Monday, March 17, 2008

Unplug your kids.....WOOD
This weeks unplug your kids project was about wood. I mentioned in previous entries that Sam has really gotten into these projects and wants to teach them. This week I turned the project into a math lesson for him. Since he wanted to teach it we took him to Michaels. We told him what the project theme was and he had 15 dollars for a budget. He was allowed to pick out what ever he wanted as long as he stayed under that budget. He bought three wood projects, markers, oil pastel crayons. He spent $14.87, way to stay under budget. So here are the boys projects. First is the special box that Sam made. It is designed to look like a book, which are his favorite things in the world. He colored it with the oil pastel crayons, then "titled" it with his favorite subjects.
Gabe picked out a box to make into a bed for his stuffed animals. I asked him if he wanted to paint it. He said no, he likes it the way that it is. Can not argue with that, it is pretty.
The final wood project is something that Sam is making for Gabe. Michaels has some nice model kits for $1. Sam bought this Stealth plane for gabe since he loves a good transportation thing. Sam put it together all by himself and is painting it up for him to. He is so sweet to his little brother.
Please check out all of the other projects at Unplug Your Kids. Join in for the fun next week. The theme is Eggs in honor of Easter. If you do celebrate easter you can do a spring/birth theme. Happy Crafting.

7 comments:

Piseco said...

We didn't get a chance to take a trip to the store and let the kids pick things out this week, but I *love* that you help them do this!

Kate in NJ said...

That is very cool!

Mom Unplugged said...

Great projects as always! I really like how you made the trip to the store into a math lesson. What a wonderful idea! And Sam did very well staying under budget. I wish we had a Michaels here. There are no craft stores in my town, just a Walmart. Boo hoo. I can't wait to see what you come up with for eggs!

Mom and Kiddo said...

It's so creative to use the project to do "double-duty" as a math project, too.

Maddie, Mad Rambler said...

How sweet is Sam, Gabe is a lucky brother... and for all those that say learning has to take place in the classroom have never had you as a teacher... keep up the double duty lessons they're phenomenal!

Rockin' Moroccan Mama said...

I love how you incorporated the math lesson as well. Great ideas.

Michie said...

I think that is great that you got your son involved in picking out the activity and gave him a budget! I'll have to try that when my daughter gets older. :)