After eight weeks of “maternity leave” we’re back to school. You’ll have to overlook the fact that these pictures were taken with my phone, it seems to be the best way to capture their activities naturally and without interrupting their work flow.
The construction paper letters continue to be a favorite. I’d intended the blue squares to be windows but Lucy insisted it was a windowless house with two chimneys. Sounds good!
We also painted hearts with q-tips. I just took a sheet of cardstock and folded it in half. I cut out a heart and then taped the frame of the heart to a clean sheet of cardstock. When they were finished painting we took off the top sheet and had some hearts. I asked Lucy who she’d like to send them to and she couldn’t decide so she said, “Maybe we should just keep them.”
We also talked about being helpers and one day when Daddy came home earlier from work we all made dinner together.
I can’t find where I saw this idea to credit it, but we also said H was for hammer and hammered the alphabet pieces into our crepe puzzle.
For ‘I’ we drew icicles.
While Lucy was in quiet time one day I set up a ‘big I’ and ‘little I’ for her to put together when quiet time was over. It was actually pretty awesome because it extended my mama time juuuuust a little more.
We also had some fun sensory play with a big bowl of water filled with water beads [instead of ice]. We threw our Toob penguins and whales in as well, but of course transferring the water beads from big bowl to little was the favorite part for both kiddos.