, 3 markers, 4 sheets of construction paper, etc. Our full scavenger list is available for download here.
I was hoping for more drawing, but daughter was mostly content with collages. Every sheet had a creature, and there was a story with every of them. My favorite was this little green monster. According to Anna, it’s a baby monster who is going to be a teacher when she grows up, and she has funny hair and holds up “teacher things”:
I am planning to repeat the scavenger hunt with different things to collect in the hopes of having more creative art projects together. And it was also good for math – it was pretty interesting to hear Anna count her items trying to decide how many more she needs to arrive at the desired number. She added and subtracted without even knowing that she is doing it – so much better than trying to get her interested in the worksheet.