Lorelai was so upset to miss school yesterday. We had some car trouble in the morning on the way to school and she wasn’t able to go. So I made a point to do some fun learning activities with her today. We went out on the patio since it’s so beautiful outside. She was chipper and bright-eyed the whole time. Check out our activities:
Turkey Patterns & Coloring By Numbers
I made a turkey worksheet with the tail feathers as circles. My idea was to get her to use our little plastic dots to make patterns. Lorelai did, but instead of going up each ‘feather’, she went around in rainbow-fashion. It worked out much better that way ~ she was able to come up with 2, 3, and 4 color patterns! After she did the patterning, I turned the sheet into a Color By Numbers. She sounded out the colors and went at it. Overall, a fun activity. =) Print Below.
Printable Turkey Puzzle
Our next activity was this cute turkey puzzle. There are 4 large pieces that you have to cut out from the printable. Lorelai glued hers down and will color it later once it’s dry. Print below!
Our next activity was sequencing turkeys. Lorelai really liked this one. She babbled the entire time about each turkey and was just having fun. Her teacher sent home something similar with plain numbers. I wanted her to practice further into the teens, and I knew she would love it if it were colorful. She did! Print below!
Turkey Art & Sentence Making
Our last turkey activity was drawing and coloring a turkey and then putting together a simple sentence. She colored the turkey to her liking. She decided to give him rainbow feathers – cute! I wrote the sentence on a separate sheet of paper and then cut each word out. She sounded the words out and then glued them down in the right order (with my help) to get a sentence: This is a big turkey.
Other Learning Stuff
After all of our turkey activities were done, I moved on to some printable worksheets that I got from this website. I printed *so many* last night. We did a bunch of the sight word sheets, practiced graphing, and then worked on measuring.
All in all, a laid-back Saturday morning spent learning by doing fun activities. I think I made up for the missed day of school (though I’m not sure – she missed the Thanksgiving party *sad face*). Lorelai loves learning ~ I’m not kidding when I called her a little sponge. I need to remember not to slack and to keep making learning pages since she really enjoys them.
Anyway, we are going to do a simple science experiment later on. Keep your eyes peeled!