Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Little Green Schoolhouse

These are just a few examples of "pallet" playhouses.

This is a type of roofing material I like to work with. Whether galvanized steel or plastic, is easy to install and an excellent material for northwest weather. A gutter system can be attached to the structure as well if needed. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Archaeology Learning Box

Kids (and adults!) like to dig!
An Archaeology learning box can be a creative activity for children to learn about rocks, bones, and anything you choose to bury in the dirt. With proper tools and instructions, children can delicately expose little treasures.
For example: Maybe one lesson you can bury an assortment of rocks like agates, crystals, basalt rock, red jasper...etc. The teacher can provide a list of what is buried in the box. With every stone that's discovered, the children can try to match each stone to the list provided and learn about what each stone is made out of.
Each lesson can be simple, but fun!
You can bury small letters that the children can discover and then match the found letters to a list of words they are learning.
You can get inexpensive little dinosaur toys and they can learn about each dinosaur they find.
The creative options are endless and can be a great way for children to properly use small tools, brushes, little sifting trays and it's a great activity for children to work together as they discover the mystery lesson during each dig.

I can build a small box, sifting trays and provide fun tools.