Children love motion, and often times they get antsy when doing lessons, so I implemented learning in motion into our homeschooling for my preschooler, to give him the opportunity to move around while developing his brain with a memory game.
Learning in Motion
I purchased two boxes of insect flash cards in preparation for this learning activity.
Display Sets Around the Room
I removed 8-10 insect cards from each box, to make sets from them. Next, I placed them around the room for easy viewing for my son to be able to find matches, as he moved around the room. Be sure to put the matches across the room from each other.
Identify the Matches
Once you are ready, you have your child or children come into the room. Let them know that they can not ‘touch' any of the cards, until they have pointed out the matching set first. Once they have identified the set, they can gather the matching cards.
Learn about the Insects
Once a match is found, ask if the child knows what the insect is and if they don't tell them the name of the insect. If the child is interested, share some fun facts with them or let them go back to the memory game and finding their next match.
We finished our insect game with having my son choice which insect to draw in his journal… he chose the Black Widow and I was happy to share about the dangers of this spider and why it is important to wear our shoes outside, because we do get them in our area.