lady bug magnet. The shape of them reminded me of eggs so I decided to recreate the project to use as an Easter gift. To begin we added water to some plaster of paris and then scooped it into plastic spoons.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Dana at Made created last year and used her template for the bunny shape. I traced the bunny onto pink, yellow and purple card stock and I thought it would be cute for Eva to use a cotton ball to paint a tail on each one but she has plans of her own. She decide the bunnies needed to be completely covered in white paint and that only a paint brush would do the job. This was her craft so I let her call the shots!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
This past weekend was absolutely gorgeous so we spent a lot of time outside getting our gardens ready for planting. Eva has been anxious to start growing her vegetables so I broke out some of the seed starters she has accumulated over the past few months and she went to ton making the dirt and planting the seeds.
We also direct sowed our carrot, lettuce and pea seeds. We had so much fun building bamboo teepees for our pea plants (and later, green bean plants) to grow up.
(We live in the city so we take advantage of any bit tof garden space we can find!)
As soon as the seeds were in the ground, Eva began asking when they would grow. We made a little chart to keep by the back door with our guesses as to what would sprout first.
Now everyday when we go outside, we check to see if anything has sprouted. It is so exciting!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
* hide the eggs and then find them again (great training for Easter egg hunts!)
* open the eggs and see what will fit inside (she's tried everything from dinosaurs to crayons to buttons)
* put something in an egg and have someone else guess what it is by shaking it
* sort eggs by color
* sort eggs by size
* roll eggs to see which ones will go the farthest
* put small objects in two eggs and use as shakers to make music
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
post at Teach Preschool and knew it would be a big hit. I made a batch of play dough and added a mix of food coloring to turn it brown. (I also sprinkled in some cocoa to make it smell nice!) Using some flower pots and bunches of Dollar Store flowers, Eva started planting.
Rather than weekly themes, we will be incorporating crafts and activities that relate to spring, Easter and Earth Day into our exploration of Australia. We hope you'll come along with us as we jump into the Outback!