Hands-on Fun!

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It seems that all of my kids have been very hands-on learners. That’s one of the reasons why My Father’s Word (www.mfwbooks.com) curriculum has worked so well for our family. All of our kids of reading age have learned to read with this curriculum! It’s not overwhelming and it’s so much fun! So since Amaus is the third reader learning with this curriculum, this is our third time to do some letter themed activities. It really helps the letter sounds “stick” when you do several fun activities to go along along with each week’s letter.

So for the week when we’re learning about ‘O’ we always learn about and make octopuses for lunch. Very easy and fun!

You just take some turkey dogs, and slice them half way up length wise. I’ve made eight legs in the past, but for whatever reason, I could only get four legs on these guys this round. Maybe these were smaller dogs, but any attempt at adding the appropriate number of legs would result in, ahem, sudden amputation.

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A plate full of properly sliced octopuses

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The beginnings of boiling octopi” ….weeee-doggie!

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And the legs curl up!

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Then we fix some noodles and dye them green so our octopi can enjoy resting on a bed of seaweed! Mustard greens would work, too.

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Camila was pretty pumped about eating her octopus!

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I don’t think the ‘O’ sound will be quickly forgotten!

One Response

  1. That’s cute! My kiddos would love that.