Archive for the ‘Summer’ Category
We have been busy having fun this summer! We need to keep a routine and have some structure, otherwise it gets a little crazy around here. Plus, I don’t want anyone to forget what they learned last year. So, here is what we’ve been up to:
Every day we do a short circle time. A lot of times, Hailey likes to be in charge of doing circle time. We do the pledge, calendar, days of the week, months, and weather. We also go over numbers, ABCs, and shapes. We usually have a story during circle time too. Here they were watching a 4th of July story that I found on YouTube, becuase I don’t have any books about the 4th of July. (As you can see, sometimes Harper joins in for circle time.)
Last week we sang some 4th of July songs and danced around waving flags.
Then the blasted off like rockets- they had to start on the couch, of course.
I used several July 4th printables from This Reading Mama. This book was one of the printables. It was perfect! Hunter was able to “read” it all by himself!
Anthony could “read” it too! They were both so proud of themselves for being able to read the book.
On this paper, I called out a number and they had to use a do-a-dot marker to stamp the number I said.
Every day we have table toys time. I get out a different toy, that is not normally played with, and they sit at the table and use the toy. This is one of their favorite times of the day! On Monday they used letters with pegs.
On Tuesday they built with Widgets.
On Wednesday they used playdough.
On Thursday they built with blocks.
On Friday they were able to pick their favorite from the week and do that again- they agreed that playdough was their favorite.
We also do a little writing each day. This is definitely not their favorite part, but we get it done. On this day they were decorating folders to keep all of their summer writing in.
We do art a few times each week too. One of the projects we made was a Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom tree with their names.
Since it was the week before the 4th of July, they made a fireworks painting. They used forks and dipped them into the paint, then made fireworks on their papers.
They also made flags using popsicle sticks and paint.
Of course, there is also lots of free time to play, go outside, and relax. So far, we’re having a great summer!
Hailey made this adorable bumble bee at VBS and I just had to share it!
Hailey made this very simple butterfly and it came out cute.
She painted circles onto a butterfly shape.
Then we used a hole puncher to punch out different colored circles. She added those to the butterfly and then added some antenna. (She mixed glue into the paint so that the little circles would stick.)
The finished butterfly
We made this cute napkin holder that looks like a watermelon. It’s perfect for summer picnics!
Paint the inside circle of a paper plate red.
Once the red is dry, paint the outside circle green.
Use a Q-tip to add black dots (seeds) to the red.
Once it dries, fold the paper plate in half.
Then fold the corners in, as pictured, and glue them shut. I used a clothespin to hold the edges closed while the glue dried.
Cut a slit in the watermelon.
Completed napkin holder.