Thursday, April 26, 2012

Picture of the Day: Umbrella Walk

With the park all soggy from on-again off-again rain showers we needed a busy activity to get the wiggles out. We saw a few bugs, lots of flowers and had a great time with a few rounds of "A marching/walking/skipping/hopping/creaping we will go!" (To the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)

Earth Day (Week)

We used water and food coloring to make our own coffee-filter earth. Once they were dry we added a heart hands pledge. We talked about different ways to help keep the planet healthy: recycling, riding bikes, being nice to animals, keeping flowers in the ground for bees, using trash cans, saving water, etc. The children picked a favorite way and wrote it on their hands.

Hand print continents were layered on top of a starry background. (I lost the final draft picture. The children used q-tips to make stars on the black construction paper.)

We used repurposed toilet paper rolls for this art project. I love anything that keeps the children's hand a little less paint-covered. They love anything that involves paint covering.

The children were so SO proud of their forests! They asked to have photos taken. I love that! I used old catalogs to cut out tree tops and trunks on any page green or brown. They picked, assembled and glued their trees together.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spring Crafts - Catching Up

Staying flexible with the weather and holidays; St. Patty's day clovers, rainy day art, Spring blooms, and Easter. We didn't eat anything green on Patty's day, but on the Friday before income tax days we had "government cheese" sandwiches (turkey, cheese and bread star shaped with cookie cutters).

Friday, April 13, 2012

Popcorn Popping

Thanks to Grandma Esther for donating her old air popping machine. The kids had fun with it. I love Ms. H's face as she sees the popcorn start to fill up the top. I think she was worried the whole house would overflow!

So yummy with a little cinnamon, sugar, salt and melted butter.