It's hard to believe that we just finished week 24 of Classical Conversations this week. That completes my family's third year. Wow!
Our last week of science included a Compass Walk that all the children immensely enjoyed. And I'm pretty sure it wasn't JUST because of the treasure box at the end. ;)
I gave the children a starting point at an orange cone in the church. And then each class, one at a time, followed my compass directions written out on the white board above. We measured out yards by laying string end-to-end on the floor with the students' help.
The compasses were the shining stars in this activity, even more so than the treasure. All the parents wanted to know where I got them, the kiddos were asking to try them, and my son came home wanting to buy one with his own money. Fortunately for him, these are less than $4 on Amazon right now, and I let my little guy indeed buy his very own compass.
Included in these well-working compasses are:
As my parents will attest, these were every bit worth $4. And this simple activity sparked the children's interest in navigation and inspired the mothers to recreate this activity at home.
I actually picked up a compass for each of my boys to use this summer. I know they will have a lot of adventures using them.
Stay tuned for more summer activity ideas for the children posted here at Milk Allergy Mom. Have a blessed day!
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