STEM Behind Hollywood by Texas Instruments. Scientists and experts who consult on Hollywood films and TV worked alongside leading math and science educators to create free classroom activities for TI-Nspire CX™ handhelds, TI-Nspire™ Teacher and Student Software, and TI-Nspire™ Apps for iPad.
These activities center around the math and science behind Hollywood themes like zombies, superheroes, space and forensics, and they give students the chance to solve problems just like real-life scientists using the concepts behind their favorite movies and TV shows. TI’s STEM education advocate Her role as one of TV’s most endearing nerds — Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory — is hardly a stretch for TI’s brand ambassador, the Emmy-nominated actress Mayim Bialik. Lesson Ideas with Masking Tape.
Fun & Engaging Activities for Toddlers. J got a great gift from his Aunt… colorful bean bags!!
I’m so excited to use them for lots of fun! This is my first official activity using them. I used painters tape to create various shapes on thekitchen floor, in this case a square, triangle and rectangle. We’re currently emphasizing the rectangle in our house since it’s one of the basic shapes that J hasn’t consistently recognized yet. Masking Tape Race Track. What do you get when you take a rainy day, add two rolls of tape, 30 minutes of your precious time, and all the cars/trucks/boats and airplanes you all ready have floating around your house?
…….Two very happy children who just found out their mom is a rockstar. A friend of mine mentioned that her cousin made a fun track all around her house out of masking tape so her boys could drive their cars on it. My boys are car/truck lovers and I new that something like that could keep them entertained for a verrrrry long time. I had to try it. Our Family recently got some little tiny boats that the boys love, love, love, so I wanted to somehow incorporate water into the race track. Fishing For Letters Game. This fishing for letters game was a favorite in my classroom and is really easy to make.
Tuck those kids in , grab some scissors and start cutting, by morning you’ll have a fun game to play with your kids! Gather your materials. You will need multiple colors of card stock or sturdy construction paper, a marker, scissors, eyelets and an eyelet setter ,or you can also use paper clips! A Number Maze for Preschoolers to Count - hands on. Sight Word Spider Web. I absolutely loved Allie's Spider Web Walking activity from last week.
Right after we saw it, we grabbed painters tape and started creating a spider web on our floor. We balanced on it and played her adorable game with some modified props (I didn't have spider rings, so we made our own spiders). It rained all afternoon, so we played with the spider web several other times. Search results for sight words. About a month or so ago we were sent two review sets of BOB books to try out.
We have spent the last few weeks exploring the books, doing some activities along with them, and sharing them with our friends. One of our absolutely favorite activities that we did a few weeks ago was inspired by Mat Hid, the first book in the Sight Words Kindergarten Series. Materials Needed: Three play-doh containers, markers, white sticky labels, a party blower, a set of BOB books: Sight Words Kindergarten Series (book 1), and some tall blocks (we used our large Melissa and Doug blocks). Directions: 1. Grab your BOB book (Mat Hid... or any of the books in the series... or really any book for that matter) and check out the front inside the cover for the list of sight words that will be found in the book. 2. 3. This was seriously the most fun we had all day. DIY: polka-dot masking tape wallpaper. The Magic of Masking Tape. With cold weather approaching, it can be difficult to keep kids entertained and active indoors.
There have been blog posts on the importance of encouraging physical activity in children of all ages, but what can be done during the rainy months ahead? Would you believe that masking tape can provide at least a temporary solution? If you don't mind adhering some tape to the walls, floor, or furniture, masking or painter's tape can open up a whole new world of indoor activities. By placing tape on the floors, a parent can create hopscotch and balance beams. Tape can also create targets for throwing as well as stick balls to make indoor darts. Here's list of ideas that all use masking tape, while encouraging physical activity, balance, and coordination:
Learning Activity Mask Making Becoming an Other. Make a Mask of Your Face Work with a partner.
Take turns. Each partner tears several lengths of masking tape about five inches in length, letting them hang from the edge of the desk or table. Adding the Features of An Other. Day #230 - Nature Bracelet with Masking Tape - Meaningfulmama.com. The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide: Toddler Activities. Oh, the creativity begins!
Keeping these mobile explorers exploring the right things and not getting into too many of the wrong ones is a challenge! Attention span plays a part too. Try these activities with your toddler to engage them in developmentally appropriate learning time. Click on the title of each activity to read the full description. Activities For Children. Let me start off by saying I apologize for the crazy hair and pajamas!
The girls typically go right for their art supplies in the morning so I had this invitation set out for them. I must also say that my 21M old is a girl, I promise. LOL LOL She chooses all her own clothes. The Weekend Homemaker. I just checked the forecast and it looks like we’re getting a lot of rain this weekend. What a bummer. We usually spend quite a bit of time at the pool on the weekends. Games . Tape Relay. Thursday Teach Tips: How Masking Tape makes learning fun! I’m pulling out some old-school, first or second generation digital camera pics from a folder buried deep in my PC. We ran across quite a few of these ‘teaching’ moments while going through picture memories last night, and I thought I’d share a few over the next few weeks. Pin It This was from Connor’s preK days, 8 years ago, and it was during the Olympics. We were working on shapes and numbers and activities, and thought to do a variation on hopscotch in the hallway. We’ve used our long hallway for so many lesson times from this to astronomy creations to history timelines, etc.
Masking Tape Jousting. Kids Crafts & Activities for Children. Here's a simple technique that's sure to create a delightful result. Giant Masking Tape Game Board. The Activity Mom Sharing Activities and Ideas that Make Learning Fun Get Our Activities by Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Indoor Activity: Masking Tape Roads - The Seasoned Mom. Alright, we’re getting desperate around here. No matter how much we talk about, plan for, and get excited about Spring, it just keeps SNOWING. This is Virginia, and it’s high time we have some green leaves on the trees and some more flowers popping out of the ground. Printables.kidletoccupation.com/BusyBags/maskingtape.pdf. Indoor Winter Activities: Masking Tape Games.
So, it is ridiculously cold outside right now. Like single-digits-to-teens cold, plus a windchill. And it's snowing. Which is kind of a slap in the face for my daughter, because it's actually too cold to go out and play in the snow. She can just watch longingly from the window as it falls to the ground. One activity, four ways: Tape It Up! One activity, four ways will be a new, regular feature on Childhood 101. I am often asked how to modify an activity idea or resource for children who are younger or older than Immy, or how to involve children of different ages in an activity. One activity, four ways will take one idea (or resource) and present ways to engage babies, toddlers, preschoolers and bigger kids with it. Build a Track with Masking Tape. Masking Tape Activities. Indoor Family Activities - Just Add Masking Tape!
Honestly, I rather hoped we'd be done with the indoor family activities by now. We've been hunkered down inside our house for the past six months as the winter howled around us. We've had glimpses of springtime, during which we frantically race outside to have some fun family outdoor activities. But then the temperature plunges again and we run for cover. Thankfully, Mama still has a few indoor family activities up her sleeve. Saved especially for days like today when the arctic wind is whipping everything into a frenzy.
My neighbor actually suggested one of these indoor family activities to me in passing, and the idea grew from there. Genius.