I’m on a mission to getting my son doing some deliberate writing practice. He doesn’t jump to write at the moment, but when nudged he is happy to do some writing. I feel getting started with writing needs specific prompts and how to’s to help build up confidence. As busy parents it is all too … [Read more…]
There’s a blessing for parents when kids don’t know how to tell the time 😀 But sometimes you just have to teach them when it benefits them to know. Our clocks in the house are all digital. We mostly just have one in the kitchen, then there is the time on our devices, such as … [Read more…]
Sometimes I like to make little activities for my children. This is one of them made with my toddler in mind. It’s a printable of each individual letter of the alphabet for either tracing or colouring in. Some ideas on how to use it: as full print outs to practice on print them out and … [Read more…]
I hunted down images that could be used for practical symmetry activities and I came up with this. 52 pages of symmetrical worksheet activities to challenge your kids! From letters, to Lego, to Minecraft to geometry and various random other images…hopefully there is something for everyone here. Download PDF (52 pages) Or view the images below. … [Read more…]
I was accompanied by my 3 year old when I went to the recent European elections to place my vote. We were given our slips to place our x’s. My son looked sad when he didn’t get one. I asked the people working there if he could have a piece of paper to use to … [Read more…]
Here’s a number chart made with Duplo Lego. A simple idea to teach numbers, counting and even colours in a visual way.
We can visually teach our kids alot about concepts of maths. They won’t know that it’s called fractions. Nor will they know the rules about adding/subtracting with common denominators. They can understand that many parts can make one. This is just one example – a lego duplo train. Each train is the same size, but … [Read more…]
My boys are Minecraft mad. As a result I’ve developed a strong interest in pixel art. I’m learning and figuring out how to create things related to maths. These are a Minecraft sword and axe picture along with a symmetrical activity to try.
I’m learning about teaching maths through Cuisenaire Rods. I learn by doing and publishing, I find it helps my thought processes. Expect a series on this! It doesn’t get easier than this. Get a set of Cuisenaire rods out and start playing with them. If the kids don’t play, then start creating something yourself and … [Read more…]
My boys are Minecraft mad. It’s December. I looked for some Minecraft snowflake templates and couldn’t find any. So I created some. This is how they came out. I quite like the result of the Minecraft sword, at first glance it really isn’t apparent what it is. Download Minecraft Snowflake Template (PDF)
Yesterday I published the process of drawing a mouse. You are lucky enough to get another pose of a mouse today! Download Draw A Mouse PDF
Come and learn to draw a mouse! Download Draw A Mouse PDF
There are 9 3D objects here to make. Cut, design, fold then glue it all together. There’s a pyramid, cube, heart, person, tree, globe, car, van and a house! [button link=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3521363/messytimes/3DFigures.pdf”]Download PDF[/button]
A sword, a golden spear and a chained fang. All weapons fron Lego Ninjago. Print image below or download PDF. Download PDF
Print, cut, design, fold then glue this car figure together.