Life of Fred Butterflies, Extra Activities

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LIfe of Fred Butterflies
We have completed Life of Fred Apples and almost have Life of Fred Butterflies done.

No one at my house likes math. Life of Fred has introduced some math humor into our learning.

I do agree with the author about math being more then memorizing math facts, but my kids really need more practice to remember the concepts.

I have also signed up to EdHelper for extra math pages. Really it has saved me time scouring the Internet for free math pages. I add these pages to his math notebook. I would also recommend signing up to Free Homeschool Deals. Often there are addition and subtraction activities for free. I have gotten a few games and lap books by reading the daily deals.

Life of Fred Butterflies Hands-On Activities

Trying to work on telling time we begin each math class with our clocks. I set my larger clock to a time and my son sets his clock to match and then tells me the time. We do 5 or 6 of these. He then has his clock ready for when the references to time pop up in the story. I will pause reading for him to set his clock to match the time mentioned in the story.

A few of the lessons discuss stars, especially Orion. I found having a star chart helpful in explaining and identifying different constellations.

Using the Numbers Printable from Homeschool Creations and a tub of cubes, I was able to have my son build the new addition and subtraction problems introduced in the book. I did create some addition, subtraction and equals signs to go with the numbers printable.

Life of Fred Butterflies

Youtube provides free videos on skip counting. We have enjoyed watching them during math time.

 

We end each Life of Fred Butterflies lesson playing a math game. Our current 2 favorites are Addition Bingo and Seven Ate Nine.

Addition and Subtraction Bingo

Seven Ate Nine Card Game

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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing these! We just ordered “Life of Fred” for my kids and this provides us with fun add-ons to the books being delivered soon!

    • Stacey says:

      Yeah! Thanks for stopping by. I am sure when we finish the next book I will have another post.

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