Friday, May 8, 2015

S is for . . .

. . . silly scissors

. . . shape bingo. I used the cards found at Preschool Mom. Thank you for the free printable!

. . . star connect the dots.

. . . sewing.

. . . skipping.

. . . strawberries.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

R is for Rainbow

Pipe cleaner, large marshmallows, and fruit loops. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spoon Letter Matching

 As we learn our letters, the kids work on learning upper case and lower case letters simultaneously. Here is a great activity the kids worked on to identify their letters and match upper and lower case letters. 

We wrote all the lower case letters on clear spoons and the upper case letters on white spoons. When the kids found the letter matches, they stacked them on top of each other to see both the upper case and lower case letter at the same time. 

After they found all the matches, they worked on putting the spoons in alphabetical order.


Monday, April 20, 2015

P is for . . .

. . . popcorn!

. . . puzzles!

. . . puppets!
Our kids loved playing with our easy homemade puppet theater. It is designed to fit in any doorway and it is pretty simple to make. If you are interested, visit the instructions here. After the kids had their turn, we were so lucky to have a guest teacher join us. My friend Britta teacher preschool near by and I asked her to help me put on a Three Little Pigs puppet show for the kids. We used the fun script at this website. 
Ms. Jeri favored us with a little song. She combined play dough and puppets. It was pretty cute.

. . . play dough!

. . . pizza!

Mother's Day Thumb Print Key Chains

 If you are looking for a cute Mother's Day gift that your moms will actually use, look no further. We actually made these for our moms as a Christmas gift so I have no reservations about posting this before Mother's Day. I don't know if you've noticed, but posting holiday activities before the holiday starts is definitely an area of improvement for me. :) There are many, many other areas of improvement, but we won't go into that right now.
   Anyway, these adorable key chains are super easy, super cute, and super usable. 
We used a tutorial from another blog that I cannot find for the life of me, so if I used your tutorial and you are reading this, please leave me a comment.
   These are very easy, but need to be done ahead of time to leave time for the paint to dry. 

Here's What You Need:
  • Baking Clay (We used Sculpey brand from Walmart) 
  • Heart cookie cutter (or you can free hand the heart shape)
  • Toothpick
  • Large Jump Ring (pliers for opening and closing the ring)
  • Key Chain
  • Paint (We used a metalic paint to give our hearts some shimmer)

Here's What You Do:

  1. Roll out your dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  2. Cut out a heart shape bigger than the thumb prints you are using.
  3. Use toothpick to make a hole for the jump ring in the top left corner of the heart.
  4. Use your child's thumb to make a heart print by tilting it to the left, then right, with overlap at the bottom. 
  5. If wanted, etch the child's name and date on the back with the toothpick.
  6. Bake in oven according to the package directions. 
  7. Paint using two layers of paint. 
  8. Pull apart the jump ring with pliers and put it through the whole. Then squeeze it back together
  9. Attach the key ring and there you go! 

A sweet Mother's Day gift that your moms won't throw away once the holiday is over.