I’m getting a head start blogging for next week (Jan 7-11). This is what I have planned. I will post pictures as the week progresses!
Aa color page, Aa writing sheet,
A words: Apple, Ant, Aedan, Airplane, Alligator
Acorn ACORN magnet match
(Post uppercase and lowercase letter and words with pictures on fridge, go over letters daily)
Discussions: (write out and add pics then post on fridge so child can tell daddy all about it – pics jog memory)
- What do you wear outside in the winter? (Hat, coat, boots, snowpants, mittens)
- What do you like to do in the winter? (Snowmen, shovel, skate, sled)
5 Little Snowmen
5 little snowmen standing in a row (hold up 5 fingers)
Each with a hat (pat head) and a big red bow (pull at neck like a bow tie)
Along came the sun (arms form big circle over head) and it shone all day (lean to the left)
And one of those snowmen melted away! (put down one finger)
If all the snowflakes were (child fills in the blank)
(example: chocolate covered cupcakes)
Oh what a snow that would be!
I’d go outside with my mouth opened wide
Ah ah ah ah- ah ah ah-ah ah ah
If all the snowflakes were ___________________
Oh what a snow that would be!
- Expansion: Coloring with markers / paint / paper tearing (or cutting): create a winter scene on construction paper with ‘chocolate covered cupcakes’ falling from cloud
- Cut out and number snowflakes 1 – 20. Hang from ceiling, tape to wall or keep on a table for child to play. Take time to count everyday.
- Expansion: get number flashcards and match numbers to snowflakes by laying snowflake on top of corresponding card.
- Fake snow, cotton balls, winter/arctic animal toob
- Fresh, clean snow, gloves, shovel, spray bottle with colored water, winter/arctic animal toob
- Shaving cream, colored ice cubes in primary colors (child mixes to make secondary colors)
This was a very fun, highly anticipated sensory play day! He had so much fun and I loved watching him explore the foam and ice 🙂 AND BONUS: Our sensory bucket got inadvertently scrubbed and cleaned out; sweet-smelling and shiny new for our next sensory play day!
- Sensory bottle: water, oil, and chunky white glitter/confetti
Outside: winter play, sledding, shoveling, skating, — hot cocoa snack
Bath Play: ICEBERG!
***prep 24 hours in advance***
food coloring, water balloons, freezer, winter/arctic animal toob
- Freeze Water balloons filled with colored water (add a couple drops of food coloring before filling with water). Flatten some in the freezer so they can float with a flat surface for animals to sit on in bath
- Break open balloons and float in tub – add winter/arctic animal toob
Play Doh: 1/4c salt 1c flour 1/4c water
White glitter, winter theme cookie cutters
(mix and knead with your child – part of the fun!)
Construction paper snowman
-blue construction paper, snowman shapes/accessories cut from construction paper, glue, paintbrush
-Cut out all pieces of a snowman, with your child build the snowman on the paper
– when done, allow child to build it again on their own, gluing this time
- Snow Paintings
Blue construction paper, brush, snow paint
SNOW PAINT: 2T white paint, 1/3c glue, 2c shaving cream
Mix glue and paint, fold in shaving cream
- Stained Glass Snowflakes
-Black construction paper, scissors, contact paper, blue and white tissue paper
-Cut out outline of snowflake, place on contact paper and trim contact paper, allow child to tear and crumple tissue paper and stick to contact paper, use another piece of contact paper to sandwich snowflake, trim, and place in window
- Epsom Salt Craft Stick Snowflakes
– craft sticks, glue, paint brush Epsom salt, food coloring(optional),
– prep: dye Epsom salt (blue?) ahead of time and allow to dry
– morning: arrange and glue craft sticks to make the shape of a snowflake, allow to dry
– afternoon: paint snowflake with glue and sprinkle with Epsom salt, allow to dry, secure using fishing line/yarn display in window using suction cup