Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Aidenzilla or An Alphabet Learning Activity

I am always trying to find, or come up with learning activities to do with Aiden.  He is a very active boy, and learns much faster when he is physically doing something.  

I wanted to come up with some learning activities that included dinosaurs, our theme this week.  I made Aiden a pair of dinosaur shoes out of foam sheets.  IMG_1604

To do this, I cut four pieces of foam in the shape of a dinosaur footprint, cut circles big enough for Aiden to slip his foot in, and used a black sharpie to color the toenails.  To put the pieces together I hot glued around the edges.  

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Aiden absolutely LOVED the dinosaur shoes!

Here he is looking fierce, like a dinosaur should!

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Now on to the activity.  I set up some of his wooden blocks in towers, and put a sticky note, with a letter of the alphabet, on each tower.   As I called out a letter, Aiden would find it and knock over the blocks.

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Aiden played this game for over 20 minutes,

IMG_1630and would have continued to play, but mommy really needed to help Emily with some schoolwork.

-Cindy

 

8 comments:

The Activity Mom said...

LOVE this! Great idea. It looks like he is having so much fun!

The Activity Mom said...

If you have time go to http://weteach.ning.com/ and share this idea in the alphabet group!

Jo Ann said...

This would be a HUGE hit in our house! Great idea, thanks for passing it on.

BranFlakes said...

My boy would LOVE this.

SmallWorld at Home said...

Great game and great shoes!!

Jenny said...

what a wonderful idea!!! thank you so much for sharing this!

Confessions Of A Homeschooler said...

That's a great idea, very creative, thanks for sharing!

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your dinosaur shoe project! You can see it here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/dinosaur-shoes/

If you have other kid friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a fun project idea!

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