Archive for January, 2013

The Spotted Cow


Continuing with our farm theme, we made a cow this week.

We used a paper plate, various pieces to glue onto the cow and a glue stick.  I drew eyes onto the plate ahead of time.

I let Hunter check out the plate, which he thought was a lot of fun.

I put glue on the back of the spots and then let Hunter put them onto the plate.  He seemed to like the stickiness.

Then he added the nose/mouth.  I added the ears and horns.

The finished cow.

Wooly Sheep


Hunter has been learning all about one of his favorite things- farm animals.  So today we made a cute little sheep.

Here’s what you’ll need: paper plate, cotton, glue and cut outs for head, legs, tail and eyes.

I let Hunter explore and play with the cotton for a little while.  He loved it!

Hailey was off from school for MLK day and so Hunter was showing her his cotton balls.  He had so much fun playing with them and of course, throwing them on the floor.

Next I put glue all over the paper plate (I used a glue stick so it wouldn’t be too messy) and I let Hunter check that out.  He wasn’t too sure about his hands sticking to the plate.

I showed him how to stick the cotton balls onto the paper plate and then he copied me.  He would put a piece on and then use 2 of his fingers to pat it down.  It was too cute.

He was having so much fun!  I didn’t get a picture, but I put the sheep’s face together and then put glue on the back and let Hunter put it where he wanted it on his plate.

Hailey wanted to make one too, so here she is working on the face for her sheep.

The finished wooly sheep (Hunter’s is on the top and Hailey’s is on the bottom).

Tot School


Tot School

Hunter is 13 months old.

We had a great week at Tot School this week!  We are still focusing on farm animals and learning body parts.  Hunter is starting to point to his eyes, nose and mouth when asked.  Although he usually misses his eyes and ends up pointing to the side of his head 🙂

Hunter reading a book about farm animals.  This is a Lego book and comes with pieces to build the different farm animals.

After we read the book together we built the animals and then Hunter had fun playing with them.

Hunter worked on his farm animal puzzle.

Hailey helped me make a book about feelings for Hunter.  (Actual post about the whole process here.)

Hunter LOVED the book!  He carried it around and looked at it and when he saw Hailey in the pictures he would say “Hay-Yee!”

I tried to show Hunter how much fun it would be to stack some blocks.  He wasn’t interested, and as you can see he ran away so fast he ended up being a blur… which pretty much sums up how fast he always moves hahaha.

He did hold still for a few seconds so he could taste one of the blocks, but he did not want to stack them.  Of course a couple days later when my camera wasn’t nearby he decided to practice stacking.

Hunter painted for the first time this week.  He painted with farm animals, and he had a great time.  It wasn’t too bad at all, the mess was very minimal.

He had to check out his hands when he was done, he was interested in the different colors on his hands.

We had lots of fun together this week!!  This age is so fun!!

Check out other fun Tot School posts at 1+1+1=1.

Painting With Farm Animals


I decided to be brave and let Hunter have his first experience at painting.  So, one day before he turned 13 months he painted for the first time.

We used paint, card stock, a paper plate and some farm animals.  Also, not pictured is tape.
I taped the card stock to the table so it would stay in place for Hunter.  I put a tiny bit of paint on the paper plate and then rubbed the bottom of the animals in the paint and then showed Hunter how to use it to stamp the paint on the paper.

When Hunter realized what he was doing he was quite pleased.

He worked for a little while and then ripped the paper off the table 🙂

I re-secured the paper and then he painted some more.

He stopped to yell “Hay-Yee” which is how he says Hailey.  I think he wanted her to come and see what he was doing, but she was at school.

Of course he had to check out his hands and see what was on them.

Overall it was actually a lot of fun.  I only gave him a tiny bit of paint, so it didn’t really get messy at all.  He just had a little on his hands, but that was the only place he got it on himself.  The picture he made turned out adorable and is hanging on our refrigerator 🙂

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