Play: Orange you Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?!
I actually have really enjoyed the knock, knock joke phase as of lately. It’s awesome to be able to make the kids laugh in a totally predictable way. And it’s even more fun to hear them make each other laugh.
1. Make oranges (clementines) into a claw by pulling each slice mostly apart, but leaving the bottom intact. Then eat. 🙂
2. Every time you eat an “orange” (works better with a clementine), count how many slices are in it. Are they always the same? Different? Print our bar chart (below), put it by the kitchen table, and have kids color it in each time they eat one. After a couple weeks, ask, “What’s the largest number we’ve ever gotten?”, “How about the smallest?”, and “How many slices do we get most often?”.
4. Float or Sink? Fill up two glasses halfway with water. In one glass, drop an orange with its peel. Does it float or sink? In the other, drop an orange without it’s peel. Does it float or sink? Why?
5. Learn about Fractions! Use these printables to practice fractions like 1/2, 1/4, etc. This is a good one to meet a variety of kids’ ages. You can also talk about how many slices of a real orange you are eating is 1/2 or 1/4 or whatever you want. The pieces slightly overlap to make a whole orange. Special thanks to Christina’s brother, Alex, for making this cool printable!
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