Monday, August 9, 2010

Silly, Silly, Silly Bands!!

Are you sitting there as you watch this newest fad - kicking yourself and asking, "Hey,why in the world didn't I think of that?" Well, if your kids are part of this craze, we might as well use this opportunity for learning.  I've noticed a few posts around the web focusing on just that- learning with silly bands.  My daughter was doing her own creative thinking with silly bands this morning.

Sunshine: Mom, did you know that every silly band has more than one thing in it? 
Me: Oh, yeah. What do you mean?
Sunshine: Well, look at this moose.  If I stretch it this way, then it becomes an alligator.
Me: Cool,your right and so creative.
Sunshine: Look at this one mom, if I turn it this way, it looks like a lady.

She proceeds to take off her silly bands and show me different figures in each band.  I love when she is freely creative without prompts from Momma. 


Do your children go ga ga over silly bands? Do you have any learning ideas?

How about-
sorting
counting
addition/subtraction
categories
shapes
colors

Silly Band Fun Around the Web-


Silly Bandz Game for Preschoolers-School Age Kids

Silly Bands- Storytelling

Want to make your kids smile? Buy your own silly bands for you and hubby.  We bought reptiles for mom and pirates for Dad.  Then sit down and trade with the kids! 

Enjoy your Monday!

Jen

7 comments:

Sandy said...

My girls are crazy for silly bands! I even found numbers for Mady!

Christy said...

Yes, I wish I invented the crazy things.

Here is the post I wrote about them:
http://superheroesandprincesses.blogspot.com/2010/06/silly-bands-storytelling.html

I love that you bought some for yourself and your hubby!

Joe said...

This is showing Sandy's post. I hope I clicked the right comment link, and am not commenting on Sandy's.

Anyway, Jenster....I just wanted to let you know you're doing a real nice job on this blog. I hope you keep it up. So very positive. Just don't let it get out that I read it. I have a manly rep to uphold in the neighborhood you know.

Brimful Curiosities said...

I've resisted buying silly bands, but my daughter received some at a birthday party. That's neat that your daughter stretches the bands to make different profiles.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I love that you found ways to use the latest fad as a learning opportunity! Well done!

Chels said...

What a big Silly Bandz collection your girls have! My daughter and I just discovered them but we're buying the cheaper versions at Dollar Tree and Walmart. She's too young to care (I hope) and they 'work' just the same. I never thought about using them for learning!

Borders just had a Saturday Silly Bandz Swap. It's crazy that little pieces of shaped silicone could be so cool. I do remember how great jelly bracelets were way back when though......☺

sharercoupons said...

My daughter is 3 1/2 and loves silly bands. I don't know where she ever heard of them! We love to play with them by sorting them. Colors, shapes, and big/small.

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