But you know what?
Wait for it, I've gotta have the tricked out intro photo:
|Just because I'm late to the ball doesn't mean I can't look good dancing, right?|
Here's what we used:
:: Clear plastic bin
:: 6 bags of misc beans (thank you, Tarjay)
:: Jewels, beads, other misc shiny objects or legit gold coins if you happen to be a pirate. I am not, hence the beads.
:: God's Word is a Treasure printables, which I colored yellow
I hyped it as a treasure hunt, because she was totally excited about finding things during our X Marks the Spot activity. I dumped all the beans in the plastic bin and cleverly hid our treasure, which was pretty small and kinda tough to spot amid the beans, so I left one or two pieces on top to help her know what to look for.
She was really excited each time she found an item. We did a lot of talking about how the beans felt versus the treasure, and trying to see if she could find them just by touch alone (that only worked a couple of times).
Then, because she has never used glue before, I let her go to town with the glue stick. I may have intervened a little with the order of the printable, but she got to decide where to actually glue them down. I also had to use the glue gun on a the big round beads in order to secure them properly, but otherwise, she was in charge of this one.
And, she wanted to write her name at the bottom. I mean... who am I to stop her when inspiration strikes?! (Okay, Leah, I guess you can write your name unassisted. FINE. If you must.)
So there you have it. I made it into the 21st century. If only I'd cave and get an iPad, then I'd really be cool.
Happy Learning, friends!