Thursday, February 20, 2014

{No Technology Thursday: Number 4 Collage}

Every Thursday we have No Technology day in our house. While the kids are awake, that goes for Mama and Dada, too. They do understand that for work we sometimes will need to use our phones and computers. Caden is always quick to remind us to put away the phone if he sees one of us grab it :)
This week is just one of those weeks when I am simply very tired. It would have been soooo easy to just pop in a movie for the kids, but I try to stay true to No Technology Thursday. The first thing we did was go play in the basement. Caden did some shooting:
And Lilli worked on cutting paper:
After we did that for a little bit, it was time to work on Caden's homework. It was a family effort. He had a math packet of activities from which he needed to choose one activity. The one he went with was to make a number collage of his favorite number cut out from magazines. So that is exactly what we did. I grabbed a pile of magazines, gave each kiddo a pair of scissors (safety for Lilli, of course), and we went to work. At first Caden said his favorite number was 100, but that quickly changed when he realized that would be hard to find. He ended up switching to number 4. Here they are at work: 
We worked for around 45 minutes to get everything we needed. By the time he needed to tape all of the pieces down, he was getting a little stir crazy, but he finished. Here is the completed project:
 
Nice job, Caden!

I think we will do collages in the future. Lilli loved looking for the letter "L" in the magazines. Dada came home and asked if we were working on ransom letters :) He's so funny...

Until later!
Barby

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