Archive for the ‘Painting’ Category

Apple Tree Activity

24
Sep

I love how these apple trees turned out!  Plus, they were easy and fun to make :-)

Apple Tree Craft

First, we glued the base of the tree onto the paper.

Apple Tree Craft

Next, we glued ripped up pieces of green paper to the top of the tree.

Apple Tree Craft

After that we stamped red, yellow and green paint onto the trees to represent apples.  We used the ends of markers to do it, they were the perfect size.

Hailey decided to rip up more paper to add some grass and a sunshine.

Apple Tree Craft

Our finished apple trees.

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Apple Tree Craft

17
Sep

Here is a simple apple tree craft:

Apple Tree Craft

First Hailey and Hunter painted a paper plate green.

Apple Tree Craft

Then Hailey ripped up some red construction paper.

Apple Tree Craft

Hunter gluing some apples onto his tree.

Apple Tree Craft

Hailey adding some apples.

Apple Tree Craft

Completed apple trees.

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Tot School

04
Aug

Tot School

Hunter is 19.5 months old.

Well, several weeks have gotten away from me again without a Tot School post.  That’s what summer vacation will do to ya!  Anyway, here is what Hunter did over the last few weeks.

Tot School

 Our color for the month of July was purple, so Hunter got to use the do-a-dot markers and make a purple picture.  I definitely slacked in the color teaching department though and we didn’t do very many purple related activities.

Our theme during the month of July was ocean/beach.  Here are some of the projects we made:

Whale Craft

Hunter painted a whale.

Whale Craft

The whales turned out cute!  You can see the whole post here.

Popsicle Stick Fish

He painted some popsicle sticks to make a fish.

Popsicle Stick Fish

Hunter’s finished Popsicle Stick Fish- see the whole post here.

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Next we made jellyfish, and Hunter had fun painting his paper bowl.

I turned around for a few seconds…

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and Hunter had fun painting his face.

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I guess he wanted to make sure I knew how the paint got there.

Jellyfish Craft

Our completed Jellyfish- see the whole post here.

Dolphin Unit Snack

We made a fish craft snack, which Hunter ate before I could take a picture of it :-)

Dolphin Unit Snack

Here are the ones that Hailey and I made- they were cute and yummy.

Dolphin Unit Craft

Hunter loves when we do activities and crafts.  When he sees me getting things out, preparing to make something, he has to look and see what I’m doing.  Then he’ll say, “Paint” and “Coat,” which is what he calls his smock.

Dolphin Unit Craft

Hunter and Hailey working on painting to make a Killer Whale.

Dolphin Unit Craft

Completed Killer Whales- see full post here.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Hunter loved feeling the stickiness of the contact paper for our Fish Aquariums.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Completed Fish Aquariums- see full post here.

Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.

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Poppins Book Nook- Ocean/Beach Theme

29
Jul

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The theme for the Poppins Book Nook for the month of July is ocean/beach.  This worked out perfectly for us because Hailey really showed a big interest in learning about the ocean after our recent trip to the beach.

Dolphin Unit

Dolphin Unit

The first thing Hailey did was make a KWL chart… she listed the things she knows and the things she wants to know.

Ocean Unit

Then we got some books out of the library… some ocean related books…

Dolphin Unit

and some dolphin related books.  There were just so many good ones I couldn’t decide what to pick!

Dolphin Unit

We really enjoyed the books, but this was our favorite.  There were so many interesting facts and bright, colorful pictures.

Dolphin Unit

Hailey is working on a unit study about dolphins.  We didn’t finish it in time to include it in this post, but I hope to post about later this week as we are almost done.

Dolphin Unit

She is also creating a dolphin lapbook, which is not done either.  Come back later this week to see a post about that.

Dolphin Unit Snack

We made a yummy treat to go along with our ocean theme… Hunter ate his before I could take a picture.

Dolphin Unit Snack

They turned out cute!  It’s just a graham cracker with blue frosting, some goldfish and some sprinkles.

Dolphin Unit Snack

Hailey was pleased with the results too :-)

Of course, we had to make a craft, and we decided to make a killer whale.

Dolphin Unit Craft

You’ll need:
paper plate
black paint
black construction paper
something to paint with
pencil
googly eyes
glue
yarn

Dolphin Unit Craft

Hunter saw me setting up to do an activity and he got super excited to get started!

Dolphin Unit Craft

The first thing we did was draw a line with a pencil on the plates, showing how far we wanted the black paint to go.  Then Hunter and Hailey painted their plates.

Dolphin Unit Craft

Add some googly eyes

Dolphin Unit Craft

Some yarn for a mouth

Dolphin Unit Craft

Our completed killer whales.

 If you’re looking for more beach/ocean related activities I have posted several this month- check them out!

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