Last week I shared how to make your own "Apple" book using a cute, thematic note pad and some basic facts about apples. Today I'd like to share some ways to use this same apple themed note pad (shown below) to build number skills. My Obstacle Course Station Activity: Show How Many Apples I created this activity a few years ago to help build Andrew's understanding of numbers and the amounts that they represent. I decided to begin by combining the numbers with concrete items, in this case, … [Read more...] about Apple Themed One To One Correspondence
This is a super easy fact book you can make at home to go with almost any theme. It can be made with themed note paper (if you can find it), index cards or just sheets of paper - whatever you have around your house. It really is so easy to make something that can build basic literacy skills as well as provide information - in this case, information about apples. My Obstacle Course Station Activity: Homemade Book About Apples I used my apple themed note pad (came in very handy for this theme!!) … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Apple Book
Enchanted Learning Website - Sports Theme I have mentioned this website before (click here for previous Enchanted Learning post) because I love how easy they make it to be thematic while building academic skills. It is a subscription site with some free materials but I have found it to be worth the fee for what I do with Andrew and My Obstacle Course. My intention is to provide you with some alternatives for what would typically be worksheet, pencil/paper activities. If your child is into … [Read more...] about Sports Themed My Obstacle Course Idea #3
Andrew was always taken with the fishing game sold in stores, the one where the fish go around in a circle while opening and closing their mouths while you try to get the end of the fishing line in their mouths. He got one and was extremely frustrated. I tried it and got extremely frustrated. The mouths close so quickly and with the fish moving around, I'm not sure how he could be successful with this. I decided to make my own fishing game, adding a bit of a My Obstacle Course twist on it (of … [Read more...] about Gone Fishin!
I know that it is now August and people are probably in "back to school" mode but we just returned from a vacation at the beach and I got lots of ideas for a beach themed My Obstacle Course to use with Andrew before school starts again. Don't worry, I have LOTS of ideas for the fall but since it is still summer I'm going to try to remain in the present and enjoy the rest of the season, even if a chill in the air would be a dream come true! Shells This was our third trip to the beach but the … [Read more...] about Beach Themed My Obstacle Course: Station Activities Using Shells
Kit Item #2: Scrabble or Bananagram Letters This will probably come as no surprise to any of you who read my posts, but item #2 that would definitely go in My Obstacle Course kit would be either Scrabble or Bananagram letters. I love them because they are so versatile. They can be used on their own or paired with a wide variety of things (sensory bin, flash cards, word clues) to help make building basic literacy skills fun. Their small size also makes them perfect for building fine motor … [Read more...] about My Obstacle Course Kit Item #2: Scrabble or Bananagram Letters