We used egg cartons, paper towel rolls, beverage holder, paint, and paper to complete this project. The kids explored painting different types of items, textures and then on their own painted their hands to make hand prints!
Happy Father's Day! I hope you enjoy your weekend with your family. We made a few keepsakes for dad. We made a rocket card and colored the letters D and A to spell DAD!
For sensory we played in rice (each child has their own bucket) I included some mini erasers, scoops and cups.
We made a fun collage using torn paper. First we cut and tore piece of paper. We put in the food processor with some water and each kiddo got to push the button and watch the paper spin! We put the chopped up paper in a bowl with glue and then spread out onto a piece of card stock.
I also included a few pictures of our work in our fine motor journals!
This week we learned about lions. Lions are the only cats that live in groups. Female lions are the main hunters. While the females are out looking for food, the males guard the pride's territory and their young.
We made a lion name puzzle and a paper plate lion. The kids painted the plate, added a face and cut around the edges.
We built letters with mini animals and popsicle sticks. The kids made an L for lion.
For letter recognition and practicing names, I printed large bubble letters and they colored the letters of their names. I gave them the choice if they wanted me to help cut out the letters; some cut all their letters, some cut a few letters and others asked if I would help. They are doing such a great job using scissors. I always give them the choice to use the scissors, I encourage them to try to use scissors, if they become frustrated I will help or if they simply cannot follow lines yet I will assist and let them practice snipping or tearing paper while I am cutting. Once the letters were colored and cut we practiced spelling their names!
Playing with water beads is one of our favorite sensory play activities. They are bouncy, squishy and slimy! I provided cups and scoops for them to explore with. tools to scoop and pour. Water beads promote learning and development in areas such as fine motor, (using scoops helps with scissor skills as well) coordination, exploration, sensory, colors and creativity. This activity keeps the kiddos engaged and busy for a long time!
Monkeys are naughty little creatures! They like to taunt each other and humans. Monkeys have long arms and legs to help them swing from tree to tree. We made a paper bag monkey today; the kids colored the tail and face and then we assembled however they wanted to make their monkey!
We used blocks to build a zoo. They had monkeys hanging from trees, built steps so the giraffes could reach the top of the trees and made beds for the gorillas to sleep!
I created another invitation to play with play dough, sticks, and zoo animals. They built trees and cages for their animals.