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End of the Rainbow

12
Mar

Hailey has been really sick with the flu this week :-(   She is on day 5 of a fever and a horrible cough.  Yesterday when she was feeling good for a little while she said she wanted to do a craft, so we decided to do this pretty simple one.

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 You will need clear contact paper, some sparkly yellow glitter glue, white paper, black paper, tissue paper in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.  (And you may need some yellow paper too if your glitter glue turns out like ours did.)

I cut the contact paper in an arc shape, big enough for the rainbow and for a pot of gold and cloud to fit at the ends of the rainbow.

Hailey put little gold circles on the top of pot to represent the gold.

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 She put the pot of gold on the contact paper and then started the rainbow.

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 Adding some more ripped up tissue paper.

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 The completed rainbow with the pot of gold at the end.  Except you can’t actually see the gold.

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So we added some yellow paper coins instead.

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Pot of Gold

11
Mar

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You will need some yellow paint, glitter, paper plate, round object to paint with, black and green construction paper.

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Mix the glitter and paint together.  Spread it out nice and thin.

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 Cut out a black pot, glue it on the paper and then stamp some shiny gold coins in your pot.

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 Hailey working on her pot of gold.
Hailey has been really sick, but fortunately she was able to join us for a little while to make one too.

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 I think he had fun… I also think he ate some :-)

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Hunter’s completed pot of gold.

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Hailey’s completed pot of gold.

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Tot School

10
Mar

Tot School

Hunter is 14.5 months old

It was another week of sickness at our house :-(   The only healthy day we had was Monday.  So, there wasn’t a whole lot of Tot School being done again.

Our theme this week was the color green and St. Patrick’s Day.

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On Monday Hunter enjoyed playing with his green sensory bin.  He even brought the peas with him when we went to Hailey’s swimming lessons.  Most of Monday was spent doing errands, so that was all we did on Monday.  Tues- Thurs Hunter was too sick to do any Tot School- he had a fever and felt awful and just wanted to be held and snuggled all day.

By Friday Hunter was feeling better, although he was still quite whiny, and Hailey woke up sick.  We did do some Tot School on Friday, so here are a few pictures of what we did get done:

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Hunter made this green Shamrock Suncatcher (original post here.)  Hunter loved the sticky contact paper and really understood what he was supposed to do.  When he would run out of pieces of tissue paper he would sign “more” and wait for more pieces to add.

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I put it up on our sliding glass door that goes to our deck and Hunter loves looking at it!

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 I saw this idea on How We Montessori so I thought we would try it out.  I gave Hunter some of his yogurt melts to put in the tube, which he loved!  We also tried several of his smaller blocks and some of those fit as well.  I think the thing Hunter liked most about this activity was tearing the tape off and carrying it around.  We did this on Friday and he is still carrying around the blue tape today (Sunday).  I think he loves the sticky feeling.

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We also made these Discovery Bottles- Hailey made one too and then decided she should write their names on the bottles so they wouldn’t get mixed up.  Inside each bottle is a St. Patrick’s Day necklace (from the dollar section at Target), pipe cleaner, beads, tissue paper, foam letters to spell their names, yarn and anything else I could find that was green.

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The most important thing is that the bottle make noise when Hunter shakes it.  He doesn’t like his Discovery Bottles with liquid in them as much as he likes the ones that rattle when he shakes them.

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Lastly I used an old wipes container and gave Hunter small rings to push inside.  He absolutely loved this activity and it was definitely his favorite of the week.  He sat and played with this for sooooo long!  He would fill it up with his rings, I would empty it and he would do it again.  Over and over and over!

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And of course he had to shake it to see what kinds of noises it made.

Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.  I hope we are back with a nice healthy week next week!

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Shamrock Suncatcher

08
Mar

It’s been another week of sickness at our house :-(   Hunter had a fever and runny nose and just felt awful, but he is finally feeling better today, so we did our first craft of the week.

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I put contact paper, sticky side up, on the table and then taped it down.  I gave Hunter green tissue paper to put on the contact paper.  (I drew a shamrock shape ahead of time to make it a little easier.)

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Hailey is sick today, she woke up not feeling well with a fever and a cough, but her Motrin had kicked in just in time to help Hunter fill up his shamrock.

Once the shamrock was covered up with tissue paper I put contact paper on the other side of the tissue paper and cut it out.

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The completed shamrock.

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Hunter loves looking at it on our sliding glass doors.  In fact, that’s what he is doing right now while I’m posting this :-)

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