I'm trying to be better about "fun" things for the kids, like crafts and holiday activities. Since today was leap day, I decided that we were going to try to do a little "leaping of our own to go along with our CC memory work for math. This week our memory math is 1 inch equals 2.54 centimeters. First, I made up a batch of cook play dough. I've used this recipe before and it's never given me any trouble, but due to a lack of flour I halved it and it was SUPER sticky this time. After cooking it, I added a ton of green glitter. The goal was to make "Frogs" for our place value lily pad game, but the dough turned out really sticky, even though it looked fantastically glittery and fun :)
We had a few friends come by in the afternoon, so they were subjected to our math games, too! Everyone lined up at the corner of a wall and then did their best "leap". We marked it with a construction paper lily pad and then measured in centimeters and inches. Logan wrote his own numbers and name. He's doing really well with his printing and starting to feel more confident writing, especially in front of others!!
Our hypothesis was incorrect- we guessed that the person with the longest legs would leap the furthest, but Logan and Riley jumped equal distances!!