Our first activity was pattern blocks. I have had pattern blocks on a list on my wall forever and my sister in law surprised me by buying us a pack! I was really excited. So I printed off some pattern block "puzzles from www.prekinders.com and let the boys go to work. I have to admit, for a math related activity, it was pretty fun.
This is how happy John Paul was when he finished his LONG snake! I love this picture...if only every day could be this fun, right?
Because our unit theme for these two weeks is Apples, I told a story of a father who told his son there was a star hiding in his apple. The boy looked and looked, but couldn't find it. (We cut up an apple the usual way and looked.) Then, the father cut the apple the other way (cross-wise) and there was the star! While we did this, we talked about the parts of the apple, properties of an apple, shape of an apple, etc. It was pretty fun.