Then, we read the story of Adam and Eve (also a retelling in the same book) and in Usborne's 50 things to make and do, I found a fun (and easy, and cheap) idea to make a Shadow Puppet to re-tell the story we read.
Here's K telling the story (the shadow puppet is a snake.... kind of...)
So if you know your book of Genesis, we are now at Noah's Ark.
We spent two days on this story, because my kids had so, so, so many questions on this (where did the animal poo go? was my favorite) We re-enacted the story. D was Noah (of course) and C was one of his sons, K was a wife, and I was God. Sweeeeeet! It was really quite amusing. Don't worry I have it on video.
Every day, we have to incorporate some type of "experiment" because D LOVES experiments.
We also had fun creating a lego city in the bathtub and flooding it. Don't worry, Noah and his family survived in our popcorn bowl... er, Ark.
And since my children LOVE experiments, we also did a water/oil experiment that is a little different than the normal one. We first added food coloring to plain water and made observations. Then we added food coloring to oil and made observations. THEN, we took syringes and added the food coloring + oil mixed together, into the clear water. What happens is that the oil protects the food coloring for several minutes and then you see little "fireworks" of bursting color happen.
There were other fun activities that we did this week too, and I can't say enough good things about the math curriculum we are using (Math U See) But for now, I'll sign out. After all, I am supposed to be cleaning today!!