Friday, June 3, 2011

Having Trouble

I've been having the hardest time posting lately. I'm not sure if it's my computer or blogger acting up again. I'm continuing to work on the problem. Bear with me! =)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Balloon Painting

It's so much fun to paint with things other than paintbrushes!

This pretty flower was made with an almost deflated balloon that I found on the floor of our sunroom.

Bekah picked her paint colors and went away creating pictures with her balloon and paints.

I think it came out so adorable! Can you tell Bekah's favorite color is orange!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Worm Tunnels

We are big fans of worms in our family. Bekah loves to find them digging in our garden and has never shyed away from holding one.

One of her favorite books is Bob and Otto by Robert O. Bruel. It's a book about a worm and caterpillar who are best friends. We've read it many, many times!
This may not be the prettiest craft, but Bekah had so much fun making it. We mixed brown paint with a little bit of flour to make our "soil". Bekah painted this on brown construction paper and then we added pieces of tan yarn for our worms. Very easy and very fun!

I am linking to stART over at A Mommy's Adventures.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Playing with Baby

Sarah is now 6 months old! I don't know where this 1/2 of a year has gone! She is such a joyful baby, we feel so blessed.

Now that she's 6 months she's able to do so much more that just sit and stare at us. She's rolling over, scooting herself across the floor, babbling, giggling, and more.
All of this activity caused me to look into some fun things I could do with her. I got The Baby's Game Book by Isabel Wilner and Sam Williams from our local library. We've been having so much fun trying out the different "games" in this book. Sarah especially loves the knee ride games.

Her favorite one is this:
(Bounce the baby on your knee)
Trot, trot, trot.
Go and never stop.
Trudge along, my little pony,
Where it's rough and where it's stony.
Go and never stop.
Trot, trot, trot, trot, trot.

The picture above was taken when we were doing this little knee ride/chant together. She giggles so much!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pyramid Game

Bekah has really started enjoying the show The Backyardigans. I printed this pyramid game from we had such a fun time playing it.
I made a book full of different fun printables inside plastic page liners and included this fun game. When Bekah say's the famous, "Mom, I'm bored...." I just pull this book out and she can find something fun to do inside. We call it the Bekah's Bored Book. I'll share more about our "I'm Bored Book" in another post.
For the pyramid game, we would take turns rolling the die (I found our big green ones at the dollar store).

We would then color the numbered line that matched what we rolled. For example, if we rolled a 2, you would color in the 2nd line of the pyramid. We used dry erase markers so we could play again and again.

You win by being the first one to color in your entire pyramid.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sesame Street Felt Characters

I made these Sesame Street felt characters after seeing them on My Two Happy Homeschoolers awhile ago. Bekah loves playing with felt and these were very easy to create.

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!