Monday, May 25, 2015

Measuring Dogs


As part of our pet unit we studied measurements. 

I found a worksheet online and printed it out. 
On the worksheet were different sized dogs.

The first step was to measure our Lego to give us a reference of measurement.  The Lego was about 2 inches.


We used Legos to measure how tall or long the puppies were. 

Little Dragon liked this activity!
We practiced numbers, counting, and comparing. 


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Letter P Pet

I had a hard time coming up with a pet that started with p that could still look like the letter p and still be recognizable as a pet. 

Instead of taking this logically I gave this to Little Dragon to figure out. 

Materials

  • paper with the letter P on it
  • black paper
  • scissors
I gave Little Dragon the supplies and let him make a pet from them.


He drew eyes and used the paper for whiskers and a nose.


                                   

His letter P pet was all his own

Even if the letter P is on its side.









Burning Bush Bag

This activity went with the story of Moses.

Little Dragon has always enjoyed the story of Moses and is intrigues with God showing himself using the burning bush. 
This activity helped bring the story to life for my Little Dragon. 

Materials 

  • Brown paper bag
  • Black paper
  • Tea light 
  • Scissors
  • Tape

The preschool dragons had pre cut bushes in their week folder, the older dragons had a snow day so they cut out their desired shapes out of black paper.  

Next I helped the dragons tape their shapes to the inside of their bags. 


Insert the tea light and turn out he lights

Watch the fire burn

There were many giggles and squeals of excitement at the glows. 

They did look wonderful :)




Friday, February 6, 2015

10 Little Doggies Song

Ten little doggies

Ten little doggies went out one day
(Hold up ten fingers

To dig in the dirt and play play play
(Play dig)

Five were spotted and five were not
(Show 1 hand and then the other

And at dinner time they ate a lot 
(Pretend to eat)


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Letter S

Each letter has its own craft each week to add to the alphabet wall. For this letter we made a letter S snake. 




Materials 

  • Construction paper 
  • Scissors
  • Glue 
  • Plastic snake
  • Googly eyes

Before we started we took some time to discover our plastic snakes. Some had stripes, multiple colors, or shapes. This gave some inspiration for the paper snakes. 








Each boy chose his colors and we started creating snakes. 
They cut out shapes and glued them on as they liked. 

They of course glued on googly eyes  as the finishing touch. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Snake Sensory Bin

Jello sensory bin 

Little Dragon was so excited for this sensory bin when we made it. 

He helped every step. 

Materials

  • Bowl
  • Jello- we made green
  • Small toy snakes
We mixed up the jello according to the package instructions.
Added the snakes to the jello while it was still liquid. 

Put it in the fridge to set. 


A few hours later we took out the jello and we're ready to play. 
And very excited.

Of course typical Little Dragon doesn't dive right it. He touched it softly with on finger and then his hand and found that it was a solid but had some give...jello. 

We don't eat jello so it wasn't something he was familiar with. 

He kept pressing on it but not breaking the surface so I gave him a spoon and showed him it could go through. 

Using the spoon he got a bit more exploratory and finally put his hand in it enough to "save a snake". He then was determined to save all of the snakes. 


We played I the jello together both getting messy and Doll Dragon played with it too when She got home from school. 

Jello does stain though so we all had green hands for about a week. 
















Jello was a fun sensory experience although cold. If you use jello I would suggest taking it out of the fridge and letting it sit for an hour or so to get to room temperature. 
















You can add many different items to the jello for many themes for a jello sensory bin. 

Have fun with your jello!   

Egyptian Costumes

Learning about another country is fun especially when you get to make a costume! 
Ancient Egyptians dressed differently then we do here in America and recognizing the difference for was part of our lesson. 

The first piece of the costume was the headdress. 


Materials
  • paper print outs of the top and sides of the headdress
  • markers
  • stapler
  • scissors


Color the headdress in common Egyptian color schemes.
Cut out the 3 different pieces
Staple them together
Put it on! 

Egyptian necklace

Egyptians like things big and gold.  So of course we had to make something to adorn ourselves with that was big and golden. 


Materials


  • cardboard
  • tri color noodles
  • yellow paint
  • glitter paint
  • paint brush
  • glue
  • twine
  • pencil








I cut a frozen pizza piece of cardboard in half for the perfect semi circle shape. 

Little Dragon and Toothless then mixed the yellow and glitter paint to  make a wonderful gold color.

When the paint dried we glued on the tri color noodles as jewels. 

Using the pencil I poked a hole in the two top corners of the semi circle then strung the twine through to make a necklace. 





















Full Egyptian costume completed!