On Saturday we welcomed a new season- Spring! This week we will be focusing on spring things- wind, rain, flowers and birds. Hopefully we will be able to spend some more time outdoors too but the forecast is looking a little wetter and chillier than last week.
We will be reading a bunch of books about Spring and all that this new season brings.
(Image Source- Amazon)Rain is in the forecast for this week and it couldn't be spring without it. We will be curling up on the couch to read books about rain while listening to it pitter patter on the windows.
When there is rain, there is bound to be wind too. We'll see if any of these books blow us away. (sorry- had to go there!)
Large Motor Activities
Wind Dancing- we will be dancing as if the wind is blowing us around; we will even use streamers to create our own wind
Nature Walk- if the weather permits, we will take a walk through the neighborhood and park to look for signs of spring
Small Motor Activities
Seed Sort- we will be sorting a variety of seeds by type, size, color and any other ways we come up with while examining them
Umbrella Mobile- we will be making an umbrella with dangling rain drops
Coffee Filter Flowers- using coffee filter and cupcake liners we will fashion some pretty spring flowers to replace the snowflakes that were hanging in our front windows
Oatmeal Container Flower- we will be making a flower similar to the one seen here
Yarn Bird's Nest- using a balloon, glue and yarn we will be creating a nest for a little feathered friend
Wind Sock and Pinwheels round out the crafts we will be attempting this week.
Animal Matching- we will be matching up baby animals with their mothers