Most years I have several students with younger siblings who still eat baby food. I put the call out for baby food jars and I get more than I can handle. This year? Zilch. Not one. And so . . . my family got to "enjoy" 17 jars of baby food applesauce last week :) Even the youngest member of my family hasn't eaten baby food in . . . oh, let's see . . . 14 or 15 years. I loved the look on her face when I presented her with a bowl of it and she took an unsuspecting bite. "What is this?!" Oh well - it was worth it I guess. We made some very cute candle holders (with tissue paper and watered down glue) for Mother's Day. I love this project because I can actually remember making one or two for my own mother when I was a little.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
My littles love games - but they all want to feel like "winners". Luckily, they don't mind if the other guy wins too - just as long as they don't feel they were left out of the spotlight :)
I made this really simple game to work on counting. I purchased little wooden peg people and little wooden bowls from Michael's. I painted them with watercolors and sealed them with beeswax. Then I made a game board on a piece of poster board. To play: Take turns rolling die. Move any little person that number of spaces. The object of the game is to get all of the people in their matching bowl home. Players can move any peg person. The idea is that we are all working together to get the little peg people home.