Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Word Ending Match

I printed this from Preschool Post when we did our transportation unit awhile ago, but didn't get to it until now. Bekah needed a little help getting started on this, but once she understood what to do she did great!

We watch Super Why on PBS kids a lot, so Bekah related this activity to Wonder Red's song. We had a great time learning!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fly, Butterfly, Fly

One day last week Bekah and I made some butterflies using coffee filters, clothes pins, markers, and a spray bottle filled with water.
First we flattened out the coffee filters and colored them with markers.

Once that was done we sprayed them with water until the colors blended together. (I put paper towels under them so the marker didn't bleed onto my table.)

After they dried, we drew faces on the top of a clothes pin and attached it to the middle of the coffee filter.

Then we hung them up in our dining area for all to enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Daniel in the Lions Den

Bekah and I had recently had a lot of fun learning about Daniel in the Lions Den. We read the story from her childrens Bible and then made a cute craft I found at DLTK-Kids website.

After we finished, Bekah wanted to act out the story of Daniel in the Lions Den. We had so much fun taking turns being Daniel or the lion! When Daddy came home we even performed it for him. I think Sarah was one of the lions!
Bekah loves to paint and this project had her painting the lion's mane with a toothbrush, which she thought was great!

U is for Umbrella

We're finally continuing on with our alphabet crafts. With the rainy weather we've been having I thought U is for Umbrella would be perfect!

Bekah loves doing the letter crafts. I hope to complete the alphabet with her soon!

Here is our U is for Umbrella inspired from No Time For Flash Cards.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Easter Egg Game

After playing this game for the 5th time this morning I thought I should post about it. I actually put it together last year after seeing it on Tired, Need Sleep. I was so sure I had already written about it, but when I looked I was shocked that I couldn't find it. It was as well loved last year as it is this year and easy to put together. The instructions are included on the game, but it's pretty simple. You make a colored egg dice, roll it to see what color egg you get, and see what animal you get inside the egg. The goal is to be the one with the most chicks at the end of the game.

Bekah thought it was hilarious when she would get a cow or zebra in an egg! We also left some empty and she thought that was so funny!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bekah's Bakery

After seeing this great idea on Frugal Family Fun, I couldn't wait to try it with Bekah.

I got out some playdough and some baking items (cupcake liners, rolling pins, cookie cutters, and birthday candles) and told her this was her very own bakery. I also set up her play oven next to her, so she could "bake" the items she made.

She got her animals out and they were her customers. It was so cute seeing her animals wait in line for their bakery order.

Bekah had a blast making cupcakes and cookies and it kept her entertained for a long time.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Love's Power to Multiply

I asked for Stacy's permission to make a guest post on here. I'm grateful for the opportunity, especially because of the topic that I get to write about.

If you have read even one post on this blog, you would be able to see that Stacy is a very special woman. She is smart, creative, and one of the kindest, most giving people I know. Alright, I admit that I am quite partial. We have been married for nearly seven years, and it has been a real joy. No, we are not perfect, but perfect for each other and very much in love.

Honestly, when our first daughter, Bekah arrived, I thought that having children would compete with Stacy's affection for me and mine for her. The opposite happened - our love grew. I admire Stacy so much more as a result of sharing the wonderful adventure we call parenting.

When we became blessed with our second daughter, Sarah, love multiplied in our household once again. There some doubts about how Bekah would react to a baby sister. Would she be jealous or resentful? While there are times that Bekah craves attention from us (often at inopportune times, like Sarah crying for a bottle or needing a diaper change), she has adjusted very well. She loves her little sister. We can tell from the many moments of tenderness shared between our girls. One such moment is shown in this photo that we took a few weeks ago. It just melted our hearts.

Thank you for reading and God bless you.