Inventor & Invention Themed Morning Basket
For February to be such a short month it sure does have a lot to celebrate. So many that I just could not decide what to do for our morning basket. I handed Emily the calendar and asked her to help me pick. I was thinking along the lines of Black History, Valentine’s, or President’s Day. But, leave it to my out of the box daughter to see that February 11th is National Inventors Day and want to run with it. So guess what? Our February Morning Basket is Inventor and Invention themed.
The four main catergories of things that we include in our morning basket each month are read alouds, madlibs and/or trivia, hands-on activities, and games. The main reason we include these are because they are Emily’s favorite things and I find I like to start our day by connecting and filling her love tank.
Each morning (or whatever time we start our homeschool day) she enjoys the hands-on activities while I read aloud, then we do either a mad lib or some trivia, and we finish our morning basket time by playing a game together. What’s in this basket might look like a lot but chipping away at it every day for a month normally ensures we will get to enjoy it all.
February’s Morning Basket Choices…
Bible or Devotional:
How Great is Our God
Night of the New Magicians and corresponding unit from Passport to More Adventures
Who Was Abraham Graham Bell and corresponding Unit Study
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison and corresponding Unit Study
Monday with a Mad Genius and corresponding unit from Passport to More Adventures
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci and corresponding Unit Study
The Story of Inventions
Mistakes that Worked
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
Oh The Things They Invented
So You Want to be an Inventor?
Papa’s Mechanical Fish
Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum
Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
The Marvelous Thing that Came from a Spring
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons
The Boo-Boos that Changed the World
The Boy Who Invented TV
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
The Inventor’s Secret
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures
The House That Cleaned Itself
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?
Rosie Revere, Engineer
The Most Magnificent Thing
The Dumpster Diver
The Junkyard Wonders
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