We had a theme for the week, but we really didn’t stick with it. Mostly, we just had a week of random activities with a few umbrella books and a craft thrown in there! Oh well ~ it’s the learning and the experiences that count, right?
We read a few umbrella books together, and then we made an U-shaped umbrella craft with “gluey” raindrops inspired by two different blogs – MamaJenn and Homeschool Creations. (These links take you directly to their crafts.)
You have to look closely to see the glue-made raindrops scattered around the page. Alex though that part was really fun!
Alex giggled at the “whoosh, click!” in Ella, Of Course. Grace loved – and kept touching - the shiny umbrella in One Rainy Day. We had a few other umbrella books that were not loved by the kiddos, but these two books were a hit!
We found a fun toddler Cut & Paste book at Meijer. Mommy cut, and Alex tried out a bottle of glue for the first time. I was surprised at how careful and precise he was. The main thing he had to learn was that glue goes under the object you’re gluing. He kept putting the glue on top of the picture that he wanted to stick on the page, ruining the picture in the process.
He did four pages in one sitting – and he would have done more if I’d had the patience! Alex’s request – sorting by color. Never mind the serious expression on his face; he really just wanted to drive Mama crazy by putting the chips in the wrong colored cups and laughing like a madman. Waiting for his turn to use the tongs. Rather impatiently, I might add. pouring, splashing, and watering the empty pots of dirt on our patioMaking banana muffins – all I did was make sure the ingredients were measured properly, crack the egg, and use the oven. These two poured, stirred, and scooped into the muffin tins. (Oh, and ate batter by the spoonful…) The muffins were actually pretty good, too!
Fisher Price coloring page – these are available on their website, or leave a comment & I’ll e-mail you a PDF file that has all of the ABC and 123 coloring pages. (It’s a free giveaway from a Fisher Price party that I hosted last year.)
This umbrella shape-matching puzzle is from Confessions of a Homeschooler. Alex struggled with distinguishing between the diamond and the rectangle. Otherwise, it was very easy for him.
We never got to the U is for Umbrella page, the umbrella size-sequencing, or a few other activities from Confessions of a Homeschooler’s U week. I also had some raindrop finger plays from our Noah’s Ark week, but Alex just isn’t into those…you can find them at www.childcareland.com if you’re interested.
We hope you had a more organized week than did! :) Check out what other families of little ones did this week by visiting the Tot School website!
Have a great week!