This series of TweedleWink lesson outlines provided by Right Brain Kids is a terrific way to supplement and build upon the knowledge from the TweedleWink Program. They can also be used as a homeschool curriculum. To view more lessons, follow TweedleWink on Facebook. I keep a copy of these lessons here for my own easy reference:
TweedleWink Vocabulary: Carpentry Tools
5 QUICK & SIMPLE HAMMERING LESSONS
1. Golf tees into styrofoam block
- This can be used as a math or language lesson if you write numbers or letters on the styrofoam, or on the golf tees:
2. Golf tees into playdough
3. Golf tees into baked cotton balls:
4. Golf tees into a round pumpkin – Pounding Pumpkins Activity
5. Wide-headed roofing nails into a stump (from Montessori Teacher Training) – it includes an excellent article about boys and their need for lessons with movement!
SAFETY FIRST: Always supervise hands-on building activities. Demonstrate the use of all tools before each lesson. Place safety goggles on your lesson tray so that your child understands that it is an important part of the activity.
TweedleWink Science: Invertebrates
Invertebrates are animals that do not have a backbone. It’s fun to play with this concept using cards and object or invertebrate-themed arts and crafts.
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1. Sorting Cards
- FREE downloadable, printable vertebrate/invertebrate sorting cards – from Julie, mother of 3, author of Homemade Montessori
2. BRAIN POP Animated Video Lesson
“Vertebrates and Invertebrates” (5:46 min)
TweedleWink Science: Plant Cells
Cytoplasm, cell walls, and vacuoles… Learn about plant cells!
FUN KITCHEN TABLE PLAY
Recreate a plant cell with play dough! It’s inexpensive, educational, and a lot of fun.
FOR MORE SERIOUS CRAFTERS & TEACHERS
Make a cell out of:
- FELT – Needle Felted Plant Cell
- YARN – this crocheted masterpiece was designed by a student for science class. See pictures and guide.
Review the different parts of a plant cell with this fun tutorial and word-matching game – Plant Cell Tutorial by Sheppard’s Software’s Cell Games.
TweedleWink Art: Hopi Pottery
Native American Pueblo Hopi pottery.
Teach your child about the art form and the Hopi culture – the people, geography (Arizona, USA), language, history, cultural dance, weavings and more!
Learn about famous Native American potter, Maria Martinez (1887-1980), in the following 10 minute documentary. It shows how she makes her pots using techniques taught by her ancestors. Maria was considered a hero amounts her people because she donated the proceeds of her pottery to help the families who were struggling in her people’s tribe.
MAKE A POT!
Step-by-step guide to make a coil pot with your child (this is also shown in the documentary above):
Every pot has markings on it, depicting a story, or blessing for the intended user. Learn some of the symbols and their meanings – Pueblo Pottery and Its Symbolism.