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We’ve been really into popcorn at our house lately. One of my son’s favorite activity songs is “Popcorn Popping.” He loves popcorn and he loves the actions that go along with the song. You can check out the video here if you don’t know it. So one day we combined our snack with our art project.
First, trace your child’s hand with a brown marker to make the branches of a tree and then draw a trunk. Then dip popcorn in school glue and place on the tree.
Simple project and fun snack all rolled in to one.
One of the easiest ways to teach children their 5 senses is to pop popcorn. Popcorn is one of the few foods where all 5 senses are involved.
- Sight: Children can watch the corn pop if you pop popcorn on the stove or they can watch the bag inflate in the microwave.
- Sound: Children can hear the kernels pop.
- Smell: Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh popcorn?
- Touch: Children can feel the kernels both before and after popping.
- Taste: A great snack to help them learn about their senses.
For younger children you can simply discuss each of these sensations. For older ones you can have them write down their experiences with each sensation.
Popcorn is the only food I know of that involves all 5 senses. Can you think of another one?
I don’t think we could continue calling this a boy blog unless we discussed this issue – peeing outside.
What is it with boys? I have a feeling my son is not the only one who would rather make the journey outside to pee rather than use the toilet 10 feet from him.
Maybe it’s because I’m a girl or maybe it’s because I’m an adult but I just don’t get the appeal.
Some moms I’ve talked to really discourage this practice. While I don’t understand the appeal of it I really don’t care.
In fact, I think I’ve encouraged this practice. My son will often tell me he needs to pee just as I’ve already loaded up the car, complete with baby brother. It is much easier to help him pee in front of our car than unload baby brother and tromp back in to the store.
So I’m curious. Do your boys like to pee outside? Do you discourage this behavior of just let it go?
To make these adorable magnets you need:
- Clear glass gems (which I found in the floral section at craft stores)
- Mod Podge
- Small pictures
- Hot glue gun
To get my photos small enough, I made a collage of 8 pictures in Picasa. It is helpful to not have their cute faces too close to allow for cropping.
I found that each gem is a slightly different size, so I would trace the gem around my picture and then cut inside my line. Then, Mod Podge the gem and place the picture on it. Press the picture to get rid of the air bubbles. Let these dry and then hot glue the magnet on the back and you’re done!
I’m planning on giving these to my boys’ grandmas for Mother’s Day. I also thought this would be a great Christmas gift for teachers. You could always use cute scrapbook paper instead of pictures if you just want decorative magnets.