Tuesday, February 14, 2012

DIY Kid Activity: Shape Book

My desire and plan, unless circumstances or needs change, is to homeschool J - at least for a while.  Though he's too young to 'do school' in the traditional sense, I'm really trying to get into the habit of planning activities ahead of time.  Plus, time just gets away from me if I don't schedule in things - no matter how fun or productive it might be.  All that being said, whether you're homeschooling or not, there's always a good reason to spend time with your child being creative!

I made this book for Jude, but older kids could do it themselves or with a little help.
Obviously, it's nothing high dollar and I'm not a creative genius.  But, the cool thing about learning is that often it doesn't require fancy things, just time invested!
All you need is construction/colored paper, scissors, small (notebook size) sheet protectors, glue,  (notebook) rings and markers.
Nothing to it. 
Be careful with younger children until they can be trusted not to pull the papers out or try to rip them off the rings.  And as you learn or discover new shapes, you can add pages.  Also, this type of setup can be used for any kind of book you'd like to make for pretty cheap (letters, new words, etc.)

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