Not feeling like doing some heavy learning? Maybe you're just itching for some straight up fun and sneaky education... check these out! I've compiled just a small fraction of the crafts and worksheets around the web to celebrate the fabulous pollinators, bees! Fuzzy Pom Pom Bee Craft:
https://iheartcraftythings.com/fuzzy-bee-craft.html Do this ADORABLE paper bowl and wax paper wing craft... use a plate or just some paper, too, if you don't have bowls on hand:
I have a soft spot for bees! Since today is World Bee Day, I am focusing a lot of my energy on these awesome pollinators! In this post, I'm including information about this special day from the UN and World Bee Day itself. There are tons of facts along with some activities, so be sure to scroll through the whole thing! Make sure you also visit our crafts, coloring pages and worksheets post before you leave today. :) Check out all of the information that the UN put out about B
Today is World Bee Day - World Bee Day is always May 20th because it is the birthday of Anton Jansa, the pioneer of beekeeping. He was born all the way back in 1734!
I want to celebrate how awesome pollinators, including bees, are. Not only are they super important (Do you know why? We'll explore it!) but they need our help. These resources have a ton of pollinator tidbits that can be both educational and fun to explore. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has some infor
May is one sweet month, and being National Strawberry Month just makes it that much sweeter! Scroll through some of the fun activities, learning fun and crafts that you can do this month to celebrate this yummy fruit!
Any of these look interesting? You have others we should share? Let me know! #LearningFunWithLaura Strawberry 3D Paper Craft: http://krokotak.com/2017/04/strawberry-paper-craft/ Strawberry Hand print Craft: https://livelearnloveeat.com/2011/06/22/paint-crazy/
May 17th is National Walnut Day - check out these activities for some at home fun to learn about and celebrate these healthy nuts. Walnut Lesson Plan - Story and Worksheet: https://www.agclassroom.org/va/matrix/lessonplan.cfm?lpid=308 Walnut Coloring Pages: http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/trees-leaves/walnut-tree Here is a PDF which touches on walnuts: https://learnaboutag.org/tasteandteach/doc/01.pdf North American Tree Sheets - Includes Walnut: https://www.teach
This weekend, make sure you focus on some ways to be a good neighbor as today (Saturday the 16th) is National Do Something Good For Your Neighbor Day! This is the perfect time for a pick me up act of kindness for the people in your neighborhood - social distancing and being isolated can be hard for some people. https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/family/relationships/unity-kindness-neighbors-coronavirus Ways to Connect with Neighbors during Coronavirus: https://www.washingto
May 15th is Endangered Species Day - I hope you celebrate today and this weekend by studying the endangered species we share the planet with and vow to help them! Check out the links below and make sure you use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura when you share the things you're doing to celebrate! Visit https://www.endangered.org/campaigns/endangered-species-day/ to learn about and find additional links on Endangered Species Day. Send an E-Card: https://ecards.endangered.org/e
May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day - if you have chocolate chips on hand, there are a ton of counting, life skills, recipes and other things you can do today to celebrate Chocolate Chip Day. If not, you're still in luck as there are chip-less printables as well. check out the links below! Chocolate Chip Counting Cards: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/CHOCOLATE-CHIP-COUNTING-CARDS-Counting-0-20-Task-Cards-Scoot-FREEBIE-3333482 Practical Life Skills Trail Mix M
May is National Asparagus Month! To be completely honest, asparagus is not one of my favorite vegetables. My goal this month is to learn to love it! Join me and check out these learning activities and at home fun to celebrate asparagus. Asparagus Math Worksheet: https://learnaboutag.org/resources/bites/asparagus_handout.pdf Learning PDF: http://www.farmtopreschool.org/documents/F2PreKAprilAsparagus.pdf Asparagus Coloring Sheet + Writing practice: https://twistynoodle.com/aspa
Tuesday, May 12th is National Limerick Day - the perfect time to do some poetry learning and writing if your own! Study.com says: A limerick is traditionally a five line poem with an AABBA rhyme scheme. You're probably wondering what all that means! A rhyme scheme is a pattern of rhyming lines in poetry. In a limerick's AABBA rhyme scheme, the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth lines rhyme with one another. There is also a pattern
