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Wednesday, April 1 2020

Happy April Fool's Day Everyone! Did you know that some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582? WOW!


Today on the blog we are sharing an at home workout from Paul, Silly Putty with Joe, and a super fun DIY Parachute from Brendan. ENJOY!


Home Workout

Worked Out By Paul


Grade Level: K-5


Individual or multiple people: Either


Theme: Exercise. Getting your kids and yourself moving at home.


Materials: A mat or towel


Location: Living room or any room with some space


Links and resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc4QS2USKmk


Further instructions or accommodations: Try the workout video linked above or try Paul’s Pyramid below:

  1. 20 jumping jacks

  2. 15 squats

  3. 10 sit ups

  4. 10 push ups (regular or modified on your knees)

  5. High knees (standing in place)

  6. 20 second plank


Start at the top of the pyramid going through each exercise one at a time (1-6). After going through it from top to bottom, take a 1 min break and then go through it from the bottom to the top (6-1). Repeat this pyramid sequence as many times as you’d like.




How to make silly putty!

Put Together By Joe


Grade Level: Grades 2-5


Individual or multiple people: Any number of people, limited only by resources and space


Theme: Slimy things, Sensory, STEM


Materials:

4 Cups of water

1 Tbsp Borax

Elmer’s Glue with bottle that has a tip for easier pouring

Large bowl

Metal whisk


Location: It’s best to work at a table for this project


Directions:

First mix 1 Tbsp and 4 cups of lukewarm water together in a large bowl, making sure all of the borax dissolves. Now, with one hand you need to stir the borax solution with the whisk and, with your other hand, slowly pour the Elmer's glue from at least a foot above the surface of the borax solution. As the glue dives down below the surface of the water continue stirring and, after you collect as much putty as you’d like on the whisk, pull it out of the solution and slide it off the whisk!


Links and resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3S-Db8KQCI




DIY Toy Parachute

Brought to Us By Brendan


Use craft materials around the house to practice fine motor skills and create a fun toy to play with using a figurine or action figure lying around the house!


Grade Level: K-3


Individual or multiple people: Individual


Theme: STEM, Fine Motor


Materials:

Any figurine or action figure you have lying around the house (the lighter and smaller the better, a full sized Barbie or any other figurine that size would be too heavy for the parachute)

Paper napkin (leftover party napkins from a birthday party or other holiday work well!)

Clear tape

Hole punch

Yarn

Scissors


Location: Table or any large flat surface usable for crafting, plus plenty of outside space or a large indoor room with high ceilings


Links and resources: https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2011/02/toy-parachute-craft.html







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