DIY Marble Racetrack

Pinterest Fail?

It has been extremely hot this week, high’s in the 100’s! So, in an effort to have some fun indoors I looked on Pinterest for some ideas. When I found a picture of a DIY race track I thought an idea using marbles. My son can watch those Youtube videos for hours.

The problem with using Pinterest for inspiration is that most of the time you don’t have the exact materials to replicate the projects. In most cases, I end up improvising. Which is what happened this time 😀

Materials that I used:

1 small cardboard box

4 crayons

4 craft sticks

4 mini clips

Hot glue gun

marble

I have to admit the videos are very entertaining to watch. But he only played with this for about ten minutes and then moved onto something else. Maybe if it was bigger it would have held his concentration longer?!

Have you tried any DIY projects from Pinterest? Let me know below 📌

Multiplication Tower of Math

My son likes the freedom to play throughout the day. So games are incorporated along with worksheets and books. He enjoys the social studies, math & geography games. One of his current favorites is the Multiplication Tower of Math which is similar to Jenga. This game is fun and addicting. Kids in elementary and middle school will enjoy practicing their multiplication facts.

Watch us play the game:

DIY Minecraft Curriculum

This book was featured on one of the Youtube channels I watch, My Busy Bees and Me. At first glance, some attractive benefits seem to be the large font and interactive Minecraft exercises. But once I saw the review I purchased this book. I cannot wait for it to arrive. My son is going to be so thrilled. It has over 400 pages of educational activities. Although it is designed for children with Dyslexia and ADHD, I know my soon to be 8 yr old will enjoy it.

This curriculum includes:

  • Reading
  • Handwriting
  • Creative Writing
  • Spelling & Vocabulary
  • Classical Literature
  • Biographies
  • Classical Music
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • World Geography
  • Social Studies & Current Events
  • Computer Skills
  • Building & Design
  • Art, Drawing, and Design
  • Creative Comics
  • Library Skills

Does your kid love Minecraft too?! Let me know what resources you use. 

 

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