Trying to simplify things around here.
You already read about my ridiculously simple lunch idea (that I heart so much).
Here is another ridiculously simple idea. For school. For Simon.
I printed out math ideas (red), writing-fine motor ideas (yellow), and learning to read ideas (green).
I cut them up and stuffed them in a jar.
Each day, Simon picks one of each color from the jar and completes the activities.
I told you it was simple.
It helps me to remember to use all these fun tools we have around here! It also gives Simon lots of variety and adds a bit of fun and mystery.
My criteria for the activities is that they are already prepared, so I don't run around like a crazy-homeschooling-woman-with-my-head-cut-off. Been there. Done that.
Anyone want to know what's in the jar?
Animal Rummy Game
Pick a Puzzle
Can You Remember? (this came from a Preschool Activity Bag swap)
Pre-Reading & Reading Activities
Shooting Sight Words
Roll, Say, Keep
Hot Dots Jr. Ace with Beginning Phonics Cards
Learning Palette (Usborne) with Alphabet, Beginning Sounds, and Rhyming Words Cards
B or D? game (this came from a Preschool Activity Bag swap)
Highlights Hidden Picture Books
HWOT Alphabet Cards (scroll down)
Sand Box Writing
Slate Writing (HWOT)
Paint Bag Writing
Pre-Writing Pages (to learn handwriting strokes)
I love making my life simple while utilizing what we already have. This is a win-win-win. If you try it, please drop me a comment and let me know.