Tuesday, September 22, 2009

First day of school!

Friday, September 11th was our first day of Clever Sprouts preschool! Since I hadn't advertised yet and the two other little ones I was expecting couldn't make it, it was just my son, Christian. I went all out and did the entire two hours with all the activities anyway! We started with saying his name with the "Hickety-pickety bumblebee" game.

Then I had him find his name in a group of paper plates with names on them.

Next, I read "The Kissing Hand" and helped him make the sign for love.
We also made kissing hand necklaces.
One of his favorite things of the day was this video of "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" which he had to watch three times and has been telling everyone about. I had him help make the snack--a tree like the one in the story with string cheese for the trunk, green apple slices, grapes and Alpha Bits cereal.
I then had him color and help to assemble this paper sack backpack.

We sang the alphabet song a few times and lastly I drew lots of alphabet movement cards out of a sack for Christian to act out. These were a big hit! In this picture he has the "Ff Flex your muscles" card and is flexing away.
It was a great first day! We're looking forward to a few friends joining us, though.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

B is for Boat

More goodies (a.k.a. letter themed crafts)! Click the pic or the origin site for info.
egg carton boats
from Kaboose.com

bagel bird feeder
from About.com: Family Crafts

plastic bag butterfly
from Rainbow Star Books

banana boats
from Camp Wisconsin

bug catcher necklace
from WhiMSy love

bean bag toss game
from Chica and Jo

bear mask
from Billy Bear 4 Kids

bumble bee
from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman

bird binoculars
from create-kids-crafts

bubble wrap prints
from first pallette

bat wreath
from DLTK

homemade butter
from Crunchy Chicken Cooks

bird racers
from Ordinary Life Magic

bookworm bookmark
bread dough ornaments
from eHow.com

boat in a bottle
from Creative Crafts

beautiful bubble wands
from Frugal Family Fun

bear pencil toppers
from Pacon

handprint bats
from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman

butterfly net
from ...imagine childhood

baking bread
from Montessori for Everyone

milk carton Columbus boat
from DLTK

cardboard boomerang
from Family Fun

coffee filter butterflies
from Kaboose

foam beads
from Making Friends

hot air balloon
from toddler craft

juice box boat
from inchmark

BBQ coloring page
from Print Activities

letter bean matching
from Dresses 'n Messes

bubble painting
from KidGlue Crafts

origami boats
from wikiHow

brown bag bird
from Crafts 'n Activities for Kids

playing bakery
from Kiddley

ball birds
from se7en

Brown Bear, Brown Bear felt board characters