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M&M's Counting

I am feeling back on schedule after almost 3 weeks of down time.
Jerry was laid off and it changed the schedule for awhile.

I am behind on blog posts :/.

We finished the letter G activities last week and I told the kids we preschool was over until August.  All of their cousins and friends are out of school for the summer and I want the kids to have that 'summer' feeling.

Instead of doing our daily preschool schedule we are going to be doing activities I didn't have time to do during the school year.
I hope to get in more art and pretend play with the kids this summer.

Last week:
 M&M's

I found this book at the library thumbed through it and thought it was great for the kids.  Not only was it math it was also a treat! 























I bought enough packages of m&m's for Jerry to participate in the project with the kids. 

Athena, Liam, and Jerry followed along with the book.  
It was difficult for Spencer to follow along so I had him sort his colors and count how many he had in each pile.  He also identified the shapes he saw in the book but I didn't have him make the shapes with the m&m's.  The older kids were having a hard time with that. 
When we finished the book the kids put all their extra m&m's in a lunch bag to have as a treat for the remainder of the week. 

When Spencer was coming down the stairs after going potty he saw the rice I keep on top of the speaker.  He asked if he could play with his cars in the rice. 
I thought....why not? 
We don't have preschool and this is an activity.  This is the kind of stuff I want the kids to enjoy this summer.  I don't want to clean it but I told myself and the kids we would do activities and, let me tell you, they have plenty of ideas :). 



I gave them each a tray, rice, and some tools to play.  


Game Nite
Jerry and I usually have friends over Saturday nights for games but this Saturday we did not make plans and planned to have a game night with the kids.
The kids know what game night is: snacks, drinks, games, music, and laughing. 
We had it all for them and they got to stay up past bed time! 

After the game there was a little playing and the kids slept very well :)





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  1. I love these ideas. I've used mini marshmallows in my home :) i hope u can come by and share this on our #kidinthekitchen linky this week http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2013/06/popsicle-stick-people-kids-craft-kidsinthekitchen.html

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  2. These look so fun...and yummy! No wonder they stayed up late, lol! :) Thanks for sharing this at Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets!

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    1. There was some sneaking pieces of M&M's during the activity and it was fun :). I would like to see more books like this one.

      Teach Me Tuesday is a wonderful idea that I now have bookmarked for a go to during lesson plans!
      Thank you for hosting and thank you for visiting :)

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