Olivia had so much fun with her Valentine’s Day craft on Monday, that we decided to do another. While working on it, we discovered that we got a bonus craft out of it! The original plan was to cut heart shapes out of coffee filters (we made 3 total), use markers to color the heart… Continue reading Bonus Hearts!
The weather outside is cold and dreary, so we wanted to make a nice bright craft today! Since Valentine’s Day will soon be here, we made a Valentine’s craft. Before beginning our craft, I read, Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse by Laura Numeroff. In the story, Mouse makes valentines for all of his friends. Olivia hasn’t decided… Continue reading Love is in the Air
Olivia has loved playing “Memory” for quite awhile now. Her memory amazes me because she often finds matches that I forget about. Today we played “Memory” using mittens that I had made out of construction paper. I used twistables to make different designs on them. You could also use crayons, stamps or stickers. I wouldn’t… Continue reading Mitten Match
Hide and Seek is one of Olivia’s favorite games to play! We often play it by hiding stuffed animals or toys (or candy canes at Christmas time), mostly because it keeps me from having to squeeze myself behind furniture! Today we played the game a bit differently – with a winter mitten. I began by… Continue reading Mystery Mitten
Last week, in preschool, Olivia’s class was working on throwing bean bags. I thought it would be fun to do an activity today that allowed her to practice these skills at him. I found this activity at http://www.growingajeweledrose.com/2013/12/snowman-slam-game-for-kids.html?m=1 and Olivia loved it! First I gathered 6 styrofoam cups, and drew snowmen faces on them using… Continue reading Snowball Toss