Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Shapes Trees

This is one answer to the question, "How do you homeschool with kids of different ages?"

Tonight (yes, after dinner...a beauty of homeschooling!) we all gathered around the dinner table (or rather, cleared our food and cups and stayed in our seats), and participated in a fun activity...each child learning and experimenting with different skills.

We made Shape Christmas trees:
The tree: triangles
The trunk: a rectangle
Ornaments: squares and circles

The 6-year-old (Kindergartner/First Grader) practiced patterns, sorting large to small triangles, and assuring his mother that he still knew his shapes!

The 4-year-old (preschooler) worked on using JUST the right amount of glue, lining things up appropriately, sorting large to small triangles, and (again) assuring his mother that he knew his shapes!

The 3-year-old (I typed "2-year-old" and had to go back and change it!) worked on colors and shapes.

Things like this don't always turn out as beautifully as I have planned, but they had fun, learned a little, and got to glue...so they were happy :)


  1. Very cute stuff! :) I love the "just the right amount of glue" bit...my 12 year old still has issues with this, much less the 7 year old, lol! Even though my boys are little older, I'm going to work this into our next homeschool group meeting. It will be great for the younger kiddos, and maybe the older ones can get some leadership practice. :D

    Thanks for sharing, and I hope your family enjoys this Christmas season!

    Web-schooling family of four who geek out learning with web-based curricula, multimedia electives, and an online writing tutor!


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