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Is Oobleck solid? Is it liquid? It’s crazy fun!
One of our favorite fall activities is going for hikes and walks. Summer is too hot, winter is too cold, and spring is too wet — but fall has just the right mix of sunny, dry skies and crisp, cool temperatures to inspire me to gather the clan and spend family time in the great outdoors. It can be a challenge to keep the kids happy, especially on longer hikes. One way we keep our kids occupied during hikes is to challenge them to scavenger hunts. They’re also great ways to explore basic concepts in literacy, science, and math. Here are four ideas for math-oriented nature scavenger hunts:
Summer brings lots of creepy crawlies and buzzing bugs. Many kids are naturally curious about our six-legged friends, but learn to fear them based on adult reactions. Take a positive approach to these multi-legged invaders and catch (and release) them for observation and math!
Water balloon battles are great fun, but I like to “green” our family whenever I can. That’s where sponge balls come in. They provide cool splashtastic fun, just like water balloons, but can be re-used and won’t leave bits of latex all over the grass. And they’re easy to make!
You know that our favorite way to make math fun is to cuddle and snuggle while sharing a math problem with our little ones at the end of the day, but as part of last week’s book launch celebration, we chatted with parents on Twitter via The Maker Mom’s #STEMchat about other ways to playfully engage youngsters in math.