Last night as we sat nestled snuggly in the tender grass of July, my mind wandered back here, wondering how fireworks could be brought into our home “classroom.” The first thing that came to me was a simple onomonopia lesson: introduce this silly-sounding term to your children as the name given to words that are spelled how they sound. For instance: crack, snap, zoom.
So while you’re preparing dinner tonight:
- give each kid a blank piece of paper and crayons
- invite them to draw the fireworks they saw last night
- talk about onomonopia and offer several examples
- have your little ones write down 3 words that they think best describe the sounds they remember from Fourth of July fireworks
How did you celebrate the Fourth? Did your kids enjoy the fireworks?