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.

8 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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

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