This week we are wrapping up our summer sewing club series with the grand finale - fleece blankets. Here is Allie hard at work on hers. Lindsay was on board next and the results were wonderful! Tomorrow if all goes well at nap time some other lucky crafter will take their turn.
Yikes we were busy today! This morning we made and angel food cake, 30 chocolate cupcakes, played beauty shop, had 2 sword fights and decorated 18 back to school glow in the dark socks! After lunch they all asked, "are we going to make anything today?"
Wow, were we entertained with this project. It kept us busy for almost an hour. We froze colored water and wiggle eyes for several hours and then removed them from the mold. We used a saltwater solution to slowly melt away sections of ice in search of the elusive eyeballs. It was a great science experiment and it challenged our dexterity skills as well.
Our theme was circus for the week. Look at these funny clowns! They went right home and ate their circus popcorn balls! Yum!
These silly clowns are great acrobats! They can whirl and twirl on their straw trapeze!
Roll the dice and see who can get their circus animals to the top of the page!
Remember those nasty candy marshmallow peanuts! Well we thought they were wonderful when we used them to sharpen up our dexterity skills by using tweezers to feed the elephant the correct number of peanuts. The elephants then went home with paper peanuts and worksheets with math problems and number identification. Did your elephant practice at home? This kind of take home activity is great to use to keep little brains busy while you are making dinner or cleaning up!
I am happy to report that after only 1 evening of practice, Jackson can now tie his own shoes,,,,just in time for kindergarten!!
I love to see these little learners working together and happily learning. Here we are working on 3 stage sequencing.
Sewing club was in session again and today's project were draw string bags with beaded straps. Aren't they beautiful!?
Some people have heard this story already but itg was too cute to not post. One day the kids came running up the stairs yelling that "someone" had pulled out Stella's hair!! They handed me this crly clump of hair which indeed look like it could have come from poor Stella's head but fortunately came a doll's head instead!
We used our fly swatters for painting fn today. The mesh made a cool pattern and it was fun to be allowed to "slap" something!