Last week was National Wildflower Week! We may have missed Wildflower Week, but there is plenty of fun activities and learning fun we can do anyway! Check out the links below for some wildflower fun: A Parts of the flower PDF: https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/plants/flower-anatomy_ANZBH.pdf Label the parts of a flower worksheet download: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Label-the-Parts-of-a-Flower-220488 ASU Ask a Biologist Label the Anatomy of a Flower Works
For Mental Health Awareness Month, I have searched for some of the best resources currently online to help our emotional wellness, especially right now, during a pandemic. Check these links out and let me know what you think - be sure to use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura so I can be sure to check it out. My Pandemic Story – Guided Pandemic Workbook:
http://www.childrenspsychologicalhealthcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/mypandemicstory13.pdf Journaling for Families:
May 5th is CINCO DE MAYO! Who is planning to celebrate somehow today? Check out these links below to see some fun and festive ways to celebrate! My Kids Adventures has a really informative post that I recommend you check out: http://www.mykidsadventures.com/cinco-de-mayo/ Make these Pinata Sun catchers: https://innerchildfun.com/2010/05/quick-craft-pinata-suncatchers.html Craft Paper Bag Pinatas: https://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/monday-craft-paper-sack-pinata/ Ma
Today is Teacher Appreciation Day! Normally we are in the classrooms with our teachers and can tell them we appreciate them in person, but this year is different! If you have been wondering how you can celebrate this year, consider doing one of these things below: - Send a picture, note or video to your teacher virtually telling and showing them that you appreciate all that they do. You can post this in a school community page if there is one set up. Your thankful action may
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.
Many people are struggling with their mental health right now, specifically because of the social distancing regulations and suggestions across the world. I have compiled just some of the mental health resources and informative posts from the internet for you. There are some yoga, mindfulness and journaling posts coming up, so follow the blog or Facebook account to stay in the know. Supporting the Emotional Well-being of Student
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and mental health is an especially important topic right now as we live our lives a pandemic. I will be posting a handful of Emotional Wellness posts on the blog this month, most early on, so we can spend adequate time on the topic. As always, if you use any of the shared resources I would love to see your work so use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura. How to Manage Mental Health during a Pandemic: https://www.honeybook.com/risingtide/coro
I've been super into the space activities recently, so here is another! I mean.. who DOESN'T love outer space?!
Use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura if you do any of these so I can be sure to check it out! Solar System Coloring Sheets: http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/space-astronomy/solar-system Solar System Snacks! http://www.creativekidsnacks.com/2012/08/27/solar-system/ Paint Stick Solar System: https://www.123homeschool4me.com/paint-stick-solar-system-projec
A fun break out from the space fun we have been having... STARS are my favorite part of Outer Space and I hope you enjoy some of these fun activities. If you do some of them or find something fun of your own, be sure to use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura so I can check it out! Constellation Coloring Sheets: http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/space-astronomy/88-constellations Make Your Own Constellation Activity: https://inspirationlaboratories.com/stars-inspire-im
Here is a list of fun Moon and space crafts and sensory play that I found online - including some MESSY and SLIME activities - because sometimes you just need a little bit of hands on excitement! When the kiddos are looking for a little less of the “learning” (even if the learning is just sneaky). I have compiled a list of just SOME of the moon crafts available online. Get into some sensory fun and be sure if you do, you use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura so I can be sure
Where are my MOON fans? The Moon, like all parts of space, is super interesting and there are plenty of fun ways to learn about it from the comfort of your own home. Check out the links below to see moon themed learning fun.
As always, make sure if you do any of these at home, use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura so I can check it out! Phases of the Moon Activity for Kids: https://www.kcedventures.com/blog/3d-phases-of-the-moon-stem-for-kids Moon Activities: https://www.gif