Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A big thank you to Target's dollar aisle. These little metal mailboxes contributed to many happy hours of playtime. (And the destruction of a small forest of trees; the children wrote SO many valentine's notes. Too many.)
Heart shaped sponge painting.
Heart crowns with sparkly stickers!
I saw another cute Vday craft on Pinterest and hoped to recreate it; lots of tiny heart shaped fingerprints in a cute little hand drawn jar. It didn't quite turn out, for a few reasons. Maybe next year!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
What a nice sign, to help break down the appropriate times for reporting and identifying when tattling may be occurring. I know it is so important for my 3s (and my 8 year old, for that matter) to know that they are being heard and that their feelings are being acknowledged. Usually I can talk them through it "how did that make you feel? What should you tell so-and-so? What would make you feel better?" but some days I wish they would talk it over with the tattle monster.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Forget long walks on the beach- a short walk to Lowe's garden center for flowers in valentine colors helps beautify our planters and usually means a great nap time. That is my kind of win-win. Dirty crafts? A kid's favorite, hands down (in the dirt).
Thursday, February 2, 2012
I found this idea online: use mostly heart shapes (perfect for early valentine's day), googly eyes and double sided sticky tape. Little ones can assemble their own with provided shapes, older children can try to cut their own. Use flashlights to talk about shadows if you aren't lucky enough to have a beautiful, sunny day.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I am thankful for the beautiful weather we had today! Some how we skipped Winter and went right to Spring. The children loved the time outside while we waited for a few sleepy heads to finish napping.