Wednesday, August 4, 2010

You know you're a homeschooler when...,

You spend your evening making a life-sized felt cutout of your daughter complete with removeable felt organs.

This was a blast to make. I traced Nugget onto some butcher paper during the day -- difficult, with all the giggling it caused! Then I taped the paper up on the sliding glass door, taped felt over it, and traced my original. Cut out the felt and -- voilĂ  -- a felt preschooler!

My nurse husband and his textbooks came in quite useful for the organs. They helped me get the right size and shape as I freehanded.

This is part of my preparations for the first week of our new start in September, which will have a My Body theme (not arms, legs, face; instead we'll do heart, lungs, digestion, etc). I've also made up organ 3 part cards, sometimes/anytime food sorting, and animal skeleton matching. I used free images from Wikimedia for the animal skeleton cards, so I'll figure out how to share those with you guys soon.


  1. Super cool! We are totally going to have to do this! Love it!

  2. That's great! I'm going to have to do this next time we cycle into the human body.

  3. That is so cool!

    I am really geared towards parenting an older kid, you can't do stuff like that with a toddler. Okay, you CAN, they just don't care nearly enough to make it worth finding a felt stomach in your cat's water dish.

  4. Awesome! We will have to make these when we do our body unit this year. Such a great idea.
    Also, your snack basket will be on its way tomorrow. I have thrown in a few extra things for your family...hope that you will love them.
    :) Colleen

  5. How creative! I'll have to remember this one when we get to anatomy!

  6. What a great idea - now I just have to squeeze some more time to make this :)

  7. This is fantastic -- what a great idea! And I love your opening line. :)


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