November’s Smarty is a Scavenger Hunt – a perfect rainy day activity! Scavenger hunts directly target picture-object matching, and visual and spatial memory skills. Because a scavenger hunt can be adapted with endless variations it can be used to target a myriad of skills and is an appropriate activity for preschool to adulthood.
If your child’s preschool is anything like ours, going back to school means an influx of art projects, some more abstract than others. (One week, I kid you not, it was green paper covered in three dimensional dried brown gloop –paint mixed with potting soil – but that is not what it looked like! One of the few masterpieces that went in the trash without any mom guilt.)
We’ve been back in school for one week and I’m already dreading the morning crunch. My daughter has no problem waking up at 6am on weekends, but Monday morning rolls around and I am shaking her awake at 7:30. Things go downhill from there; she drags her feet with every morning activity, creating a ton of stress for everyone involved.
Take advantage of these last few weeks of summer vacation with the August Smarty! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcxhrZmmP74&list=PLzpc1lUvttW9PRJlOE86lvjE7SAqIMM3N This month our art goes outside and becomes a social activity – Ice and Water Bottle Bowling!