December 22, 2010 § Leave a comment
This is a vital question in the current weather conditions. Stuff the questions about what maths work to do with the children over the holidays . . . if you can get your kids to do academic work in this weather, you are some sort of superhero! The main question is all about sledging!
There are a number of options here. I personally have a black shop-bought sledge that goes at the speed of light (or what feels like it!), especially when my husband gets in it!! But maybe you could try these recycled alternatives that everyone says are the best!:
- IKEA bags!
- VW Beetle bonnets (not without permission here!)
- Tea trays
- For Sale signs (if anyone sees my Mum’s Your Move one, please let me know!)
- Fertiliser bags filled with snow
Although, I must say, I will never forget the sledge my dear old Dad built me out of wood when I was little!
Happy sledging everyone! And if you are really intent on doing something educational, get them to try all the methods above and work out which is fastest!
December 1, 2010 § 2 Comments
The worst part about it is if you have children. There is only so much time they can spend splattering you with snowballs, building countless snowmen and throwing themselves off of a sledge at high speeds! (Okay, yes I enjoy all that too!) It can be all-too-tempting to plonk them in front of the telly with a stack of Disney films while you try and get on with things, but why not get them to spend some of their time on some educational games? (You don’t even have to mention the educational bit!)
Try Primary Resources for some lovely festive learning tools, cleverly disguised as drawing and colouring activities! Or if you fancy something a bit more maths-based, why not visit Maths Star’s site for all sorts of free maths worksheets.
And the best game I found today was building a snowman without having to go out in the cold!!! – Build a snowman
Have fun everyone!