My son’s school has great ideas for “homework” for the toddler age group. One night as a homework assignment, they sent home a classroom bear. The objective was to document the activities you did for a weekend with the bear and present them to school. This is a great idea for classes but also Home-school Co-ops and Mommy’s Playgroups.
Classroom Project: Traveling Bear
Here are some highlights from our visit with Brown Bear.
We ate out with Brown Bear.
We made cookies with Brown Bear.
Yes, my four-year-old can crack eggs like a pro!
We built a project with Brown Bear.
We made pickles with Brown Bear.
Played in the leaves with Brown Bear.
We went to dance class with Brown Bear.
We read books with Brown Bear.
And a bunch of other run stuff that Mommy forgot to photograph, like swim class and other fun stuff. This activity does take a bit of work on the parent’s part to photograph and print them out, but even if that is not an option, just writing down the activities and discussing them in class is a worthwhile activity to teach the kids about how other families do things.