Monday, November 3, 2014

I love creativity of parents and caregivers sharing ideas in After School Link Up! Since my daughter is now in the third grade, I am especially interested in the ideas that we might use at home. Today I will be sharing these ideas for older kids shared last week:

After-School-Highlights-Kids-8-Plus Week On Planet Smarty Pants

We had a “slow week”, since our 8 year old was sick with fever and sore throat since Wednesday. She had little energy for anything but reading and cuddling. Hopefully, this week is better for us! In the meantime, don’t miss my post about Teaching Kids About Inventions.

Features from Last Week

1. Use your left over candy with these Must Try Candy Science Experiments from P is for Preschooler.
Candy Experiments
2. Read a thought-provoking post about raising creative kids from my co-host The Measured Mom (there is also a wonderful giveaway in this post).
what-kids-need-to-be-creative 3. Another After School co-host The Educators' Spin on It has a lot of monster math games for all ages, including their own free printable for a multiplication game.
Monster Multiplication from The Educators' Spin On It
4. Moms and Munchkins have a beautiful skull decorating project for Mexico’s Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead 5. I would like my daughter to know more about art, even if she is not terribly interested in creating art of her own. Art Curator for Kids has a great post linking artists with art projects.
the-Art-Curator-for-Kids-7-Art-History-Projects-for-Kids-that-made-me-say-Wow 6. Finally, Brain Power Boy has a post that you can use to build an entire unit on dinosaurs and their fossils:

Your Turn

Are you purposefully extending your children’s school learning at home? How?

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Ticia said...

It still amuses me my kids have very little interest in dinosaurs (thought of that when I saw that feature).

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I love the monster math!