Sunday, May 16, 2010
Bugs Don't Bug Us!
Well, actually they do. I have never been a fan of creepy crawlers or flying things but I have tried really hard to not let Eva know. It seems that trait is hereditary no matter how I try to repress it. So in order to stop the shrieking and wailing whenever an insect comes near, I thought it might help to learn more about them so this week will be all about bugs.
Small Motor Activities
Build-a-Bug felt board- this fun set will allow Eva to match the front and back of bugs or create new creatures.
Grab the Bugs- Eva will use tweezers and chopsticks to move creepy crawlers from one container to another
Large Motor Activities
Butterfly Dancing- we will be using scarves to pretend we have wings and can flutter like butterflies to music
Symmetrical Butterflies- we will be using paint to make these beauties as seen on Meet the Dubiens awesome site (her photography is amazing!)
Pom Pom Caterpillars- we'll be creating fuzzy little friends using pom poms and popsicle sticks
Paper Plate Ladybug- those red plates from Eva's birthday will get some more use as we transform one into a lovely ladybug
Handprint Spider on a Glittery Web- Eva's hands will make a spider and glitter glue will make the dewy web
Ants on a Log- we'll make this classic using celery, cream cheese and raisins
Worms in the Dirt- we'll be combining chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos and gummy worms to make this messy but so yummy snack
Butterfly Garden- we will visit the butterfly garden at our local children's museum and hopefully there won't be any nightmares after (one landed on her the last time we went thus spawning several sleepless nights)
Lifecycle of a Butterfly Sequencing- we will be putting sequence cards in the correct order to see how a butterfly starts as an egg and changes as he grows