Thursday, September 30, 2010

stART: Grouchy Ladybug, or “If you read a homeschooler a book”

Oh, wait that’s a silly title.  Oh well, I’m sure this will crack you up.

 

008 Before I start the “directions” here’s the supplies:

 

file folder, construction paper, index cards, 1.5” square punch (optional, but makes life easier), paper cutter (again optional, but makes cutting easier).

 

If you read “The Grouchy Ladybug” to your kids, they might decide they want to play the ladybug game.

 

When they go to find it they’ll discover it’s no longer where it was, because a mean Mommy gave it to Goodwill because they kids weren’t playing with it (cough cough, no idea who this mean Mommy is).

 

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So, they’ll start to make their own.  First they’ll draw their figures.

 

 

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Than they’ll draw the aphids for the ladybugs to eat.  That’ll remind them that they’re hungry.

 

 

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So, while they cut their papers they’ll sit there and talk about how hungry they are, and “Mommy I know I just finished breakfast, but can I have more food?”

 

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But maybe the ladybugs are even more hungry than they are, so they start to count the aphids.

 

 

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How to play: start at the purple square, roll the die and move that many spaces.  After you have moved get a question card (sneaky Mommy throwing review questions in there).  If you answered the question right you get an aphid.  If you land on a NO space then move back 2.

 

And chances are if you make a Ladybug game they’re going to want to read the book again………

 

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