Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Ark and the Rainbow

Today we did 2 activities relating to the story of Noah and the ark. Since Daddy was home, he helped the children with the "Measure Noah's Ark" activity from Day 63. They learned how people measured things before they had rulers, which was with their arms! The length from your elbow to your finger tip is called a "cubit". Daddy measured everyone's cubit, then cut a piece of cardboard to 18" (the average cubit) and took the children outside to see how long the Ark was, which turned out to be about a block and a half here in our neighborhood. I wish I'd gotten pictures of them out there!

When they came back, we did the "Paper Rainbow" activity from Day 65. It turned out totally different from what I had envisioned! The children were pleasantly surprised as well, and took their rainbows straight upstairs to decorate their rooms! Unfortunately, I could not find my stapler, so we had to tape the ends together and they are not very sturdy, but as soon as I find that stapler, we will fix them! I highly recommend using a paper cutter also to cut the strips, especially when you're making 3 sets like I did.
One end taped together
The final product!