Our family thrives on sunshine and silliness. We say and do silly schtuff as we make our way through life, learning through having fun and being together. And drinking Diet Coke, lots of Diet Coke.
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3YO Purple has limited scissor skills, so this was an activity to give her more experience, as well as to explore symmetry. I folded a quarter page of the construction paper in half, traced half of a V, and then a heart, and then the letter E (the first letter of Purple's actual name). I handed the paper to Purple to cut along the lines.
I made the mistake of starting out with the heart shape; the curves were too much for Purple and she became frustrated, so I finished the shape off myself. I quickly shifted to the V and E shapes, which are straight lines.
The middle line of the E was dissected, but otherwise Purple persisted in cutting out the shapes. She was excited to then open up the folded shapes to discover their true identity. When she unfolded the E she traced the shape with her finger, and then proudly announced that it was a W. And she was right! It is a W when turned on its side. And upside down it is an M.
Some unexpected observation or learning always seems to come of these activities, adding to the fun.