My sweet friend, Margot Miller, shared a link to the Eric Carle Facebook page and told me about some learning activities that she thought Sebastian would enjoy. We've been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to both kids since they were babies and I have fond memories of making my own Brown Bear with tissue paper and glue when I was in Kindergarten so it's safe to say that I'm up for anything Eric Carle. Sebastian likes math so we downloaded and printed off some adding and subtracting sheets for him to work on.
He recognized the illustrations from the book and whizzed right through the worksheets (although we went back and tried again on a few). I told him it wasn't homework but just some activity sheets to keep his brain from getting lazy over the weekend. Ha! I'm sure his teacher will appreciate that.
Ruby got a few of her own to work on on the floor but as soon as Sebastian had left the table she climbed up in his chair and starting 'working' on them herself. Without any direction she decided to scribble onto each individual fruit and then asked me what the numbers printed out were. I'd read them to her and she'd scribble over them.
It was a fun little activity for the kids to practice their math and the familiar illustrations seemed to keep their attention. There are activities for different ages including coloring sheets that I'll print out for Ruby to work on soon. That girl could color all day.
Do you keep any pre-school or Kindergarten workbooks/activity sheets around to encourage your kids in their learning at home? Any favorites?