During the holidays you might be able to fit in some learning into regular family activities. Here is a list of ideas that your family might find useful over the holidays.
1. Go for a walk in a forest. Check out the York Region Conservation Forests or go up to Deer Park P.S. and walk in the forest across the street. This is the forest we visited on our field trip in October. You can snowshoe or walk in the forest and compare the changes that the students notice.
2. Walk around our school pond. Discuss the changes in the pond. What do they notice about the trees? Can they see the bird houses?
3. Card Games- sort out the face cards and leave the numbered cards. Divide the numbered cards into the number of people playing the game. Each player turns over a card. The players discuss which one is more or less. The player who turned over the highest card gets all of the cards played. Continue.
5. Take photos of the family and create a simple pattern book. Here is …., Here is ….
6. Write thank you cards to family members.
7. Read aloud to your child each day. Discuss the beginning, middle and ending of the story.
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9. Play board games. Work on immediate recall of the numbers on the dice.
10. Free art creations- put out left over wrapping paper, bows, tissue paper, cards and ribbon. Add some glue, scissors and tape and ask your child to create. Have fun!