Og® the Bookworm represents caring and literacy, and is the perfect Primrose Friend to bring your child's school experience to your home. Over the next few weeks, we will provide specially designed interactive activities for children and parents as we navigate at-home learning together. If you have questions or comments on this site, click here.
This week, we’re exploring The World Beneath My Feet, learning all about Earth materials. Below are some at-home activities your child may do to enhance their understanding of natural Earth materials that you may find in your own back yard!
Turn mealtime leftovers into fun stamps with this simple craft! Help your little one create these food-inspired masterpieces in three steps. Don’t have vegetables? You can use a shape toy or other items to stamp!
Handmade Flowers Craft
Who doesn’t love getting flowers? Help your little one put together a bouquet unlike any other to brighten someone’s day. This craft is perfect for kids 4 and up!
Billy® the Duck created a playlist of his favorite songs! Click here to sing along!
Either sit outside with your child or encourage your child to sit by the window and draw natural Earth materials they see. What types of Earth materials do they notice? For example, how many trees, leaves, flowers, or rocks do they see? Can they draw them? Encourage your child to share with you what they see. Ask them to write about or illustrate their observations.
Earth Materials All Around Us
Invite children to look for general images of Earth’s land and water and then draw what they found.
Fill a box or large container with soil or a suitable substitute (such as salt dough). Add enough water to make the soil pliable, like packed sand, so your child can mold and sculpt it into landmasses, like mountains.
Fill a shallow container with water and include various nature-inspired toys (such as plastic animals). Your child may pretend it is saltwater. Discuss what animals might live in saltwater and which ones would live on the land.
Using a light or soft ball, sit with your child facing each other with your legs in a “V”. Roll the ball back and forth to each other using two hands. To use proper form, remind your child to push their arms forward and extend their elbows as they release the ball. Remember, this lesson focuses on rolling technique, not throwing or bouncing. Your child may also play with a sibling or, if no partner is available, they may roll the ball against a wall. For a challenge, try rolling using one hand.
Body Part Identification
Using a beanbag, invite your child to place the beanbag on various body parts while saying the name of the body part. If you do not have a beanbag, you can use a scarf or a kitchen cloth. How many body parts can you find attached to your body?