Snow day kids crafts, homemade games from recycled stuff, power outage friendly | Examiner.com

An epic nor'easter winter storm is thrashing the eastern seaboard. This is one angry blizzard, so snowy and blustery they gave it a name: Winter Storm Juno, said the Daily Beast Jan. 26. Winter storms take out electricity, close school, ground travel. Being stuck with snowbound kids in a power outage is no fun. So here are kids' craft projects and games made with recycled stuff--no special tools or supplies, trips to the store nor electricity needed! Keep children productively occupied during this Snowmageddon.  Snow day kids crafts, homemade games from recycled stuff, power outage friendly | Examiner.com

Pizza pie math lessons teach geometry, fractions, decimals, percents for Pi Day | Examiner.com

 March 14 is Pi Day. It's not a spelling error for pie day. Pi is a Greek term denoting the mathematical portion 3.14 (or 22/7 in fraction form) used in geometry. That's why it's celebrated on 3/14. And Pi Day 2015 has math nerds especially geeked because it's pi to the 4th place value: 3.1415, reported WBEZ on March 13. Pi Day celebrates geometry and math. Take a bite out of math anxiety with these hands-on pizza "pie" math lessons for Pi Day.



Teach shapes, numbers and colors with pizza. Cut differently-shaped and colored pizza toppings: mushrooms (white or brown discs or cylinders), onions (white cubes), sausage (brown spheres) pepperoni (red circles), colored peppers (cut in triangles) pineapple (yellow rectangles), cheese (cut as trapezoid, rhombus). Describe and discuss topping colors and shapes. Give each student a plate of pizza toppings and a small crust (or tortilla shell). Teach with food. Tell students to put five circles, two red things, three green rectangles, etc., on their pizza.  Pizza pie math lessons teach geometry, fractions, decimals, percents for Pi Day | Examiner.com

Holiday parenting: At-home family fun for sick kids on Christmas vacation | Examiner.com

Wouldn't you know it--Christmas vacation is finally here and your child gets ill. Holidays can be miserable for sick kids (and parents who must care for them). Missed parties, curtailed activities, everyone stuck at home, more work, extra worries, two weeks of caring for crabby children who can't enjoy the fun--it kinda takes the "merry" out of "Christmas." But it doesn't have to--here are at-home family fun activities that sick kids can enjoy, too. Here are ways sick kids can be involved in holiday preparation from their sick bed. These ideas are so much fun your sick kids might not want to get well!  Holiday parenting: At-home family fun for sick kids on Christmas vacation | Examiner.com

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