Alternate Activity 1: Observation Station
Activity time: 10 minutes
Materials for Activity
- 10 to 20 objects such as a spoon, pencil, pen, stone, book and so on
- A tray large enough to hold the items, and a cloth
- Paper and pencils
Preparation for Activity
- Place 8 to 10 of the items on the tray and cover them with the cloth.
Description of Activity
This activity activates observation and memory skills.
Give each child a sheet of paper and a pencil. Have the children sit where they can see the tray. Uncover the objects for one minute. Then cover them back up. Ask each child to make a list of all the objects they can remember. They can make a symbol for the item or write the word. Uncover the tray, and see who remembered the most objects.
Now, add some new objects and/or replace some objects for each additional round. See if anyone's observation and memory skills increase after a few times with the same objects.