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Bee Crafty Kids- Fun With Spiders

08
Nov

Welcome back to the Bee Crafty Kids link up that I am co-hosting with To The Moon and Back and Look! We’re Learning.

Spider Unit

We are doing a fun unit about spiders right now.  I am loving learning all about spiders, but I am pretty sure that I will always be very terrified of them.

Here are some of the fun activities we did this week with our spider unit:

Spider Unit

We used Oreo cookies, Twizzlers (the ones that you can peel), frosting and M&Ms to make a little spider snack.

Spider Unit

Here is Hailey’s completed spider.

Spider Unit

Hailey and Hunter made these cute spider hats.  Hunter wasn’t a fan of his and said, “NO spider!”  He was willing to pose for a picture, but he refused to wear it after that.

Spider Unit

Then we made another spider snack- these did not turn out exactly like I thought they would hahahaha… we used a donut, pretzels, frosting and M&Ms.

Spider Unit

Here is Hailey’s spider

Spider Unit

Ummmm… and Hunter’s spider

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This was mine, a bit more of what I had in mind.  But, when Hailey and Hunter pushed the legs (pretzels) into the body (donut) they didn’t do it very gently, so the donuts pretty much crumbled.  They were yummy anyway 🙂

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Halloween Party

05
Nov

Even though Halloween was last week, I figured I would still post what we did for our party.  We had a lot of fun!

Halloween

We decided to paint our pumpkins this year instead of carving them.  Hunter painted his green so it could be Mike from Monsters Inc.

Halloween

Hailey painted hers blue so it could be Sully from Monsters Inc.

Halloween

Sully and Mike… Hailey did most of the work and she did such a good job!

Halloween

For our party we had some yummy, unhealthy snacks.  There were apple slices too, but they weren’t as popular as the cookies and donuts.

Halloween

We listened to Halloween music and danced 🙂  Hailey wore her costume, she was Ariel.  Hunter insisted on wearing his Lightning McQueen pajamas instead of his Spiderman costume.

Halloween

I hung donuts up on or deck and we tried to eat them without using our hands.

Halloween

We played “Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin”

Halloween

We played a spider toss game- we threw little plastic spiders onto the web and then added up our points to see who won.

Halloween

Rich had fun playing all of our games too 🙂

Spider Glyph

We also make these cute spiders- you can see my Spider Glyph post here.

It was a fun party!!

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Tot School

03
Nov

Tot School

Hunter is 22 1/2 months old.

We had a fun week at Tot School!

I just have to say that as you look at the pictures you might notice that Hunter is wearing the same shirt every day.  He has recently become quite attached to his Lightning McQeen pajama shirt.  He insists on wearing all. of. the. time!  I decided that if we are not leaving the house I am not fighting that battle with him.  So, that is why he always has it on 🙂

Tot School

Hunter’s letter this week was the letter D.

Tot School

He made a “D is for Dinosaur” using an idea I saw at Homeschool Creations.

Tot School

Hunter loves the do-a-dot markers and had fun stamping the letter D from COAH.

Tot School

Hunter practiced his counting, using these fun dinosaur numbers.  (from COAH)

Tot School

I had Hunter use this printable to practice color sorting. (from COAH)

Tot School

We have been learning all about bats, so Hunter had fun making a bat craft.

Tot School

Hunter’s finished bat.

Tot School

We learned how a mother bat uses her sense of smell to find her baby bat.  I dipped cotton balls into different things like vinegar, vanilla, coffee and perfume.  I let Hailey pick a “baby” and then I blind folded her and had her find her “baby” using her sense of smell.  We had a lot of fun doing that, so Hunter wanted to be a part too.  He loved smelling the different cotton balls!

Tot School

Hailey just started a spider unit and this was our first experiment.  We learned how spiders eat their prey by injecting venom into it, which turns the insect into liquid and then the spider drinks the food.  So, Hunter wanted to do the experiment too!  We put our prey (a sugar cube) in a cup.  Then we injected it with venom (water) and drank our prey.  They both loved it!

Spider Glyph

We made a spider glyph, which you can see here.  Hunter made his the way he wanted and didn’t really care about the directions 😉  I love how his spider turned out!

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

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Bee Crafty Kids- Spider Glyph

01
Nov

Welcome back to the Bee Crafty Kids link up that I am co-hosting with To The Moon and Back and Look! We’re Learning.

We are starting a fun unit all about spiders… at least I’m hoping it will be fun.  I like making spider crafts, but when it comes to looking at real spiders it’s not quite so fun 🙂

Our first spider craft was a fun spider glyph I got from Spiders: A Creepy Crawly Extravaganza.

Spider Glyph

I set up all the parts of the craft and the directions.
Some of the directions included- add a bow if you are girl, add stripes on the legs if fall is your favorite season, etc.

Spider Glyph

Hunter is happy anytime he can glue, so he had fun making his spider.

Spider Glyph

Hailey had fun creating her spider and following the directions.

Spider Glyph

Putting everything together.

Spider Glyph

Hailey’s finished spider

Spider Glyph

Hunter’s finished spider

Spider Glyph

Rich made one too, and when my parents came over on Halloween they each made one as well.

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Now it’s your turn! Link up and share what you and your kids have been busy making. Grab a button so others can join in the crafting fun too 🙂

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Rules are simple:

~Enter the direct link to one or more of your own posts that showcase a craft or hands on activity for children.

~A link back with the above button is appreciated, but not required

~Try to at least comment on one or two of the other blogs that took the time to share and join!


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