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Hunter is 30 months old.
Letter V Activities:
We always start the week with a letter paper- this printable is from 1+1+1=1.
Hunter decorated a letter V to make our letter project.
V is for volcano.
The shape we concentrated on this week was the triangle. I put painter’s tape onto a piece of paper and had Hunter paint all around the paper.
Then I peeled the tape off and we were left with this triangle.
Hunter practiced his shapes with this shape printable from 1+1+1=1. I put it on a cookie sheet, then asked him to find a shape, and he found the shape and put a magnetic pom pom on the shape I asked for.
Hunter played with Mickey and Minnie in this bin of pom poms.
Hunter and Hailey used our unifix cubes to build all sorts of things- but mostly swords to fight each other.
We used the magnetic pom poms again to practice numbers.
We are working on a super fun unit all about caterpillars and butterflies. Hailey has read a different book each day during science.
For one craft we made these cute caterpillars- pom poms glued onto clothespins, then we added googly eyes.
The next day we put our caterpillars into toilet paper tubes and wrapped yarn around them to represent a chrysalis.
Then we colored coffee filters with washable markers and sprayed them with water. When the colors run together it looks so pretty- we used these to turn our caterpillars into butterflies.
Hailey and Hunter made life cycle plates about the butterflies. Hunter loves it when he gets to do whatever Hailey is doing!
Here is Hunter’s finished life cycle plate- eggs to larva (caterpillar) to pupa (chrysalis) to adult (butterfly).
We also made some butterfly sun catchers.
Here is Hunter’s finished butterfly.
We sang a song about a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Hailey and Hunter loved the song and the hand motions to go with it. Here are the words that we sang:
I saw a caterpillar
climbing up a tree.
He wiggled and he wiggled,
he wiggled right at me.
I put him in a box,
“Stay right there,” I said.
But, when I opened up the box
a butterfly instead.
I couldn’t do it,
even if I tried.
Only God in heaven
could make a butterfly.
Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.
We thought it would be fun to talk about Volcanos to go along with our letter of the week. So we read some books and looked at pictures and then made our own.
3 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
2 tbsp of cooking oil
We formed our volcano around an empty yogurt container.
Hailey decided to paint her volcano brown.
Once everything was dry we made our volcano erupt. We mixed:
2 spoonfuls of baking soda
1 spoonful of dish soap
red and yellow food coloring
and when we were ready to set it off- we added the vinegar
(Rich thought it would be fun to mix all of those things together inside a water bottle and then hold his finger over the top while the pressure built up. Let’s just say it erupted like what an actual volcano probably does and the kitchen was a mess!)
Hailey coloring her verse for the week. The letter V was kind of a hard letter to start with- the verse was hard for her to remember.
Then she colored and cut her One Way sign.
And read the One Way book.
Our letter this week is the letter V. Here are some of the things we did to learn our letter. I only post the things I am able to take pictures of, but we do a lot more.
First we made a V is for vase. Hailey started out by coloring some coffee filters.
Then she sprayed the coffee filters with a light mist of water. After the coffee filters dried I cut out some flowers.
V is for Vase.
Then Hailey cut out various vegetables that we found in the the fliers from our newspaper.
This “V is for vegetables” page will go in our alphabet book.
I got this letter V sheet here and had Hailey stamp all of the letter Vs with her do-a-dot markers.
Musings of Me has a whole Valentine’s Day unit with tons of fun printables. That’s where this is from.
This is also from Musings of Me- Hailey had to sort the letters based on whether it was a V or some other letter.
I’ll be posting all of our Valentine’s Day projects this week so be sure to check back!
We have not been around much lately as we are doing some work on our new house and preparing to move in. We only had time to get one activity done this week. Our letter this week was the letter V and we made a V is for Volcano craft.
Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper, glue, scissors, marker
Make a large “V” and a whole bunch of little “V”s.
Glue the V onto the construction paper.
Add the little “V”s- and try to make them look like the lava coming out of the volcano.
The completed Volcano V.