Let’s get ‘Down To Earth’! This month is about the wonder and excitement of all things that grow in a garden! The children will experience the wonder of planting, growing and working with flowers and plants! They will even get the chance to plant our own seeds and watch what happens!
Our sandboxes will bloom with artificial flowers that the children can plant and replant as they compare and learn about color and size. We are excited to get ‘Down To Earth’!
Does your little one wander around the house “hammering” on things?
Give your child a piece of Styrofoam and plastic golf tees and have them bang the golf tees into the Styrofoam with a hammer! Fun for hours!
This is the way we pound our nails
Pound our nails, pound our nails,
This is the way we pound our nails
So early in the morning!
Saw the wood…
Turn the screw…
Drill a hole…
Paint the wall…
Stack the bricks…
Stir the Paint…
The backhoe scoops the dirt
the backhoe scoops the dirt
Hey-ho! Look at it go!
The back hoe scoops the dirt
The dozer moves the dirt…
The loader dumps the dirt…
The dump truck bumps away…
Silly Structures and Extreme Buildings!
You will need: rectangle or square cookies (such as graham crackers), frosting or peanut butter, candies
Let your child explore building with this fun snack! The frosting or peanut butter will act as “glue” and hold the walls of the house in place. When their structure is complete, set out soft candies to decorate their very own house.
There are approximately 150+ careers involved with building a home.
A typical new home weighs in at about 339,000 pounds, or more than 150 tons.
In France, a team of 50 people have taken on an extraordinary feat : to build a castle using the very same techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages. Work on the site began in 1997 and is scheduled to take 25 years to complete!
The word skyscraper originally referred to a type of sail on a sailing ship.
The world’s largest office building by floor size is the Pentagon in Virginia, USA, with over half of its 6,500,000 square foot floor area used as offices.
Tall buildings need fast elevators, recent developments have led to elevators that can travel up to, and sometimes over, 3280 feet a minute!
This month at Creative World, we are learning all about building and creating with materials. One way many people learn to explore building is through play with Legos. We did some digging and found some pretty interesting facts:
LEGO got its name when the founder, Ole Kirk Christiansen, took the first two letters of the Danish words LEG GODT, meaning “play well”, and put them together – quite unaware that LEGO in Latin means … “I put together”.
Approximately 20 billion LEGO elements (bricks) are made every year in the LEGO factory in Billund – equivalent to approximately 2 million elements an hour or 35,000 a minute.
A professor of mathematics calculated that there are over 915 million ways to combine six LEGO bricks.
Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in a year would reach more than five times round the world.
On average there are 62 LEGO bricks for every person on earth.
The world’s children spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.
a production of about 306 million tires a year, the LEGO Group is the world’s largest tire manufacturer.
Approximately 440 billion LEGO elements have been manufactured since 1949.
When the minifigure first appeared, it was decided that its face should have only one color yellow and that its facial features should be happy and neutral. Now the minifigure appears in many guises, including Santa Claus, Spiderman and even Steven Spielberg.
There has been approximately 4 billion minifigures produced – making it the world’s biggest population group.
Did you use Legos when you were a child?