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Friday, October 22, 2010

My "Aaahhaa moment" & a Simple Homeschool Tutorial

I have seen many of these baggie things around the blogosphere for use for teaching letters to kiddies but when I made one the way I seen on Confessions of a Homeschooler (scroll down a bit). But I was always in fear that Princess would make a mess if the bag ever exploded or in her stubbornness she decided to tear it open and enjoy a little painting. So when I was separating our big meat purchase from Costco the other night it came to me how I could solve this fear of the exploding bag. I was putting the meat through the FoodSaver sealing them and vacuum packing them for the freezer...and there it was my "Aahhhaaa moment". I could use the FoodSaver to seal the bag and I wouldn't have the fear factor going on every time we did letter tracing. So I put together a simple yet helpful to me tutorial for you. There may be one out there somewhere but here is mine.
1. gather your supplies:
FoodSaver (or other vacuum food sealer machine),
pre-cut sealing bag or cut your own
& hair gel (Dollar store or big box version) 

2. fill bag with hair gel

3. set vacuum sealer to "seal only" setting ...do not vacuum seal!!!
4. Seal the bag

See it was that easy and it works really good!!!! I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and here's to more of those "Aahaa Moments" for me!!!
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sucor said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this. I have a sealer and hair gel!

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

What a wonderful idea. My kids will love this!

Jillian said...

I am a 1st grade teacher. I use this activity for beginning sight words as well. Screening and sandpaper also work well. The texture activates different parts of the brain and helps the child to remember in a different way.