Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sensory Table: Water Beads (10/14)

What you need: water beads, water, various containers (I though they looked cool in water bottles) Sydney gave out water beads as part of her Sponge Bob party favors. They are teeny tiny until they absorb water and multiple a number of times (in the past we had other brands that dehydrated after a while and we reused them, these ones are going on a month and still wet and big)

Sensory Table: Beans (10/22)

What you need: dried beans, various lids and scoops *I bought 6 bags of beans at the dollar store for $1 each.

C is for Cereal (10/14)

What you need: paper, peel-n-stick foam, scissors, reinforcement stickers (the little hole-punch thingies, brown & yellow crayons We cut a bowl shape out of foam & stuck it on the paper. Next, we colored the stickers with crayons. Finally, we filled the bowl with stickers.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

G is for Ghost (10/21)

This was super quick but the girls had fun. We stuck on foam ghosts and drew on mouths with a permanent marker. They glued on wiggly eyes, too. What you need: foam peely-backed ghosts (or cut your own shapes of foam or paper and glue them on), wiggly eyes, glue, permanent marker (or any marker should do)

E is for Elephant (10/21)

What you need: glue, scissors, paper, paint (we ran out of black and white so made do with mixing primary colors together for a murky color), brush, wiggly eyes, light gray cardstock We continue to make an alphabet book, when we have free time and interest. To make an elephant, paint your hands. Press them at the top of the paper with the fingers to the top, then turn the paper around and the elephants will be walking right-side up (we found this easier than turning our hands inward and printing them at the bottom- if that makes any sense?). Cut out thin gray cardstock to make ears and a fringy tail. Glue on wiggly eyes. Walah- an elephant!

Growing Indoor Plant (10/28)

What you need: avacado pit, jar of water, 3 toothpicks, food dye (optional)
Fill jar with water. Add dye if desired. Insert the toothpicks around the midline of the cleaned pit. Prop the toothpicks on the edge of the jar making sure one part of the pit is submerged. Wait................................. eventually a sprout will appear and many roots will fill the jar.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Poster for Halloween (10/12)

We used a backdrop from the cardstore (courtesy of my mom)& stck on Halloween stickers.