If you’re tuning in for the first time, this blog is usually about Children’s Ministry and the spiritual growth of kids. However, we’ve just started homeschooling, so I’ll be occasionally blogging about some of the fun lessons we’ve had. You can find more of my homeschooling posts over at 3 Boys and a Dog.
Did you know that February 27th was International Polar Bear Day? Here are some activities we did during P is for Polar Bear week.
Polar Bear Painting
The kids had an absolute blast with this one. All you do is mix equal parts glue and shaving cream and the stuff stays puffy after it dries. So fun! Get the Full Tutorial and see more pictures here!
What Do Polar Bears Eat?
We looked up polar bears on the National Geographic kids website (and got a few books from the library) and learned that polar bears eat seals and fish. Of course, my three year old simply would not accept that a polar bear would actually EAT A SEAL, so we focused on the fish instead! In the picture above, I followed the recipe for Jello Jigglers (pouring the jello into 9×13 pan). Apparently, I over whisked, because the fish came out pretty foamy! After solidifying, I used a fish cookie cutter and cut out fish so we could have a snack like the polar bears.
The jello fish turned out pretty good, but in retrospect, those goldfish snacks would have been even easier!!
Where Do Polar Bears Live?
As you probably know, polar bears live in the Arctic, so we decided to some cold water play for this one! I filled a bin with some ice (and froze ice in big containers like cool whip tubs) and then let the kids play with our penguin and polar bear figurines.
Of course, the kids hands got super cold playing with all the ice, so we had to have a warm water bucket too!
Polar Bear Printable Cards
We also found some Arctic Animal Diego printable cards over at Nick Jr.’s website. Perfect for learning more about polar bears!
That’s it for now!
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