Saturday, April 4, 2009
Tot School - Easter Preperations
Star is 28 months old.
We did a little of everything this week. Here were our tot tools we used:
Size practice with measuring spoons and cupcakes from file folder fun
Stringing beads from the dollar store
Sound egg matching. She had to find a blue egg that matched a green egg. Fillings I used were breadcrumbs, rice, pasta, lentils, navy beans, and beads.
Here were our crafts:
We "glued" tissue paper to butterflies by spraying the paper with water then laying down the tissue
We did stamping with this stamp kit
We colored this great picture about Palm Sunday then I cut out palm leaves from green construction paper and let star cut all around the edges giving it a leafy look. We then danced around the living room waving our palms to the song Hosanna. I think that counts as Gross Motor skills
We also did this AWESOME project I saw it somewhere, but I can't remember where, so I'll do my best to describe it. You mix shaving cream and food coloring to make your desired colors. We were learning about secondary colors so we made green, orange and purple.
You put these colors into a large tray large enough to fit a piece of paper. You then swirl the colors together. (not too much or else you get brown) You lay a piece of paper on top and tap it all around so that it comes in contact with the shaving cream.
When you remove the paper and wipe off the shaving cream, this is what it looks like.
The picture doesn't do any justice, these really are beautiful an you can't mess it up. You really have to try it. We're making Easter cards out of ours.
Are last craft actually hasn't completely dried yet, but you can see what the finished product should be as well as the directions here at the Family Fun website. We are making a paper mache Easter diorama.
It was messy, but well worth it.
Here is a list of ideas and links for what we will be doing next week just in case anyone can use the ideas for their Easter preparations.
1. Hide eggs filled with numbers that match an egg carton with the numbers in the bottom
2. The angel rolled the stone away craft
3. Easter Egg Board Game and Bunny memory match
4. Coloring The Last Supper and The Empty Tomb
5.Make handprint lilies
6. Make a nest for our dyed eggs
7. Bake resurrection cookies
To see what others are doing, just click the box below
.Happy Easter Everyone!!