(continued from Week 1)
"I planted, [another] watered, but God made it grow."
1 Corinthians 3:6
The Garden of Eden, Genesis 3 (adapted)
LETTER OF THE MONTH: G
- G is for garden. (Cut out pictures of garden related items from magazines with your tot. Have
your tot glue them on her paper.)
- G is for grass. (Cut out strips of green paper. Have your tot glue them on her paper.)
June Bug and I planted sugar pumpkins, a lettuce mix, Swiss chard, basil and leeks. She helped me spread out the seeds and cover them gently with fresh soil. Once we completed it, we prayed, "Dear Jesus, if it be your will, we humbly request that you make our garden grow." Now we just have to do our part of watering and weeding, and patiently wait...
ART ACTIVITY: Hand and Footprint Flower Painting
I may add some background color and/or a Bible verse to this. I feel like it could use something to help it pop a little bit more. I'll post a picture if I get creative once it dries.
I have been looking forward to this project for a few weeks. However, I was waiting for the right conditions. It had to be nice, so we could do it outside, and, ideally, I hoped to find a time to attempt it while Roo was napping. Today turned out to be the day. Roo went down for an early nap, and the sun was shining, so I jumped on the opportunity. I got the girls in their bathing suits, sunscreened up and outside as soon as Roo fell asleep.
I brushed the paint on their feet, arm and hands with washable paint. The girls did great with this and actually sat still to my surprise. Giggles did ensue, of course. After I assisted them with the actual hand/arm/foot print part of the project, I let down my "neat freak" hair and let the girls go at it with the paint. The had a blast!!!! I had set up the wadding pool earlier this morning hoping today would be the day for this project and after the girls were through body painting their own body and each other I had them clean off in the pool and sprayed them down good with our hose. Messy, messy, messy, but totally fun! That is what washable paint is for I suppose!
For this activity you will need:
* 1 piece of white poster board (I used canvas stapled on a wooden frame)
* washable paint: green (for the stem and leaves) and other colors for the petals
* Start with the stem: Put green paint on tot’s arm (from elbow to wrist) and then
put it on the poster board, gently pressing.
* Next make the leaves: Put green paint on tot’s foot and place it off to one side of
the stem, then do the other side. Use a paintbrush and 'paint’ the paint on feet.
* Then make the flower petals: Use whatever color paint your tot chooses and have
her dip her hand in the paint (to get it evenly spread I used a paintbrush and 'painted'
their hands). Make handprints in a 'flower shape' (I reapplied the paint each time).
For this activity I used our sensory bin from the previous weeks. Rather than sorting the beans by size and color, now I had the girls practice counting by placing the correct number of beans in each labeled cup. June Bug and Lelia can identify the numerals 1-3. However, we will need to spend some more time working on identifying numerals (and letters) in the future. Both girls are beginning to grasp the concept of placing the correct number of bean seeds to match each numeral. This was a challenging task, overall, for both girls. Lots to work on!
SCIENCE CONNECTION: Grass Guys and Gals
I found this super cute project on the website for the magazine, Family Fun. I used blank label stickers and had the girls color them with markers. Then I cut them into face shapes. Super cute. Once the grass grows they will have some hair! Think Chia! :-P
For this activity you will need:
• One 9- or 12-ounce plastic cup
• 1 to 1 1/4 cups of potting soil
• 1 tablespoon of grass seeds
• Decorations, such as office dot stickers,
markers, and ribbon (for safety, it should
measure less than 6 inches long)
1. Fill the cup halfway with soil. Divide the remaining soil in two, then have your child measure the seeds and stir them into one of these halves. Tip: To speed germination, you can first soak the seeds in water overnight.
2. Spoon the seed-filled soil into the cup, then top it with the remaining soil (this final layer should be about 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep). Water the soil well.
3. Let your child decorate the cup with stickers and markers. Finally, leave the plant in a warm, sunny spot to sprout. Water as necessary to keep the soil about as wet as a damp sponge.
FOOD FUN: Sweet Potato Fries...Yum!!!
~ Taken from 1+1+1=1 and Homeschool Creations