We have finished a few fun activities as part of the Prairie Primer. Here is an update of some of the things we have been working on.
We talked about log cabins and how difficult they would be to make. Afterwards AJ played with some wooden blocks and made her own log cabin. I was a little disappointed with the quality of the wooden blocks, they were no where near as nice as the Lincoln logs that I had as a kid, but she had a good time.
She also learned all about the lungs. We read a couple of books and I downloaded a few free worksheets from education.com. Then she made a model of a lung. I found the idea here. With just 2 balloons, a plastic bottle, straw, and playdough, you can quickly make a fake lung. It was simple enough for her to do and really helped her to understand how when you breathe in the diaphragm goes down and when you breathe out the diaphragm goes up.