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Finish the Egg

This activity went with our letter E, Easter theme you can find here

When I saw this activity I really liked it.  It is super easy to make and it is open for many different levels of learning. When creating your symmetrical egg you can make it as easy or as hard as you like. 


paperpencil/markerBefore we got started I explained, by example on the board, what we were doing.
I had two older dragons with me when we did this activity.  To make this more challenging and to take up a bit more time because I knew they would finish fast, I had each of them design half an egg for the other person.  Together we brainstormed some ideas on what they could do for their egg designs and they were quickly excited to start. 
This activity is great for fine motor skills and extra pencil holding practice.  For the Little Dragon I tried to do designs he may see in his letter practice and I also threw in some challenges.  He is pretty good at writing his letters already.
The older dragons giggled and g…

Egg Sticker Count

Little Dragon worked on his double digit numbers with this This was an easy activity to make

paper with an egg drawn on it and numberedan extra paper with numbers for referenceplenty of stickersThe reference guide was a saver for Little Dragon.  He has numbers 1-10 down but needs a practice with 11-20 which is why I made this activity.  

He was able to get through it alright and he did a lot of counting to make sure he had the right number or how many more stickers he needed. 

He was very proud when he finished and focused during the activity.  

This could easily be modified for many themes or lines on a paper just to practice numbers. 

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E is for Easter Eggs

I know I know a typical Easter letter choice and theme.  But Little Dragon hadn't quiet mastered letter E yet and Easter was the perfect time to reiterate this letter, plus I thought it would help him remember.  

We started the week of with our bin of eggs

You can call it a sensory bin because there are some sensory experiences here, but none my dragons hadn't experienced before.

This week

We played some egg games  Stack 'Em Don't Crack 'Em Egg Toss Minute to Win It
Roll and Stack

We practiced handwriting and reading on the white board The older dragons unscrambled the words and Little Dragon had to read the unscrambled word.
And fixed sentences Little Dragon had to find all of the letter e's in the sentence

He also did some standard letter E handwriting

Little Dragon worked in his red binder

In the red binder we go over what day it isthe number of the day (the date)before and after clocks and time1 domino math equationpractice writing his namerhymingaddressphone numbermissin…

St. Patricks Day

With Doll Dragon being in school now and Little Dragon headed there next year I decided to tone down the St. Patrick's Day expectations. 

We still had fun just not a whole day filled up with activity. 
First the dragons woke up to green toilet water. 
Doll Dragon used the restroom first and didn't say anything to me until after she went to the bathroom. 
I was packing her lunch and I hear a worried " mommy!?" Coming from upstairs. I smiled to myself knowing what was going on and had to compose my laughter as I approached  
She told me the water was green and asked me to come look at it because she didn't think she should pee green. 
Before things got out of hand too quickly I asked "was it green before you went potty?"

 She paused and then sighed in relief. Then she asked "Well why would the water be green? Did daddy put something in the water to clean it?"

At this point Little Dragon was in the bathroom looking into the toilet with her.  Soon giggles …

Take The Gold

I know this is late but my current pregnant condition has made sitting at the computer more difficult.  But nevertheless I want to share what we did on St. Patrick's Day. 

Take the gold is a game we created involving color recognition, numbers, addition, subtraction, and a little competition. 
We started by identifying the colors and order of the rainbow. We put some of each color in our grab pile. 
To grab a color you had to roll the number corresponding with that color in the rainbow.  For example: red-1, orange-2, yellow-3, etc.  You could roll two dice if you could call out both the number and color correctly. Even me and Master Dragon forgot to call out both sometimes.
After a few rounds of players being stuck, even rolling two dice, we decided if your dice total was the number you were seeking you could gain that color Lego for your rainbow. (Adding and subtracting)

Once your rainbow is complete you now have your chance to defeat the leprechaun! 

You roll one di and one of the other p…