Wednesday, April 8 2020
Welcome Wednesday LFH Blog Readers! We have some great indoor activities to share with you on this rainy day. An arcade favorite done with things you can find at home, cooking science, and a super chill drawing activity. ENJOY!
CD Air Hockey
Grade Level: K-5
Individual or multiple people: 1+
Goal: working on gross motor skills, hand eye coordination, and problem solving.
Empty cereal box
Long piece of painter’s tape or designated line
Location: any room on a hardwood floor with about 6-8 feet of space.
Take one piece of tape and lay it down horizontally, this will be your starting line. (you can also designate a line on your floor if you don’t have tape)
Then take the empty cereal box and cut the front flap completely off.
Tape the opening of the cereal box facing 3 feet away from the tape or designated line.
Slide the CD’s by giving the CD’s a big push from the starting line and aiming to get them into the box.
If you do not have CDs you can use a rolled up sock or any material that will fit in the box and slide. (CD’s, rolled up socks, bean bags, small plastic/paper plates)
If you do not have a cereal box you can use any type of box with an opening.
If you are playing individually, you can set a timer for 2 minutes and see how many CD you could get into the cereal box
If you are playing against one person or multiple people you can create a pillow wall to keep the CDs inside the designated area.
Bread In A Bag
Baked By Meg
Grade Level: K-5 (younger kids will need help)
Individual or multiple people: Either!
1 gallon sized ziploc bag
3 cups flour
¼ cup sugar
1 packet of yeast (rapid rise or regular)
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoon salt
Location: Your kitchen-make sure to ask your parents for help with the oven!
Links and resources:
Further instructions or accommodations:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Spray the baking pan
In your ziploc bag, combine 1 cup of flour, the sugar, and yeast packet
Add the warm water-seal the bag tightly and push out the air
Now shake and mix the bag by hand
Set the bag to rest for 10 minutes
Now add another cup of flour, the oil and salt to the bag-seal and mix by hand
Now open the bag, and pour the last cup of flour into it
Seal it, and mix everything one last time
Now take out the dough and place it on a floured surface
Put some flour on your hands and knead out the dough for about 5 minutes until smooth
Once you’re done kneading the dough, place it in a greased loaf pan
Before you put it in the oven, cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it sit out in a warm sunny spot for about 30 minutes so the dough can rise
Brush the top of the bread with olive oil or butter and cook for 30 minutes until it looks golden
Grade Level: K-5
Individual or multiple people: individual
Introduction: Zentangles are an easy and relaxing way to draw patterns using repeating shapes and structures. They also require very few basic materials.
-Black pen or marker
-If you use a sharpie make sure you put cardboard under your paper so you don't stain the table!
Location: Any table
Start by making a basic shape or shapes for making your designs in. I would recommend making four dots in the shape of a SMALL square and then connecting them to make a box. You can also use this template to print and draw inside the squares:
2. Using a pencil, divide your box by making either straight or squiggly lines inside.
3. Then draw repeating shapes inside each shape to make a pattern. Here are some ideas of patterns made inside circles:
There is no wrong way to fill up your shapes. Try using lines, squares, and circles to make patterns.
4. Use a black pen or marker to outline your shapes, and you’re done!
Links and resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkIiye1wNa0 - a video with ideas on different patterns and demonstrations of how to make them.
Have a great Wednesday everyone! Catch us back here for more fun activities tomorrow!