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Teaching kids of all ages can be fun and a learning experience for many teachers, but often times, teachers may end up stumped at how to reach their kids and get them to understand the lesson that they are trying to impart.
Children have complex minds, and even more complex attention spans, and oftentimes the regular lesson plans just may not cut it.Here are some fun hands-on ways for your students AND you to have a great time while learning the lessons you are trying to teach:
1. Film Canister Farming have your students explore what exactly it is that makes a seed grow, and what the life of a plant involves. Use film canisters to plant and grow seeds within the classroom for each student to learn from.
2. Live Butterfly projects this is a fun way to explore nature with your students and have them learn the cycles of butterflies and how they live, eat and migrate. Either take them to a friendly butterfly garden or order butterfly kits to supply each kid with their own caterpillar, and watch them grow in classroom, then set aside a day to set them all free outside when they finally become butterflies.
3. The Body’s Five Senses this lesson is a great way to explore each of the five senses that the body possesses. Have each student go to different stations that are set up with different smells, textures sounds and tastes to discover the ways your body learns about new things.