here) and traced just the head onto another piece of paper.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Dr. Seuss theme today and the kids made adorable Sneetches! I got the handprint idea from The Schroeder Page, but I changed everything else about it to put my own spin on it. I only painted each child's palm and thumb, then they made a print. The thumb is the Sneetch's nose. Then I cut out some simple bodies from yellow construction paper. They were just oval-ish with a "stem" at the top. The kids added facial features, hair, arms and legs with markers. They could also add a green star to the belly. (Those were made with a star hole punch.)
Thursday, February 21, 2013
We actually did this last week when we learned about the letter X, but it goes with our theme this week (How Our Bodies Work) so I'm sharing it now. It's very simple. I had the kids trace their hand with a white crayon onto black paper.
Doctor Kit in dramatic play
Operation board game (without batteries in it!)
Reading area with books about our body parts
On a different note, tomorrow starts the 2-week countdown to my due date. So if I suddenly disappear for awhile, you'll know why. I do have a few posts saved up so I will check in now and then on my maternity leave, but don't expect anything major!
Monday, February 18, 2013
We are learning how our bodies work this week, and today was all about the brain! I found a great picture of the different brain parts from The Crafty Classroom.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Earlier this week we made little friends out of a bunch of hearts. I made the hearts with either heart-shaped hole punches or just a scissors. Then I cut strips of paper (about one inch wide) and folded them accordion-style. The kids got busy putting their valentine people together.
And here are the valentines I made my kids. It's the same saying that I used last year ("Blow me a kiss, Valentine!"), but instead of bubble gum I used bubbles.
I got the bubbles from Michaels. It was much cheaper than buying all the gumballs and it felt good not giving them more sugar!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Monday, February 11, 2013
So I was shopping at Michaels a couple weeks ago and found these cuties:
Thursday, February 7, 2013
I finally got my Valentine's Day display done in our hallway. I'm sure you've seen this many times over, but I'm sharing it anyway. I started by printing out a big chocolate kiss (found through a google image search),