Learning at Home OSC KidZone Week 2

3 min
Apr 1, 2020

Physical Literacy

String Laser Maze

Using yarn or whatever string you have in your home create a string maze just like the laser mazes from the Spy Movies! Manipulate your body to not touch the strings as you make your way through the maze.

Science Experiment

Paper Spinners

Experiment with force and motion.
Materials:  string, cardboard, white paper, 10cm cardboard circle template, markers, scissors and glue stick. Trace two circles onto white paper using cardboard circle template. Colour, as desired. The more colour the better. Cut out your paper circles. Glue one circle onto each side of a 10cm heavy cardboard circle template. Put 2 holes into the centre of the circle. Cut a piece of string about 70cm. and thread the string through the holes, tie a knot so that you have a loop on each side. Hold both ends of the string and spin the circle round and round to twist the strings, then pull and watch the circle spin. See if you can make it hum.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

The Fold-and-Cut Challenge

This is challenging even for the most creative minds! This challenge starts off easy and gets very difficult. The instructions: Fold paper once and cut out different shapes. Sounds easy right! To extend the challenge for older children ask them to take a piece of paper and fold it so that with a single, straight cut they can cut a square out from the middle of the paper. Follow this link for full instructions: https://www.gamesforyoungminds.com/blog/2018/1/20/the-fold-and-cut-challenge

Creative Activity

Support Your Community

Make posters and art for your doors and windows to show your support for all the first line workers, such as Doctors, Fire Fighters, and Police Officers that are working so hard to continue providing us care. You can also show support to your neighborhood by displaying your art work and messages of love and hope.

Additional Resources

https://frugalfun4boys.com/ - This website is full of ideas for boys and girls of all ages. Click on the “all posts” button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page. It will take you to a menu to choose the age group you are interested in finding activities for.
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/littlekids/ - This website contains videos, slide shows and games of animals and countries around the world.