Six-year-old Johnny thought that two-year-old Anna’s torn paper collages looked like fun last night, so he built some of his own. Being older, he took it to another level, creating several 3D sculptures. This one was my favorite – it reminds me of Arches National Park. I thought that this would make a great paper building challenge for kids: pick a landmark and make it out of paper! You could also give kids access to several different types of materials (play dough, straws, craft sticks, pipe cleaners, colored paper, and more) and let them use whatever they liked!
This was a mellow after school week. One of my kids is really struggling to adjust to school this year, and figuring out what to do about that is taking up a lot of time. The kids spent their afternoons playing outside (it’s still pretty warm in California – t-shirt weather!), reading, making Christmas gifts, and playing with wooden blocks. Here are some activities that were linked up last week that I thought were neat:
- DIY Pocket Window Curtains for Exploring Light from How Wee Learn
- Fingerprint Science for Kids from Edventures With Kids
- Make Your Own Advent Calendar from Mothers Madness. I love how this advent calendar was created using matchboxes, but is decorated so that you would never know!
- Make a Paper Winter Village from Planet Smarty Pants
- Clothespin Manger Nativity Scene from Christianity Cove
What after school learning and fun will you share this week? Note that by linking up you give the linky hosts permission to feature your post and to pin it to our After School Activities board on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing!