Home Activities Using Multiple Intelligences
|Interpersonal Cook with another person.||Intrapersonal Talk about
are favorite activities,
Review how you
did what you did.
|Bodily/ Kinesthetic Let child use hands & feel textures. Pay attention to weight of various ingredients, pans, bowls, spoons, how hard it is to stir.||Visual/
Note colors & textures of ingredients. How they look during mixing. Emphasize decoration & presentation of food & table.
|Logical/ Mathematical Plan how you will make the recipe, get all the ingredients prepared, then cook. Explain each step & why you are doing it.||Musical
Be aware of sounds when chopping, spoons in pans, oven door opening. Listen to music.
|Verbal/ Linguistic Tell a story about another time you made this recipe.|
Up A Room
|Help each other clean up & use the opportunity to visit & chat with each other||Ask child what he wants to clean up first, next Let him lead & eventually initiate.||Create a movement sequence to help remember what needs to be done. How can you clean it using the fewest or biggest steps possible?||Make a poster of pictures of what goes where, the stages of clean up, how to clean up & what it looks like when it is cleaned up. Use a chart with visual clues for each step.||(1) Decide what needs to be done (in order of importance), (2) Plan out the steps, (3) Have a place for everything. Have a check list & track each step.||Create a "pick up the room" song with each verse being another step in the process.||Create a story &
tell to child while cleaning. "Broadcast" what the child is doing or have child
|Stop while reading & ask child how is character feeling now. Encourage child to have an imaginary conversation with character.||How does child feel about events in story? Have child paraphrase what you just read.||Act out the story or create hand gestures to go along with words. Make up body stances for the different characters.||Read stories with illustrations & photographs. Draw a picture of what is happening in the story.||Note characters behavior patterns -how they help or hinder the character in the story. Talk about why child thinks events happened.||Make up sounds to go with the action in the story. Play quiet background music while reading.||Explain new words & vocabulary. Read poetry, books, magazines.|
|Discuss day with parent: activities, playmates, good/bad points. Talk about favorite things, quiet things, dreams||Write/draw/
dictate to adult journal entry w/thoughts & feelings of the day. Evaluate days accomplishments & set goals for next day
|Give child a back rub. Make sure child has favorite blanket / animal to hold/snuggle||Prepare a poster with sequence of steps to get into bed. Once in bed, visualize walking in a field, snow falling or favorite dreams||Use check list or chore chart to remind child of all tasks & sequence of steps to get to bed.||Create musical routine with sound cues. Sing lullabies together. Play relaxing music. Establish a get ready for bed song, & choose music for going to sleep||Have child tell a story about his/her day. Read to each other.|
|Play communications games: Gossip, Dress Up & Role Play||Play mental focusing games: Concentration. Remember the time when we||Play games requiring physical movement: Twister, Charades, Tag, Hide & Seek, Statue Maker||Play games that use visual skills: Pictionary, "Eye Spy with my Little Eye."||Play logical thinking games: Clue, Jeopardy, jigsaw puzzles.||Play music recognition games: Name that Tune, Listen to music & talk about which is favorite & why||Play word games & learn about word meanings: Scrabble, Boggle, Crossword puzzles, hangman|
|Notice all the
different roles &
tasks of employees-butcher, checker, vegetable person. Focus on other shoppers in the store. Note facial expressions, body language.
|Make agreement before going to the store about expected behavior. Let child have some choices of their favorite foods, tasks at store & how they can help.||Touch & compare items. Look for size, texture, weight. Have child help look for items & put in cart. Send them on errands in store.||Look for items &/or containers of a certain shape, color, size, texture. Draw shopping list instead of words. Give empty old boxes to child & have them find in store.||Plan trip through store. How will items be grouped. Reorder/write list as necessary. Tell a store about all the steps to get to the store.||Sing the list. Sing a song about items in the cart. With permission, explore sounds of items in the cart. Listen & sing to piped-in-music in store.||Point out words on boxes, signs, shelves. Sportscast (play by play) the whole trip. Give child words on index cards to find in store.|
|Participate in family meeting about getting out on time. Be aware of grown-ups stress levels & when the boiling point is reached, persuade others to cooperate.||Set up a signal to alert it is getting time to leave, with another signal for the actual departure time. Ask question-What do you need to do next to get ready? Have child discuss his/her feelings & stress factors & listen to what they like to have happen. Let him/her co-problem solve.||Build in physical/active time before leaving. Make sure the car is comfortable. Avoid having child need to hurry or wait. Plan enough time & be prepared for things to do while waiting.||Make a poster or chart of the sequence of events to get out.||Make a timeline/
sequence line of the steps to take before leaving. Tell why you need to leave.
|Play music with a steady beat to keep the pace while leaving. Sing or play special tape in the car. Give sounds for cues for 15,10,5 minute warnings.||Create a verbal routine with special cue words with time periods built in. Tell a story/have child tell you a story of what could happen if you dont get out on time (can be humorous).|
|Tell how you work with others to accomplish a task. Who do you like to cook with, play with, read, fix things with.||Talk about sad times, happy times, lovely times, together times with families.||Act out what each person does during the day with movement only. Role play different family members.||Draw/sketch how each member looks or each members favorite activity. Make photo albums or scrapbooks.||Describe how everyone gets up in the morning. Tell what each eats for breakfast. Who is oldest, shortest, funniest?||Sing a song describing each person in a verse. Discuss & share favorite songs, music videos, artists.||Tell a story about each person in the family.|
Developed by Connie Hine and Margaret Lewis Crosby, l996.