Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Little Break

I plan on taking a little break from blogging for about a week. Hope you all have a very blessed Easter! See you soon!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Alphabet Match-Up

Sorry I've been MIA. Life has been crazy. We had a wedding shower to be at, our driveway was dug up to repair some electrical lines, and Bekah now has a stomach virus. I'm praying that life calms down for a bit now! Here's a fun activity we did last week:
I saw this activity awhile ago on The Activity Mom and couldn't wait until we had an empty paper towel roll to do it.

We had the alphabet stickers, so I just drew letters all over the paper towel tube and let Bekah match up the letters. She loved doing this and even though she stopped half-way through, she came back to it later on that afternoon.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Raising Rock Stars - Adam and Eve

This week for our Raising Rock Stars project we talked about Adam and Eve and the fall. We read the story from our toddlers bible and our Young Readers bible this week.

Bekah was very interested in the story and asked many questions. It was such a great time together and I can't wait to do more bible stories together!

We did two different projects to go with our bible story this week. The first one was this activity of Eve and the snake. Bekah loved playing with this. I printed it off from Christian Preschool Printables.

We attached the snake to a Popsicle stick so that Bekah could move him in and out of the tree.

The second activity we did for our Adam and Eve story was this spingy snake from DLTK's site.

You can see what others have done at 1+1+1=1.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

stART project - Mouse Paint

This week for our stwe had a fun time reading Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh.
We've read some other books by her, but this was a definite favorite. Bekah absolutely loves to paint, so this was a great activity for her. It also reinforced color mixing.

I found this printable from here and got out our finger paints. Bekah would put the correct color(s) in the spaces and see what would happen when colors would combine. She loved doing this.

You can see what others are doing at A Mommy's Adventures.

Letter L Activities

Last week we worked on Letter L. We made a letter L is for Lion that I had seen at Funny Day's with Mommy and Maddie.

We also made lemonade with our juicer. Bekah couldn't wait for Daddy to taste our lemonade. It was yummy!

(Don't worry the juicer was off as she was putting in the lemon pieces!)

We also did these fun lollipop activities that I found at Home Grown Hearts.

(She loved using our flashlight this week!)

(I realized the 3 was backwards after I took the photo and helped her fix it!)

Bekah had a lot of fun with the ladybug printables I found at Confessions of a Homeschooler.

I loved seeing her and Daddy work on this cut and paste ladybug!

This Letter L cut and paste is a favorite of Bekahs. You can find it at Homeschool Creations.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Green

Happy Monday! Today's Muffin Tin theme is Green. I had a really hard time thinking of green food (that Bekah would eat). Now don't get me wrong. She loves peas, green beans, and broccoli....but I didn't have any of those things on had. I had green peppers and celery, which she refuses to eat! So, this is what I came up with:
Shamrock shaped American cheese, green salad with ranch dressing, marshmallows and stars cereal (a knock off of Lucky Charms), pears (hey, the skin was green!), and Thin Mint cookies (mint is green, isn't it?).

Can you tell she's been into the cookies?!

You can see what others are having at Muffin Tin Mom!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Other Letter R Activites

Here are some other Letter R activities that we did during our week:

We had races with these cars that I picked up at the dollar store. Bekah loved this activity and has wanted to play with these cars again and again. In the picture below she even made a road for them.

Rice writing. I poured some rice in a baking sheet and showed Bekah how to use her finger to write in the rice. This kept her busy for a long time!

Rice Cake Art.
We used sweetened condensed milk with some food coloring to paint on the rice cake. I didn't think Bekah would like eating this, but she loved it and ate two of them!

Letter R Scavenger Hunt. This was printed out from Confessions of a Homeschooler. I wasn't prepared, so I kept having to help Bekah find letter R things. We found:
Roary (her webkinz dog), a rose, a rabbit, and a rope.

We also did this activity where Bekah had to cut out the pictures that began with the letter R and paste them to the sheet with the letter R on it. I found this printable at Homeschool Creations.

It was such a fun week!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

stART - Is You Mama a Llama?

Our stART project this week was Is Your Mama a Llama by Deborah Guarino. This week we are currently learning all about the letter L, so this book was very fitting. I printed off a llama coloring sheet from here and had Bekah color it.

She then put some glue on the llama and went to town with the cotton balls.

I think it's so funny that she put one on the llama's face. We have the book from the library and also got the Is Your Mama a Llama scholastic video. Bekah loves these videos and watches them over and over. It's fun to enjoy the book in a different way!
You can see what others are doing over at A Mommy's Adventures!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

R is for Rainbow

We had a blast during letter R week doing rainbow activities. There are so many wonderful ideas out there that I wish we could have done, but the week went by quickly. Here's some of the rainbow activities we during the week.

We made a rainbow book. This was an idea I had seen at Delightful Learning. There is also a video to watch on her site that helps with putting this book together. Bekah loved making her rainbow book!

We made rainbow crayons. Next time I will use cupcake liners. They took a little bit of work to get them out without liners. This was fun to do and a wonderful way to use up broken crayons. Bekah helped me unwrap all of the crayons, so it was also a great fine motor activity!

This roll a rainbow activity comes from Confessions of a Homeschooler. She has a lot of great printable activities that center around rainbows. We used a lot of her printables. This one was definitely a favorite!

Another activity we did from this same blog is the upper and lowercase letter matching.

A yummy activity we did with our rainbow theme was to make a rainbow cake. I actually took the easy way and make a funfetti cake. Bekah loved it!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

R is for Rabbit

We started our R week with R is for Rabbit. I figured that with Easter and Spring right around the corner this was a perfect theme.

First we made an R is for Rabbit. I saw this idea at Always Something to Learn.

I also saw this idea at Always Something to Learn. It's a Rabbit file folder game.
You can find it here.

This shadow matching game that I printed that was a bit tough for Bekah, but we worked on it together to get it. I found this with the Runaway Bunny Lapbook at Homeschool Creations.

I also found this Rabbit sequence at Homeschool Creations that Bekah worked on. She's really getting good at sequencing!

She even fell asleep with one of her rabbits. My sweetie!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Yellow

We have been enjoying some sunny weather and it has made us so happy! I was so excited that the muffin tin Monday theme color was yellow because what color is happier than yellow!

Bekah had her muffin tin for breakfast this morning. She had:

Yellow smiley face pancakes with syrup, pineapple, banana slices, and milk.

I made the pancakes with yellow food coloring. I took a little bit of pancake mix out and colored that with blue food coloring for the eyes and smile.

You can see what others are having at Muffin Tin Mom. Happy Monday!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Brown Bear, Brown Bear - stART Project

This week we used the book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle as our stART project. I had seen this idea over at The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman for a coffee brown bear. It looked so easy to put together and Bekah loves the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, so we set to work.

I printed off a bear coloring sheet from here and Bekah drizzled glue on him. I guess she wanted a polka dotted bear, because she really wanted just dots of glue. I should have had the glue with a paint brush, it would have worked so much better, but she didn't want to use a paint brush.

She then sprinkled her bear with the coffee.....mmmm....it smelled so good!

We let him dry and enjoyed our coffee brown bear. Don't you love the dots on his face and front legs! So funny!

You can see what others are doing at A Mommy's Adventures.