Mike lost one of his shoes recently to a black hole at the gym, so he decided to use the remaining shoe as an educational visual. First he taught the kids how to tie shoes, and then they took the shoe apart!
Four-year-old Johnny was especially interested in looking at how the shoe came apart. They talked about why different materials were used for different parts of the shoe:
And even examined the different building materials with magnifying glasses!
Have you ever taken a shoe apart? If the kids were a little older, we might have gone into the chemistry behind the different synthetic materials…
Learning Laboratory is a celebration of hands-on, creative, fun learning for all ages! Here are some links I loved last week:
- 3D Street Art Process from Creative Family Moments.
- 7 Ways Kids Can Play With a New Sibling from B-InspiredMama.com
- Playroom Rhythm: Tempera & Sheet from Play Through the Day
- Science at the Beach from Taming The Goblin