Teaching Creatively: Hands-On Projects



We have reached the final day of our  Teaching Creatively Blog Hop! I hope you have been enjoying reading about our first 4 topics, Delight-Directed TeachingSchooling in the Kitchen, Toys, Games and Puzzles, and Homeschooling in a CrisisThe Crew has certainly enjoyed sharing our thoughts on these topics.

For our last topic, we’ll be wrapping up with Hands-On Projects.

Children love getting their hands dirty — literally and figuratively. While reading, writing, and arithmetic are important, oftentimes it’s those projects and activities that really help solidify learning.

Members of the Crew are full of wonderful ideas to share with you. I hope you’ll come along to see what’s hands-on activities their families are enjoying!


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  1. […] Yesterday, I chatted about Toys, Puzzles, and Games in the Homeschool and I think those learning aids fit neatly into the first category of Hands-On Learning. In this case, Hands-On learning refers to using a supplementary resource to reinforce concepts you have already introduced through the written or spoken word. A great example of using hands-on to re-inforce is the use of lapbooks. First you read the material, then you write the material in a visually interesting way, then you cut and paste the material into a striking visual arrangement. This is learning three ways at its best (auditory, visual, kinesthetic). Another example of hands-on learning for reinforcement is the use of math manipulatives. First you talk about and demonstrate a concept with numbers and objects, but then you hand over the objects — the manipulatives — to the student. They practice the new concept in a hands-on kind of way. […]

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