Holidays

St. Patrick’s Day

or each season we’ve started decorating our glass front door.  since St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow we made up some fun decorations to try to trick a leprechaun into coming to our house.  We made shamrocks, rainbows, and a pot of gold. for the shamrocks, we used leftover heart-shaped doilies from Valentine’s Day. i cut out …

Holidays

diy preschool stringing activity

this winter is dragging on forever.  we keep getting what i call “teaser days.”  y’know,  the nice days when you can go outside with just a sweatshirt on and enjoy the warm sunshine-y day.  days like those are usually followed by a week of bitter cold.  right now we’re in the throes of another week like …

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painting with toys

this project was inspired by Bear’s excitement at seeing a picture of his footprints in the snow.  we identified several diFFeReNT fOOtpRinTS in the picture: his, mine, a bird’s, and some sort of animal.  we talked a little bit about how different people and animals leave different marks, tracks, or prints when they walk.  with the …

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when he’s grown

when he’s grown i will miss his sticky fingers and ticklish toes when he’s grown i will miss the way he looks at me as if i put the stars in the sky when he’s grown i will miss that sweet smell he has when he first wakes up when he’s grown he’ll no longer …

Fine Motor Activities

crayola window markers

the writing isn’t on the wall…it’s on the window! when i was 2, i took it upon myself to “decorate” a piece of the wall in my great-grandma’s house with cRaYOn.  my mother and i lived there at the time, so she immediately reprimanded me, gave me a bowl of soapy water, and made me start scRuBBinG.  my …