Latticed Learning: Noah

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Welcome back to Latticed Learning!  This year, we're continuing to learn while we play - repeating many of our favorites from last year while adding in all sorts of new activities as well.

This day's post is devoted to our weekly Bible stories - some weeks have more activities than others, but each lesson will help your little one grow closer to God!


Read the Bible

     

Pages 26-33 in this Bible and 23-29 in this one


Read a Little More

We think books are the best around here, so it's always fun to discover great new titles:



Sing Some Songs

You can't think of Noah without thinking of this:





Watch Some Videos


This video (the whole series, really) is one of Gv's favorite things to watch!




This one was fun, too!





Play and Create

We repeated lots of things we did last year to learn about Noah, then added in a few new activities.

I printed out this adorable mini flip book (scroll down to find it), punched a hole in the corner of each page, and stuck it all on a ring (a plastic one I'd had in my classroom, but you could use one like this) so that Gv could have something handy to carry around and refer to.  This was such a hit, I'm planning to use this idea for every week I can and then keep all the ring books in a basket.  




We printed out, colored and glued (I actually colored the cardstock version while Gv colored a paper versionthis cute doorknob hanger to put in Gv's room.





I printed out page 17 from this mega pack and let Gv have some gluing fun.  She'd name each animal, squirt glue on the back, and then I'd tell her to place it in a specific position around the ark (on the left, right, above, below).   




We displayed this prominently all week (it was the cake topper from my baby shower):




Remembering how much Gv enjoyed this rainbow scavenger hunt idea from St. Patrick's Day, I came up with this activity, which was a huge hit (you can read about it here, if you missed it before). 



We also discovered some new things to do:

We made this fun rainbow.


We made this one together.  And, by together, I mean that Gv insisted that the background be a stormy black and then I ended up doing all the work.
But then she disappeared and came back with this, her own version!  (Where are the other colors?  Oh, she cut those out, too, but somehow they didn't make it on the paper...)


We also did this this activity that focuses on God's promise to Noah and what we promise before God.


Cut a paper plate in half, have your child color a rainbow on it, then cut out a few raindrops and list promises on them (Gv's were 3 things she could do to be helpful, because "that would make God happy.")


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What's your favorite thing that we did this week?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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Passport to Fun - England

Travel the world from the comfort of your living room with this Passport to Fun series!  Whether you use these ideas as a date night, family fun night, or homeschool study, you'll be sure to have fun and get a bit of a feel of jolly old England!




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You'll remember that I came up with a pretty awesome idea for G's Christmas gift this year.

If you're new here and don't know what I'm talking about, then feel free to wander on over to this post to read all about it.

I'll wait.

Project Snapshot, Week 143

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The goal of this post is to capture a memory from the past week, either with a camera, words, or both.  Time passes in the blink of an eye and this will create a collection of treasured memories from throughout the year.

My Snapshot(s)


We love participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live and this year we supported a nearby African American museum as they held a big to-do in honor of this exciting grand opening.

Our little local spot offered special food, music, poetry readings and of course, art - but my favorite portion of the program was the spoken word presentations.

I'm not normally one to enjoy poetry readings, but these talented writers from all over the country really wowed me with their passion!


What was your favorite memory from this past week?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.


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5 After 5, Salad Edition

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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was 5 fun fall activities and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here and catch up on all the old editions here.


Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.


And this series is now a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!




List 5 of your favorite salads


We eat salad every night - and out of this monstrosity, no less:



So if you haven't already guessed, we like our greens (Popeye would be so proud).

Despite all that roughage, we don't really deviate from our typical salad combination (see #1 below), so for once, this list ended up being pretty simple for me:

Friday Frivolity, Superhero Edition

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At last week's party, we fell in love with fall.

This week, we're bringing you funny that's faster than a speeding bullet....


Llama Llama Fun with Mama (Action Cube Download)

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Our Monthly Crafting Book Club members were all so sad to hear of author Anna Dewdney's recent passing, so we decided to remember her by creating a craft or activity to go along with her fabulous books.

I decided to get our bodies moving and created a new set of action dice (do you remember this one?) to go along with parts from these fun titles:

Llama Llama Red Pajama



Llama Llama Mad at Mama



You can print these cards out yourself and stick them in one of these great objects.




Don't have a set of super-cool dice, you say?  No problem.  Just adhere these onto each side of a square tissue box (like this) or make your own cube out of cardstock.

To play, just roll the die and act it out (make it more fun with props!).






Besides playing with this little toy, be sure to check out the official Llama Llama site for more fun ideas as well as online games!



I love coming up with book connections like this, how about you?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.



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Latticed Learning: Adam & Eve

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Welcome back to Latticed Learning!  This year, we're continuing to learn while we play - repeating many of our favorites from last year while adding in all sorts of new activities as well.

This day's post is devoted to our weekly Bible stories - some weeks have more activities than others, but each lesson will help your little one grow closer to God!


Read the Bible

     

Pages 14-25 in this Bible and 13-19 in this one



Read a Little More

We think books are the best around here, so it's always fun to discover great new titles:



Sing Some Songs

Sing the song here on your own, follow along with this:



or check out these:






Watch Some Videos


This video combines creation with Adam and Eve, but it's one of Gv's favorite things to watch!




Play and Create

We repeated lots of things we did last year to learn about Adam and Eve, then added in a few new activities.

Since Gv enjoyed the Creation story in a ring book so much, I created one to match this week's story.  You can read all about it and download your free printable here





Next, we role-played the story.  To do this, first we had to set the scene.

We started by creating our own sneaky snake.  I let Gv color a paper plate:


I'd just intended for Gv to decorate the plate so that it'd be more colorful, but she surprised me and actually drew a snake!  Do you see it?

Then I cut it out in a spiral pattern.  She glued on a couple of googly eyes and a red construction paper tongue and we were ready to hang him up in her room:



We made a tree out of a toilet paper tube, some construction paper, and pom poms:

I had to glue two craft sticks in a "V" shape on the back so that the paper wouldn't fall over with the pom poms attached.  

Finally, we grabbed a boy and girl doll from this toy to be our Adam and Eve and then we were ready to reenact the story!




We also discovered some new things to do:

We played this Stop & Go game and Gv "answered" one of the adorable take-home pages.




We also did a simplified version of this activity that focuses on sin (& Jesus' forgiveness!)


Adam & Eve before eating the fruit


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What's your favorite thing that we did this week?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

Also, if you don't want to miss a single minute of great tips like this and all the fun around here, be sure to sign up for free updates and then look forward to having each post delivered straight to your inbox!




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