In my neck of the woods, the seasons are changing! That means…more time to spend indoors. This can be challenging at times, so the other day I put together a few fun activities to do indoors.
Mini Trampoline Time
Look on your local craigslist or thrift store and you can find these tramps for super cheap!
(this can only be done if you have couch cushions you don’t mind the kids jumping on)
Build a Fort
Got my building plans to make a pvc pipe fort here.
My sweet little baby is almost 10 months old! As much as I don’t like her growing up, I am still enjoying every stage she goes through (well maybe not the not sleeping through the night stage).
I wanted to follow up and share some more foods I have been introducing. Check out my other post about some of the very first foods I introduce.
I have really been liking the little pouch pureed foods. I have been using the Earth’s Best brand. It’s organic, no preservatives, and I can price match it at walmart ($1/ pouch).
Next, I have added a little warm cereal in the morning.
Oatmeal Flax Cereal
1/2 cup regular rolled oats
water, just to cover oats
Warm in microwave for 1-2 minutes (just until all water is absorbed)
1/2 tsp ground golden flaxseed (I freshly grind mine in a coffee grinder)
1/2 tsp agave nectar (optional)
Put oatmeal and water in a bowl. Warm in the microwave. Let cool for a few minutes. Add ground flax and a little agave and eat! Yum!!
Flaxseed is packed with good fats, protein, iron, and calcium. Side note: the golden flax is more mild tasting then the darker flaxseeds. This is an easy one to add to anyone’s warm breakfast.
Right now we are doing a little unit on plant and animal cells. I am using the Real Science-4-Kids-Biology book as my guide. Then I incorporate a little online learn as well.
Here are a few fun videos and activities you can add to your lesson on Animal Cells. These suggestions for ages 4-7 years old.
This video teaches the very basics of a cells
If you want to go a little deeper and teach about DNA, this site is really cute.
DNA with brainPOP
How could I forget Magic School Bus?
Magic School Bus Goes Cellular
Some hands on activities:
We will play around with the animal cell 4D puzzle
Make a Yeast Feast-This looks so fun! Talking about yeast and how it grows.