Modern Man Dad School – Underpants Day!

We are all dealing with a new life as COVID 19 has suddenly turned every furloughed/laid-off/working from home parent into a teacher.

I picked up the ball and ran with it. I have a Kindergartner, a pre-schooler and a toddler here. I don’t have any kind of colored skills poster or big lesson plans, but I’m doing my best to keep it light, fun and still focus on some learning.

We are including quiet time, screen time, crafts, writing, reading, outside time, and home skills too!

For those of you looking for inspiration coming up with ideas to keep your little kids occupied for the morning (DON’T try to teach ALLL day!), I’ll share my daily tasks with you here. I’ll include any links I use at the bottom of each story too.

Click HERE to see all my daily Modern Man Dad School lesson ideas!

Sound good? Let’s go!

UNDERPANTS DAY

NO, we’re not all running around in our underpants today, it’s simply a theme to what we’re doing today.

We visited our bookshelves and read “One Big Pair of Underwear” by Laura Gehl

and “Vegetables In Underwear” by Jared Chapman

After we read these books (I had the Kindergartner read one out loud for practice), we hit the kitchen table for a quick snack. I often give sliced fruit, peanut butter on crackers, trail mix, etc.

Then we broke out the crafts! I cut several sets of construction paper underpants.

The kids glued them to blank pieces of paper and were tasked with drawing new people, animals, whatever wearing the new underpants. The giggles as they were working was totally worth it.

To work on the Pre-Schooler’s letter recognition, I pulled out an ABC Go-Fish Card set. I rolled out a stretch of paper (you can get rolls from IKEA) and the Kindergartner wrote out the alphabet in big letters (with crayon) on it. The Pre-Schooler then sorted the Go-Fish cards by saying the letter and placing it on each of the letters her brother drew on the paper. Double learning!

Then we went outside to play and get some fresh air.

Lunch, Nap for the little ones by Kindergartner had quiet project time (LEGO, Pokemon cards, reading, etc.)


That’s it for Underpants Day. If you choose to try it with your kids – let me know how it goes in the comments below, or on our Instagram or Facebook pages.

Stay Strong. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy!
– Keith


TODAY’S TOOLS

  • One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl
  • Vegetables In Underwear by Jared Chapman
  • Go Fish Alphabet Cards
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Blank Printer Paper
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Long Roll of Paper
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