Although I try to post on each of our activities as they happen, I just have not been able to find my way to the computer to post regularly this week, so today’s post is to catch up on everything.
Last week’s preschool activities were about F and E and our last project was a collage done in the style of Eric Carle with textured papers we had made previously. . One of my school aged children decided to also make one.
This week I introduced the letter “H”. I may not go all out decorating the space for Halloween, but I enjoy doing activities around this holiday. Our first project was to make a stuffed jack-o-lantern. This is always a fun activity with lots of learning taking place (fine motor skills, color recognition, body awareness..)
He wanted a scary, mad face, with a nose, eyes and ears just like his. I cut the shapes as I was directed and he glued. Think we got the scary, mad just right.
We spent time practicing all our old and then our new letter on our white boards. Making these dry erase boards has turned out to be one of the best things about the new space. They are used each day in so many ways.
Last night I was going through materials on hand and old ideas for another Halloween project to finish off this week. Found a few, but nothing was really calling to me. Then early this morning while catching up on my Reader (all the blogs I follow) I saw the cutest mummy idea. It was one of the Crafty Crow post ideas and was from Then She Made…. which was a new blog to me. Off I went to check it out. It was as simple as it looked and would work just great with the skills and interest of my preschooler. Think this mummy should look right at home with that scary jack-o-lantern.
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