4 WAYS

Fam­ily DIY Cre­ated by Molly Bergquist

Parenting - - Contents -

with num­bers

PAIR O' DICE

How to: Cut out six squares of card­board all the same size. Us­ing pack­ag­ing tape, tape them to­gether to form a cube. Us­ing Re­sene colours, paint each side of the die ac­cord­ingly. Switch out the die from your favourite fam­ily board game with these giant die for big fam­ily fun!

LIKE CLOCK­WORK

How to: Cut tiles of cork into cir­cles to be­gin these fun DIY clocks. Once cut, cre­ate a small hole in the cen­tre of each, big enough for the clock hands to fit through. Next, take your cork cir­cles and cross strips of painters tape across to form a pat­tern. Us­ing Re­sene colours, paint your de­sired pat­tern and leave to dry for 10 min­utes. Gen­tly pull the tape off once dry and touch up where needed. Fi­nally, se­cure your clock mech­a­nism to the clock face with hot glue. Add num­bers with a Sharpie and this be­comes a handy, fun way to teach your lit­tle ones to read an ana­logue clock.

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL

How to: Take two dif­fer­ent coloured cards (we used yel­low and green) and cut into ice block shapes – two for each 'ice block'. Glue to ice block sticks. Us­ing Re­sene colours, paint pat­terns on one side and leave to dry. Us­ing a Sharpie, draw num­bers on the other side of the yel­low ice blocks, and sym­bols on the green. Place the ice blocks in a grid-like pat­tern and turn over one sym­bol and two num­ber sticks to cre­ate a math equa­tion for your chil­dren to solve.

FILL ME UP

How to: This is a great way for your child to vi­su­alise their sav­ing progress. Find an old photo frame and print off a pic­ture of the item your child is sav­ing to­wards. Stick the pic­ture in the back of the photo frame and cut a small slot at the back (large enough for a coin to fit through). As your child saves their money, the frame will be­gin to fill and cover the pic­ture.

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