marvelousmess wrote:Do I order extra Adventures student sheets for my youngest? The website mentions ordering extra student sheets for 3 and up, but I'm not sure my 3 1/2 y/o would use the sheets. I'm unsure what the student sheets look like, too. Also, would my youngest child actually need his own art cards (I Can Do All Things)? I think the website mentioned ordering extra cards. Same question regarding the map place-mats.
art cards are for ages 6 and up. place mat.. that could be fun to have one per person
My heart is to share ideas other ways for preschoolers to also be included, without premade worksheets. It is not intended to make anyone feel bad for using premade worksheets. Standard disclaimer applies' "do what works... ignore what doesn't apply to you. "
background... this morning while making coffee.. I looked at some construction paper and glue and things... from days gone by.... it got me to thinking... now, that would be fun to do again with preschooler if I had one in ADV... maybe I should share? (maybe I shouldn't?) maybe those who have preschoolers but don't want to buy the pre made stuff might like the idea.. maybe I shouldn't? I dunno...
The idea was to draw/trace outline of the state (because in ADV there are these state sheets), onto construction paper. Preschooler could do a variety of fine motor and creativity skills from
*cutting the outline
*going around the shape with glue and yarn. glue and glitter... glue and feathers... glue and cotton... or any kind of craft that is safe for the child's age and household needs in
*get other kinds of stickers - not just the flag stickers
*consider glue stick inside the outline and then make a collage of things in that state.... (pictures from visitors bureau website, or sports team, or something pretty)
I"m old as in so old that homeschool preschool to me was about process over product. so I just wanted to share that for those with preschoolers who ask for seat work or "where is mine?" but you can't afford or didn't want to buy the pre made stuff... or even for those with pre made stuff and need to do something special with them..... so the preschooler isn't just sitting there scribbling on it to be part of the family, but can do something fun and creative and work on fine motor skills.