Crabby Calculations

   You really can turn any situation into a learning adventure and your kids won't even know it. We went crabbing this past summer. It was a lot more rewarding than our fishing or our not catching anything try. We had the nets and strings and tied some chicken on it. Then, tied it to the dock and threw them in. Everyone could take turns reeling in the string. Our goal was to have enough for dinner that night. Then a kid would pull in a string and would say, "I got one". We could only keep them if they were 5" long, so we pulled out the ruler. My little guy would  measure from point to point and let us know if it was a keeper. We ended up with 18 crabs and a sneaky little math lesson.

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