Archive for January, 2013
…and a cluck cluck there…
Continuing with the farm animal theme, we made chicken handprints this week. I saw this idea at Handprint and Footprint Art.
I painted Hunter’s hand white, which he thought was very funny. I didn’t expect him to do it, but he clapped his hands together when I did it… resulting in 2 painted hands Once the paint from his handprint dried I just added the head, feet, etc. Hailey was using water colors at the table at the same time so I just used her water colors, but I would probably not recommend that as the colors really faded when the paint dried.
Hailey made a handprint chicken too!
I love handprint and footprint art… it’s really not that messy, especially if you’re prepared with some baby wipes right at the table with you. Plus it’s such a cute keepsake!
Since president’s day is coming up Hailey has been learning about Abraham Lincoln. She made a book about Abraham Lincoln- she colored it, read it and answered questions at the end of it. We read a lot of information about Abraham Lincoln and talked quite a bit about him. Hailey wanted to know how many people were killed during the civil war, so we ended up on this Civil War Facts site learning more about the Civil War. We both really enjoyed learning about Abraham Lincoln.
Did you know that he used to keep things inside of his hat? I just learned that this week I saw this cute craftivity at A Cupcake for the Teacher and knew we had to do it. I just found her site a couple of weeks ago and I love her ideas!!
Hailey made this Abraham Lincoln (I used a file folder for his face, I have not been able to find construction paper that color). His hat has a flap on it that says “Lift Abraham Lincoln’s hat to see what Hailey would keep inside.”
Under the flap it says, “If I had Abraham Lincoln’s hat,_____” and then Hailey had to fill in what she would keep inside. She wrote, “I would keep my brother in Abraham Lincoln’s hat with some food.” Hahaha
I saw this adorable footprint pig over at Handprint and Footprint Art and I knew we had to make it for Hunter’s farm animal theme.
I painted Hunter’s foot, which he thought was pretty funny. I’m sure he wondered what in the world I was doing to him, but he just smiled and laughed about it. I had baby wipes at the table ready to clean off his foot, and there was no mess at all. I added the ears and tail afterwards. Once the footprint was dry I used a fine tip sharpie to add the rest.
Hailey wanted to make one too- so this is her footprint pig. She did everything herself and did a great job!!
I think these turned out so cute and since they are their precious little footprints they are crafts I will probably keep.
Hunter is 13 months old.
It was another busy and fun week at Tot School We are still focusing on Farm Animals and learning body parts. I think we will do that for one more week and then move on in February.
Hailey worked with Hunter, trying to teach him the song “Head and Shoulders.” He enjoyed watching and dancing along.
Practicing pointing to his mouth.
Exploring cotton for a Wooly Sheep craft we made to go along with our farm theme. He really seemed to enjoy the cotton.
Hunter did a really good job putting the cotton on for our craft. He kept looking at his hands when the cotton started sticking to his fingers.
Hunter and Hailey’s sheep. You can see the whole post here.
Hunter also made a cow this week. He loved putting the spots and nose on.
The completed cow. You can see the original post here.
Hailey read Hunter a book about animals. He loves this book because it makes the different animal noises. He usually loves to listen to it over and over again, but he was preoccupied with something else this day- and as soon as Hailey finished reading he picked up the book and went and put it on the piano bench and said, “Aaaa daaa!” which is how he says “all done.”
Hunter loves his books! He enjoyed this book all about horses.
Reading another farm animal book.
Hunter was also sick this week and had to have some nebulizer breathing treatments. During his treatments he watched Baby Einstein Baby McDonald which all about farms- he loved it!!
Hunter practiced stacking cups.
He loved putting the cups inside of each other and then shaking them. What a fun sound that made!
Hunter also got into some mischief this week:
(Yes, that is my Christmas tree still up. But since I couldn’t keep Hunter out from underneath it we had to take it down. I can’t remember the last time we had our tree down before the end of January, I usually love to keep it up and enjoy the lights as long as possible.)
Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots have been up to this last week.