...Eddie can do, almost, anything (at least in his mind). He can dive into deep oceans, explore dark caves, outer space, or the rain forest. But, he can't tie up a "terrible double-tailed monster", to save his friend Clara, because it's like tying his shoes. And, he doesn't know how to tie his shoes. So, it's off to Mom, for a lesson.
Luckily, Eddie's mom is better at explaining the process than I am, so I let her teach my little ones, too. Give me physics, or trigonometry any day of the year - but don't ask me to teach a five year old, how to tie her shoes. Thanks to Wonder Mom of The Fantastic Five, for the idea of using a book to help teach it instead!
I traced the girls shoes out on the back of an empty cereal box, and cut one out for each of them.
I colored in an opening, and punched two rows of four holes, for lacing, and gave them to the girls to decorate with markers.
Then, I showed them how to lace them up...
...and helped them follow Gebhard's illustrated steps for tying a bow.
Whew! Now that the really hard stuff is out of the way, it ought to be smooth sailing for the rest of our homeschool year.
You can find many more story stretching arts, and crafts activities, at this week's stART (story + ART) link-up, at A Mommy's Adventures.
It's great to be a homeschooler.