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Activities and Fireworks for Metamorphosis

January 21-25

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapters 5 & 6

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Workshop Activities

1. Craft – Tie Dye Butterfly

2. Key Points – Butterfly Life Cycle

3. Collaborative – Classify Bugs

4. Writing – Nursery Rhymes Recitations

5. Math/Logic – Drink Me – Measuring Size

6. Genius Principle – Substance Abuse

7. Big Activity - Microhabitats

8. Movement - Flea Jumping

Minecraft Activities

  1. shrinking and growing

  2. butterfly metamorphosis

  3. insect model

  4. drug use simulation

  5. build challenge: scale model

Upcoming Events

  • Weekly teen hangouts in Santa Ana

  • Disneyland meetup: Friday, January 25: Alice in Wonderland, also Homeschool Day at Disneyland:

  • Field trips – Trips are currently being scheduled! New trips will be posted here:

  • 2/20 Celebration: Tea With Alice:


Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Learn how to do a back somersault.

  • Raise butterflies from eggs.

  • Measure your height. What if you were half as tall. What would your height be? What if you doubled in size. Then what would your height be?

  • Compare the strength of a bug to your own. Do the math to figure out how much weight you could carry if you were an ant and how high you could jump if you were a flea.

  • Learn about the health effects of drugs of abuse through three web adventures:

  • Make up a new verse to the Humpty Dumpty poem.

  • Make a collection of songs about insects.

  • Play insect and bug charades game with family or friends. One person chooses a creature to act out and everyone guesses what it is.

  • Learn about how a flea can jump. How high can you jump? Can you jump your own height? Practice your long jump and high jump.

  • Hold snail races. Use a stopwatch to time the snails.

  • Make pepper soup.

  • Catch and study an insect. What is it? Where does it live? What does it eat? What eats it? Write your observations and discoveries.

  • Do some insect experiments:

  • Start a bug collection.

  • Create an insect habitat diorama.

  • Make a large scale model of a butterfly.

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