Our neighbor Loren, gave the whole family a challenge when he brought over a block of wood with a nail sticking out of it. He had about 12 other nails and said he wanted us to figure out how to balance all of these nails on top of the one nail. Huh? We looked at that for days trying to figure it out! Finally, about a week later, Josh took it out again. He could hardly contain himself as he ran to get me! He had figured it out!
This is the way he came up with. He showed Loren and Loren couldn't believe it. He had never seen it done that way. He gave him huge kudos which was such a great confidence builder for Josh. Because he is behind in school and his little brother is ahead of him, sometimes we have to deal with him thinking he is not smart. This is completely not true. They are both very smart in their own ways.
Loren showed us the standard way of solving this puzzle. Marcus put this one together.
So now, you can do this with your kids. It's a cheap, easy brain teaser that will make them really think.
I am so thankful for the people God has placed in our lives to help me with homeschooling. They pick up the slack where I am lax. I hate brain teasers, but I know they are good for kids. I still can't believe God gave us a neighbor who was a retired math teacher! And don't think I haven't called on him a few times!
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball