Monday, May 15, 2023


Do you use drama and role play to support kids' understanding? Digging for dinosaurs is a great learning opportunity to discover the work that paleontologists do. It is lovely to feel the thrill of finding a bone hidden in the sand. You can create a simple fossil dig activity by hiding dinosaurs in sand or a more elaborate one using a dinosaur excavation kit - these are perfect if you are home-schooling. There are also dinosaur skeletons that you can use to set up a dinosaur fossil excavation site. The resource Digging Up Dinosaur will provide you with ideas for engaging activities for your dinosaur project. 

After a hands-on excavation activity, your kids may be motivated to learn and read about these fascinating creatures. Dinosaurs provoke so many questions. You can start a project by asking your kids what they want to find out. Some kids might want to learn more about Dinosaur Fossils and the work that paleontologists do and the tools they use. 

Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles, and not all of them were ferocious meat-eaters. Kids love finding answers to their questions by investigating and digging deeper into the lives of different types of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were magnificent creatures, some of them were as tiny as a bee hummingbird while others were giants. There are Fact Booklets about Tyrannosaurus Rex, Apatosaurus, Triceratops and Stegosaurs.  Use the fact booklets and craft activities included to make a stunning coolest dinosaur display! Challenge your kids to convince others that their dinosaurs are the coolest. They can write a story or draw a comic strip. The perfect way to use the new drawing skills they learned using a How to Draw Dinosaur resource. Nothing gets young children excited about learning like dinosaurs so spend time converting the classroom into a Dino Dig! 

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Monday, May 1, 2023

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Teaching your child about cultures and traditions is important to help them develop an understanding of others. Use resources about Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day to teach kids acceptance of traditions. On May 5th, you can share the appreciation for Mexican culture and heritage with your kids.  Cinco de May is a colorful festival that commemorates the Mexicans' victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. When you are teaching kids about a holiday, you can make a decision to focus either on culture or traditions, or both. Make sure that your lesson plan and resources meet the objectives. 

On the second Sunday of May, kids have a chance to celebrate important women in our lives. This idea began in America when Anna Jarvis held a memorial service for her mother on May 12th 1907. Your kids can make the day meaningful by creating thoughtful crafts for loved women in their lives. Start the week before the celebrations to give your kids time to learn about the celebrations and the resource Mother’s Day How to Draw is a great addition to complete the Fact Booklet about the celebrations. 

Have you got time to include another tradition in the May classroom? Memorial Day is an American holiday honoring men and women who died while serving in the US military. It was originally known as Decoration Day. Late May was chosen to honor people who died as the flowers used to decorate graves would be in full bloom.  Many families are visiting cemeteries or memorials, and taking part in parades. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. Use my Fact Booklet Memorial Day to support kids’ learning about this special day.

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