I posted on CWIST’s learning challenges that parents select for their kids and reward them as they see fit. For the holiday season, CWIST has a program that lets kids earn a present for a child in need who might not have any presents under the tree this year!
First, we chose a boy just like him: 10-years-old who likes games.
Next I chose the CWIST challenge: Picturesque Prime Numbers. My son likes math and patterns but I don’t think he’s done a unit at school on prime numbers recently.
The CWIST challenge has some great short videos built in!
Finally, we chose the gift: Snap Circuit Jr.
I was thrilled that they have Snap Circuits to give to a child in need. It’s a really wonderful STEM toy that my son played with at a friend’s house and I love that we can share this science experiment kit with others just as someone did for my son!
His completed CWIST Prime Number challenge looked like this:
My son marks off multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 11 using different colors for the CWIST.
His CWIST challenge is complete: the circled numbers are all primes!
My son really loved doing the CWIST challenge to earn a gift for a child in need. It also teaches him the spirit of holiday giving! That’s a wonderful gift as well! PickyKidPix said that she would donate 15 minutes of her time next to complete a CWIST to earn a child a gift! I love how the spirit of giving is spreading in our house!