Monday, April 21, 2008

Turn off the T.V. and turn ON your kid!

This is National Turn OFF the TV Week.
Our household will only be participating during the day,
however..here are some ideas ...

Read a book..any book to your kids.Read a stack..one you like, one they (each?)like,
you get the idea. Now, go into the kitchen and make a snack that "goes" with the books chosen.
Even if it's only one of them. Really, you can do this. What are the characters eating? drinking?
Make it easy on yourself and pick a book you know you can "work a theme" around.
Can't come up with any ideas? Ask your kids. I bet they have some good ideas.

We will be reading Gail Gibbons's Recycle! today and then I will have Princess
help me bring the recycling containers out to the garage and separate them.
Maybe we will make a craft with some materials about to be trashed.

Have a plastic lid from a coffee can (pringles lid etc) have your little one draw or paint a picture
on it poke a hole in the top ,string it up and hang in the window either with a suction cup or from
the lock.It's fun and fits in great with a recycling for Earth Day theme. You could have them draw
something from the theme of the book they enjoyed most from earlier. ;-)

How about making today or tomorrow Puzzle Day? All ages can do a puzzle.
They can draw their own pictures on the back of a cereal box and have Mom or Dad
help cut out in puzzle form and enjoy. You could cut a sandwich like a puzzle using a knife or cookie cutters,
or this desert here.
OK, sorry it was late getting out..blogger would not let me post, but have fun!
I'm having trouble posting pics, but I'll get them on eventually.

5 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

Thanks for the reminder. I had forgotten about this!

Kate in NJ said...

You are welcome, although I'd be surprised if you ever have time to watch with all you have going on! ;-)

Angela said...

This is falling on a perfect week for us, with all the business of Tyler's rehersals and performances this weekend. DH won't join in, but at least they will be out and about more than usual.

Between projects and crafts and hikes, we should really be able to do it justice this year!

Cher Mere said...

Z hasn't watched any T.V.. We have all been out in the yard working on projects from first thing in the morning till her bedtime.

Mariposa said...

Great ideas.

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

Plato said...

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child's natural bent .