Crafty Monday: Dinosaurs & Purim

In this Post: Several Purim crafts, dinosaur crafts, cinnamon germs, a bird journal, and math with fruit loops & goldfish etc…

Hello friends, as you know we’ve started majoring in one or two subjects each day along with our every day book work. So I will break up our projects in that way. Last week, we continued learning about the Biblical story of Queen Esther and the celebration of Purim. We also studied dinosaurs. Enjoy the pics and my Pinterest link will be at the end :).

By the way, here is our Purim post from last year. Funny, we studied dinosaurs then too…

http://amberdover.com/2012/03/05/crafty-monday-dinosaurs-purim-the-best-burgers-ever/

Artsy Monday–  Michael made these toilet paper tube crowns.

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This hand print Peacock.

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Haman ears or hats out of paper plates and tissue paper.

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I made this royal scepter with a wooden dowel and a golden egg (both from Michael’s craft store).

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Puppet theater out of a file folder and scrapbook paper. Michael colored and cut out the characters (Esther, Mordecai, the King, Haman, & Jews praying).

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There’s a pocket inside to hold the puppets. We simply pasted the puppets onto Popsicle sticks.

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Cooking is on Mondays but rarely happens then. I actually decided to do cooking on Saturday so I could teach Michael how to make Haman ears. You can see the finished project Sunday on my complete Purim post ;).

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Typing and Science Tuesdays–  Michael studied fossils in his science book and we did a couple of dinosaur crafts.

We read a book on www.wegivebooks.org about a greedy dinosaur called the Mine-o-saur.

I got the craft ideas from thatartistwoman.org

Dinosaur silhouette

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Pastel resist T-rex fossil

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Math & Music Wednesday

We made noise makers for Purim. I forgot to take a pic.

Math ideas found here: http://www.lessonplandiva.com/2012/02/freebies-ideas-and-science-activities.html?ref=nf

Then we played greater than and less than with an alligator and goldfish.

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Michael practiced estimation with fruit loops.

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Geography/social studies/history Thursday

Michael found Persia (now Iran) on the globe

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We watched the video below on Purim. Remember email subscribers to come to my blog to see the links.

I used the dinosaur land form idea from: http://www.msjennifers2ndgradeclass.blogspot.com/2011/10/landforms.html

I drew it with blank labels and made a copy for Michael. Then I labeled and colored mine so he could copy it.  What a great way to remember what a peninsula looks like!

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Nature studies/language arts/ health Fridays

Cinnamon germs–  http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2009/02/handwashing-and-germs-experiment.html

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Look what happens when we touch the door. Germs (cinnamon) gets all over it. Michael learned it takes at least thirty seconds to properly wash his hands.

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Bird Journal– Michael cut out bird pictures from a magazine to put on the cover of his journal.

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I printed off twenty Bird of the Day papers for the inside. Link here: http://www.spelloutloud.com/2013/02/learning-about-birds.html

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Voila! Now we’re ready to go bird watching!

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Purim Pinterest link:

Well, God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

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