Enrichment Activities – 3/30-4/3/2020
(I left all the activities that I previously posted on this site in case there are items that you want to continue to do or websites you want to continue to access)
https://www.storylineonline.net/ - books are read to students from famous readers
https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/ - books that can be read to students
*Practice writing first and last name – if they know that practice writing or copying their address, phone number and birthday.
*Letter Flashcards – if you have letter flashcards or (you can make some on paper)
Have your child identify each letter and the sound the letter makes
Have them give you a words or words that start with that letter
*Read everyday –
Read to them and have them try to read to you – let them use the pictures to tell the story and then read the words to see if they came up with the same story as the book
When reading books let your child read the words they know and then you fill in the rest.
Have your child write some sentences about what they did each day – let them try to write the words on their own and then help them correct them or have them draw a picture of what he or she did and then write a sentence to go with the picture
*Rhyming Words –
Find items in your house such as a hat and see how many rhyming words your child can come up with that rhymes with hat.
Get out a coloring book and just color
https://www.pbs.org/parents - parents can pick the age and activity for your child to complete
i-ready –https://login.i-ready.com/ math program we use in school
If you need help logging in please email me email@example.com or send me a message on Bloomz
**Work for about 10-15 minutes per day
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/basic/math-time.html - variety of math games to play
*Play games –
Many games have math or reading components in them – Chutes and ladders, yatzee, card games (war, rummy) etc.
Have you child just count items in your house – count by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s
Take items from around the house and measure them – your child can use a ruler or use other items such as block and paperclips
Have your child help with cooking a snack or meal – show them the measuring cups/spoons and how we use them to cook
https://www.coolmath4kids.com/- math games with a variety of topics to choose
https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm- so much to do on this website -math, science, etc.
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/- so much science, history and cool things on this site.
Physical Education – Fun activities to do inside or out with your kids!
1. Headstands: A great activity for your core muscles and to get blood going to the brain. Kids are often naturals.
2. Jump rope: If you have downstairs neighbors who complain, go in the hall or outside your building. For more fun, pick up a book of jump-rope rhymes.
3. Obstacle course: Create a furniture course in your apartment or take chalk and make a course outside. Add in specific mental or physical challenges to keep them guessing.
4. Wheelbarrow, crab, and bear-walk races: Holding one of these tough positions gives you a real workout.
5. Animal races: Hop like a bunny or frog; squat and waddle like a duck; and so on.
6. Balloon ball: There are endless ways to play with balloons indoors. Try to keep it off the ground or just play catch. Mix it up with balloon tennis!
7. Follow the leader: Add to the workout with energetic movements such as jumping, stomping, and squatting.
8. Dance party: Turn on the music and shake your groove thang.
9. Freeze dance: When the music stops, freeze in your pose and hold it until the music begins again.
10. Scavenger hunt: Write up clues and hide them around the apartment. Kids can race to find each clue for a small prize at the end.
11. Jumping jacks: Simple but good for coordination and they get your heart going. When my kids can't sleep, I have them do 25 to tire out.
12. Parachute: This kiddie gym standby can be re-created at home with sheets. Each kid takes an end of the parachute or sheet and fans it upward while one of you runs underneath.
13. Bubble wrap attack: If you get bubble wrap in the mail, jump on it until it's all popped.
14. Clean-up race: Set a timer or put on a song to see who can right the room the fastest.
15. Tickle tag: Chase your children. When you catch them, it's tickle time.
16. Temper tantrum: Have a fit for the fun of it. Flail, stomp, and scream.
17. Carnival: Set up carnival games such as "Knock Down the Milk Cans" (we used Tupperware).
18. Hallway bowling: Fill up water bottles and use any ball you have.
19. Hopscotch: Use chalk or tape to make a game on your floor or outside your building.
20. Pillow fight: No explanation needed.
21. Sock skating: If you have hardwood floors, put on socks to skate around. Try spins or hockey stops, or see who can slide the farthest. Make sure to move the furniture and watch for splinters. My kids also like to up the speed factor with a couple of pieces of wax paper under each foot.
22. Bubble bashing: Blow bubbles and let your child try to smash them.
23. Wrestling: Put down a mat, or play on a rug or bed. See if your kids can wrestle you to the ground.
24. Pushover parents: Plant your feet and see if the kids can budge you. If you move your feet, they win. Stand on one foot to make it easier for little kids.
25. Popcorn pushups: Put a small bowl of popcorn on the floor. Lower yourself down and stick out your tongue to get a piece of popcorn with each thrust.
Enrichment Activities - from previous week
Scholastic has added many free lessons and activities for students to complete.
*Read, read, read - just read books - have students read to you and read to them
*Have students draw a picture of how they think the story may end or have them draw a picture of what they thought of the story.
*Write letters or words - or write a letter to someone
*Draw a picture of some thing that they have done over our extended break and write a sentence or more explaining what they did that is on the picture.
Count - just walk around and count a variety of things in your home
Have students use the microwave with supervision. They can push the numbers you tell them too and help make a snack
New Idea - Give your students a piece of paper and see how far they can write their numbers without help - you can start at 1 or if they already can write to 100 then start at 100 - make this a fun challenge!
Go outside, play in the yard, look at the bugs, birds, etc.
Cincinnati Zoo - Bringing the Zoo to You
STEAM idea - give your child a variety of household items - clothes pins, boxes, blocks, rubber bands, etc.. and have them just build something - it can need to move an item from place to place or it could hold somthing up - let them use their imagination and make something cool
Physical Education -https://www.gonoodle.com/
Speech - here is a link for some speech activities - https://www.flipsnack.com/KeshetChicago/coronavirus-social-story/full-view.html
Other good sites
Here is a link from Mr. Shover our middle/high school prinicipal with other enrichment ideas
Jack Hartmann - great letter and number songs
Due to the continued closure of school, I am posting enrichment activities for Library class. READ!! Please take the time to find a book, magazine article, poem, or the back of a cereal box to read. Please use soraapp.com to access the school's online ebooks and audiobooks. The sign in is:the year of graduation first four letter of the last name first name initial. Example: 29lovej. (Our group is Capital Area IU 15 and then we need to find our school -Lenkerville).
The Dauphin County Library databases and online e -resources are also available. If you need a card please go online to https://www.dcls.org/get_library_card (Links to an external site.).