I keep a folder of great ideas and activities from the internet. I also throw in any fun worksheets that people pass on or I pick up.
This is kind of an activity folder, for the kids to peruse when they are looking for ideas. I have another folder with all those wondeful posts on life and homeschooling - you know, ideas and inspiration for me.
Both need regular sorting.
So, yesterday, I started sorting. Doing so meant that the children became interested in the folder and activities.
T found a sheet with a problem solving activity - make a cotton ball catapult using only a ruler, tape, plastic spoon, two rubber bands. He had fun! And also a bit of frustration.
A made an icosahedron, with paper and a compass and scissors and tape.