Tuesday, October 21, 2014

C is for Car

Here's a fun art project we did for letter C week that goes with the fun story Cars: Rushing! Honking! Zooming! by Patricia Hubbell

The road, cars, and even the exhaust from the cars are made out of the letter c. 

C is for Cookie (that's good enough for me!)

 Making letter c shaped sugar cookies during letter c week was a lot of fun! We started by sequencing the steps for making a cookie. We put each step in order of first, second, third, etc. 
The kids helped roll out the dough using soda cans as a rolling pin. 

Then added sprinkles for extra color and flavor. 

The end product was pretty tasty!

 And of course we had to sing this song:

Monday, October 13, 2014

A is for Apple

 Here are some of the apple activities we did during letter A week.

We taste tested apples to decide which color is our favorite.

They really couldn't decide, they like them all. 
We learned that apples have a secret star in the middle if you cut them in half horizontally.

We made apple smiles for snacks

 We picked numbered apples off this tree.

They rolled the dice . . .
Then picked the apple with the corresponding number.
 We practiced fine motor skills by picking apples off this tree with tongs. They flipped a number card, then picked that number of apples off their tree.

 We made apple hats to go with Dr. Seuss' Ten Apples Up On Top
Each child had 10 apple cut outs. Each apple was numbered 1 - 10. The kids traced the numbers . . .
. . .then glued them on word strip in the correct order. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Letter B

 B is for . . . .

. . .bubble art (We had a fun time blowing bubbles, watching the colors mix, and talking about what you get when you mix two colors)

Bubbles + paint= cool medium for making patterned paper

Even the mess is pretty!
. . .block towers (Click here for a detailed tutorial)

. . .balancing (Can you pick up the letter B while balancing on a board?)

. . .bowling

. . .bug snack (we made bugs using celery, peanut butter, and straight/regular pretzels)

B is for Block Towers

 Block towers were a huge hit during center time this week! 

On the table there were number cards and a bunch of blocks. Each child identified what number was on the card and then built a tower with the right number of blocks. 

We got this activity from http://fumblingthroughparenthood.blogspot.com/. Thanks for the fun idea!