Happy 🎊 2018 and happy ❄️ January! I hope you had a wonderful 🎄Holiday Season full of family fun, cheer and crafty glitter all over (not to mention the ton of wrapping paper)! And to avoid the post-Christmas blues, we will be happily crafting, exploring, and learning hands-on during 🌬the cold winter months! I do hope you will follow along as I will be adding winter-related fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) educational activities which will keep you and your little one busy and excited (I hope)!
See here Identifying Animal 🐾Tracks in ❄️"Snow" Dough.
See here Observing 🐾 Animal Tracks in Real❄️ Snow!
Right on the tracks, Adrian wrote his name using nature's objects he found in our backyard: sticks, stones, and fern.
See here 🎅🏻 North vs 🇦🇶South 🌎Pole 🌬Frozen 🙌🏻Sensorial Invitation to❄️ Explore.
See here ❄️Polar 🌎Regions Unit Study • 🎅🏻 🇦🇶Land 🌊Water 🌬Air.
See here 🌬Frozen 🌀Hydrogels Icy Arctic ❄️Snowy Sensory Bin•☃️ Winter Inspired Unit Study.
See here Rainbow 🌈Colorful Skittles💧 Kids Water Science Experiment •⚗️101 🎥 Series.
See here ❄️Snow Volcano 🌋Eruption ⚗️Science Experiment For 🏡Indoors &🌨Outdoors.
See here 💫Magical 🌀Hydrogels •Kids ⚗️Science Experiment 💦 Trick 101 🎥Series.
This is a simple and fun fine motor math cutting activity on subtraction. Whether it is raining by you or snowing (or offer a starry night option) concretely show your child how to subtract ~ cut ~ take away a number by placing marbles or stars or cutting. As a control of error: write the answers on the dot stickers.
Minuend - Subtrahend = Difference
A child would subtract the correct number by cutting and figuring out the answer by counting what is left ~ the result, which is called the difference. Also, explain the proper vocabulary: a number that is being subtracted is known as the subtrahend, while the number it is subtracted from is the minuend.
❄️Winter Favorite 📖Reading 📚Collection
See here "❄️Winter Favorite 📖Reading 📚Collection • Kids Books."
Below are 🔍 some of our favorite books from our ❄️Winter Favorite 📖Reading 📚Collection:
- The Mitten Book ~ our absolute🌨Winter🐰🐻🐭 favorite book (buy here) ~ see a📎 link to a blog post here and👇below,
- The Hat book (buy here) ~ see a📎 link to a blog post here and 👇below,
- Ice Is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles, Cat in the Hat's Learning Library (buy here),
- Winter, First Step Nonfiction (buy here),
- Winter Wonderland, Picture the Seasons (buy here) is an amazing book written by Winter with humorous text and gorgeous photography,
- The Secret Life of a Snowflake book (buy here) ~ see a📎 link to a blog post here and 👇below,
- The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice book (buy here),
- The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice (buy here).
See here The Mitten Book •❄️Winter Favorite 📖Reading 📚Collection.
See here The Hat Book •❄️ Winter Favorite 📖Reading 📚Collection.
Children also made Paper Snowflakes ~see here 📚Learning About 🌨Snowflakes •❄️Paper ✂️Craft.
Feb 2nd ~ Groundhog Day
See here Groundhog 🐿 Day ☀️️ 2017 ~ 6 More Weeks of ❄️Winter, where I linked live broadcast to Phil's prediction in 2018 as well ~ 6 More Weeks of ❄️Winter again! Hooray to ☃️ Winter! Hooray to ☃️ Winter!
Feb 27th ~ International ❄️Polar 🐻Bear Day
See here International ❄️Polar 🐻Bear Day.
Also here you will find books we read for Polar Bear Unit Study.
Stay tuned for more ☃️Winter Inspired activities ...
If you have missed our Holiday Inspired unit, see here a roundup of December activities in 🎄Christmas Inspired Unit Study.
For Valentine's activities, see here ❤️Valentine's Inspired Unit Study.
For St. Patrick's hands-on fun, see here ☘️St Patrick's Day Kids Activities.