Create a Shoebox Habitat
First graders love to create stories. Their especially imaginative brains are always coming up with plots and characters for even the simplest of things. This knack for creative story building is something that can help your child in any subject. In first grade, part of your child's science unit will be learning about the characteristics of different habitats. He'll discuss geography, learn about different kinds of environments, and talk about what kinds of animals live where. By creating a shoebox habitat with your child, you will expand on what he is learning in school and allow him to put those budding creative instincts to good use!
What You Need:
- Construction paper
- Play dough in various colors
- Various supplies based on your habitat (For example: sand, some leaves from the yard, cotton balls to use as snow or clouds etc.)
- White card stock
- Plastic toy animals (Optional)