Today we learned about the letter “O” and the sound it makes by creating a little otter with some paper and a bar of soap. This simple craft project took 5 minutes to make and the girls played with their soap otters until they sunk!
I was reminded again that kids learn best by doing! We could have looked at a picture of an “O,” repeated the sound, and read a few words, but we didn’t. We made an otter and they will remember that for a long time.
When you are feeling bogged down with worksheets and lesson plans take a detour and find a hands on learning project for your kids. The kids are happier, the day goes better, and it is worth the small mess it might make in the kitchen.