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Egg Hunt In The Dark

There is a lot I want to say here in my blog today about things that have come up in the last week.
They are not related to preschool but are some hard issues my family is facing.

I am going to write about it after sharing our Easter Activities! 

On Wednesday I set up an E Easter Bath 
after preschool was finished.  I put a lot of bubbles in the tub and dropped in some plastic eggs.  To the kids this was just like hiding them! :D

So many bubbles! 

 Inside the eggs I hid some foam pieces the kids could use to make mini foam people or other creations. 

 Spencer just woke up from his nap so he looks a little dazed. 

All the bubbles turned into a bubble fight! 

Athena got Spencer first... 

and he turned right around and smeared bubbles on her. 

Both of them laughed and laughed! 

This went on for at least 20 min.  

I set up stations today but the kids were only interested in reading and the preschool activities so the other stations were not visited. 

I took the foam out of the bath and wet the back, it stuck to my magnet board with ease!  
I am very pleased with this.  I feel like it opens up new doors to 'mini' worlds or scenes.  I have plans. (hehe)

It was fun for my little dragons, I do need to make much more foam shapes now.  
But they enjoyed the eggs! 
I used this as a distraction while I set up for the next activity. 

We read The Easter Story, Bunny, Bunny, The Passover Lamb, and

4 books in one day seems like a lot of reading but as I have mentioned my kids have been super interested in books lately so I am encouraging all the reading I can!

The books we read were a focus on the Easter holiday.

We did some Easter themed coloring and handwriting practice to.

After dinner it was time for egg coloring!
We invited Athena's sister (same mom) over to join us.

Egg coloring-
We colored on the eggs with white crayon talking about the wax being resistant to the water.  

They also stuck on some of their extra Easter stickers for cool designs. 

 Ready to dye! 

The dye kit I bought had mini sponges to paint the eggs.  

The kids are to young to understand sponge painting but were really excited just to paint the eggs.  

Athena and her sister did not use the dye cups and ended up just painting the eggs. 

There was some serious dancing before we started our egg hunt.  It was a great energy releasing activity for the kids.   No pics :(.

Egg Hunt

I got the idea to do the egg hunt in the dark with flashlights while lesson planning for the letter E.  I wanted to set up a dramatic play area for 'explorers' and I thought of searching with flashlights.  I was not sure how I was going to do this but then tonight I realized 'Easter eggs, duh! '

Above are the faces we got when we told them they would be hunting in the dark for the eggs! 

Egg in the toy box

Egg in the shoe

Counting up the eggs to see how many more

Where are those eggs?

Under the cotton

In the dolls hands 
(This one got giggles)

An egg hidden with the eggs! 

 Who will find them all? 

Last one

In the pictures you can't tell how dark it was because of the flash on my camera.  :(  But I don't think they will be forgetting this hunt anytime soon. 

My post about the hard issues I am currently dealing with will be posted tomorrow.  


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