Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine bird love

Valentines bird feeders
First I cut out the hearts from cardboard and hole punched a hole on the top. Then threaded it with a pretty red and white twine
Next Jada used a bread knife to spread on some peanut butter.
Then spooned on some bird seed. We waited for the peanut butter to dry
Once dry we hung them in the trees for our bird friends
We just hope our food driven beagle will stay away from them long enough for the birds to eat some seeds.
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Monday, January 30, 2012

February Trays

You can view last years Valentine trays HERE


Some oldies but goodies along with some newbies
Math: Counting
Lacing
Button heart snake
Matching knitted hearts
Tweezing heart gemsSkewer pushing
Water bead spooning

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Light Table and Water Beads

So I saw on pinterest that someone used the water beads on the light table so I had to try it too.
It was a lot of fun but what I did not know was that water beads leak water and not so safe for the light table. This activity must be very closely supervised
The children were so amazed with this activity staying to explore for long periods.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Just Like Dad

Jada loves to "shave" with daddy. She has a bad rash on her face today due to a nasty cold so I preped her doll so she can still shave with daddy. The popcicle stick is her "razor". So stinkin cute. I will get some picturesof her in action next time:)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Water Bead Play ~Texture/sensory

So we finally are joining the ever growing fans of water bead play. I have to say these are so much fun and are so versatile
We weren't expecting them to be so bouncy!


This is where I got tired of trying to catch them as they bounced all around the kitchen hoping the dog wouldn't eat them. The towel helped a lot with this
Then we got creative and added some valentine silicone cupcake molds
Jada would stop every once in a while just to run her hands through the beads. I tried it and it was a very nice calming feeling

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cool Texture Brushes

I know I could have made these myself but for $11 why not just buy them
Jada's favorite thing in the world is mess and art activities so she was very pleased when she saw the new brushes.

Got a little something there on your face Jada:)
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Homemade Granola Bars

Yummmm! Homemade is so much better than the store bought bars and you know what is in them ;) this bar broke when I was trying to pry the wax paper off (read below)



I got this recipe from Another lunch blog. Recipe found Here.They are pretty simple to make and are so yummy. However, it takes way more honey than in the recipe. And I think next time I will use a silicone 8x8 pan instead of using the wax paper as suggested. The granola set with the wax paper causing it to become like cement and I had to scrape it off:( I used our Christmas Rice Krispies. other than those two things these were so good, fast and the kiddos really enjoyed them. Oh and very filling:) We will be making these again! Wrapped in wax paper and stored in a air tight container. Thanks for stopping by I love reading your comments. Please see my sidebar for all the great blogs I link up to:)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January Trays

Sorry but better late than never:) Above is over new tray storage. It can hold 10 trays which is very convenient as before they were piles on top of each other on my desk. This way the children can pick out a tray and take it the tables.

We got new duck bath clings a few weeks ago and Jada loves to take them out of the tub and stick them to the walls, sink toilet etc. etc so I thought this was a appropriate activity for her



Clove pushing into a Clementine. We did this last year with oranges but clementines are easier to handle for little hands


Peg pushing into Styrofoam. It is actually harder than it looks especially for the younger ones




Tweezing red pompoms into a snowman ice cube tray


I sware one of these days I will get a picture of Jada with her hair done. Believe me I did her hair but she pulled all the elastics out! anyway tonging large Styrofoam ball "snowballs" into a snowman bucket. We did a variation of this last year.




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