Right Brain Education: TweedleWink Lessons for Home – Part 1

Right Brain Kids are releasing a series of their lessons on their facebook page that you can follow at home with your child. This series of TweedleWink lesson outlines is a terrific way to supplement and build upon the knowledge from the TweedleWink Program. They can also be used as a stand alone homeschool curriculum. The lessons cover a range of subjects like science, music, art, and culture…

To view more lessons, follow TweedleWink on Facebook. I keep a copy of these lessons here for my own easy reference:

Right Brain Education: TweedleWink Lessons for Home

Lesson 1 – TweedleWink Science: The Solar System

Learn about the planets and asteroid belt that orbit around our Sun… our solar system! Play with the planets in class by creating a solar system on the floor, in the air, in playdough form or on paper. Hands-on play will leave your child remembering the content of this lesson–as a happy memory–for years!


Make a solar system model with these kits:



  • Magic School Bus: Lost in Space (22:00)


Here are some amazing sites to explore this content further with your child:

1. Kids Astronomy

  • interactive solar system
  • learn about: planets, their moons, saturn’s rings, comets, meteorites and asteroids


2. National Geographic Video: “Solar System 101”

  • How was our solar system born? Join scientists as they journey into the mesmerizing mysteries of space.

3. Solar System App for iPad

Lesson 2 – TweedleWink Art: Claude Monet

Learn about the artwork of French artist, Claude Monet. Monet became known as an “Impressionist.” The brush strokes in Impressionistic work are lively and spontaneous, capturing the feeling of the moment. Monet is well known for peaceful images of of waterlilies at his home in Giverny.


You will need:

  • tissue paper (blue strips for water, pink for flowers, green for leaves)
  • blue paper (or paper, painted with blue watercolor beforehand)
  • glue
  • paintbrushes or Q-tips

1. Invite your child to create a pond–either by painting a blue background on art paper, or by using a blue piece of construction paper.
2. Create ripples in the pond–either by adding a pearl-base glossy paint atop your surface, or by gluing blue tissue strips as waves.
3. Cut green paper into lily pad shapes. Glue onto your piece.
4. Cut pink tissue paper into squares or circles. Find a point at the center of the shape, pinch, and twist into an open waterlily shape. (For more depth, layer two colors together before twisting.)
5. Glue pink flowers onto the green lily pads. Allow to dry. Sign!

See: collection of Monet-inspired artwork from a 4th grade class

Lesson 3-5 – TweedleWink Vocabulary: Musical Instruments

Learn about musical instruments and explore music at an even deeper level. Music enhances all areas of learning, from language development to neural engagement (builds IQ!) to spatial-temporal skills needed for math, science, art, and invention.

Take a look at your listening library and make sure that you have good examples of classical music and a variety of instruments and rhythms at home. Incorporate music in to your night time rest and relaxation. Use it as a background for homework or cooking/dinner preparation. Sing along! Dance! Play! Enjoy!

Here are some great ideas to make more connections.


17 DIY Musical Instruments for Kids by Marigold Haske


1. DSO KIDS: Dallas Symphony Orchestra

2. The New York Philharmonic KIDZONE

  • game room
  • musicians’ lounge
  • composer’s gallery
  • instrument storage room
  • instrument laboratory

3. SFS KIDS: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra – Fun with Music KIDS SITE

  • instruments of the orchestra
  • the music lab
  • what’s up at the symphony?

Lesson 5 – TweedleWink Science: Parts of a Flower

Learn about the parts of a flower! Here are some ideas to deepen your child’s understanding and appreciation for their “inner workings.”

1. “Parts of a Flower” Montessori Materials

2. Montessori Lesson Ideas

  • puzzle
  • model
  • watercolor
  • flower matching
  • math flower stamping
  • songs (“My Garden”, “Little Flower”)

3. Fresh flowers, Nature Walk

Can you remember what it was like to be a child, pick a flower and pull the petals back to see what was inside? Every flower species is unique. Once your child learns the basic parts, he/she can then discover how those parts take form in various flower blossoms.

4. “Parts of a Flower and their Functions”

Cartoon Animation by Make Me Genius (6:24 minutes).
PLEASE NOTE: the English pronunciation and grammar in the narration is not always polished, but the content is wonderful!

Lesson 6 – TweedleWink World Cultures: Kenya

Part of the TweedleWink program is an activity called the “magic carpet ride”, where the children are encourage to use their imaginations as they visit new places in their minds. Part of this activity involves visiting other countries and experiencing their cultures. This lesson features Kenya and the Kenyan language (Swahili).


Prepare your child’s mind with picture images so that your imaginary journey is rich and meaningful. If you have a globe, world map or atlas, locate Kenya with your child. Then, go on-line and explore great travel sites: point out the clothing, language spoken, or try a recipe for dinner!


National Geographic Kids: Kenya

  • Facts & Photos, Video, Map


Swahili Video Flashcards


Recipe for Pilau

My African Food Map – Kenyan Style Pilau” (5:51 min).


TweedleWink playhouse art project: Make a Masai warrior shield