For this weeks unplugged project I printed out maps from one of my favorite websites Owl and mouse We used the USA maps and we pieced them together (like a big puzzle). Time was short this week (hubby has been home) so we only made the 9 page maps. We are still coloring them in. When Travis is done coloring his we will cut out the states to make another puzzle to do over and over again. He doesn't want to write the names of the states on the map (something I always have him do). This time he will place cards with names of the states on the map(capitols will be on the back side of cards). He wants to time himself at this and get very quick (like a game). When he is tired of putting the state names on the puzzle I will have him flip over the cards and put the names of the state capitols on the puzzle. We also made some simple puzzles we made out of our Christmas boxes and Christmas cards. We had lots of other puzzle plans but we didn't have time to get everything done.
Below is Demi playing with a puzzle we made from a gift box top.
I thought this was cute this is Demi cheering (she is saying I did it, hooray, I did it) when we finished putting together her USA map. I did most of it. She was only able to get 2 of the pages in the right places. I think she feels like she did it all herself.
Here she is decorating her puzzle. This will keep her busy and unplugged for sever days.
Travis doing his puzzle.
We hope to do more puzzles in the next few days. I would love to share some pictures of Demi doing the new puzzles my Mom and Dad gave her for Christmas. I am WAY behind on everything computer related but I hope to catch up soon (Rob is waiting for the computer right now). A quick note to everyone (homeschool group). I am behind and hope to get to group mail and emails tomorrow and then catch up on blog reading by the end of the week. Rob works all week so things should get back to normal soon. I think we need to hook up our old computer just so I can get some computer time.