Archive for the ‘Weather’ Category
We’ve been talking about weather this week and how the weather in March can be like a lion or a lamb. We talked about how windy the weather can be sometimes. I saw a pinwheel over at Preschool Playbook and decided we should make it to help Hailey understand wind.
First you need a square piece of paper. Put an X through the piece of paper. In the middle, I drew a circle around a nickel.
Then Hailey colored both sides of the piece of paper. After she finished coloring, I cut on the lines, stopping at the edge of the circle. Next you have to bend every other corner towards the middle of the paper.
When you have the four pieces in the middle, take a straight pin and push it through all four pieces. Then push the pin into the eraser on an unsharpened pencil.
Hailey loved her pinwheel!
Yesterday I posted our lion that Hailey made since March came in like a lion. Since we can only assume that March will be going out like a lamb, Hailey made a lamb.
You’ll need a black oval for the face (I used chalk to draw a mouth), 2 small ovals for ears, 2 google eyes, and 1 pink triangle for a nose. You’ll also need a paper plate, cotton and glue.
Hailey put the face of her lamb together.
Then she glued the face onto the paper plate.
Next she added some cotton.
The finished lamb.
Our theme this week is weather in March. I explained to Hailey that the weather in March can be referred to as a lion or a lamb and we talked about examples of each kind of weather. We decided that we were definitely in the middle of some lion like weather and made a lion for our craft.
You’ll need a paper plate and some tissue paper or construction paper. I didn’t have any brown tissue paper, so that is construction paper but the yellow and orange are tissue paper. Hailey started out making a pattern around her plate (this will be the mane).
Then she decided she just wanted to add a bunch of pieces.
You’ll need these pieces for the lion’s face- a yellow diamond for the head, 2 yellow circles for ears, an orange triangle for the nose, black rectangles for whiskers and wiggle eyes.
Hailey putting the face together.
Then she glued the face onto the plate.
The finished lion.
We have been having some really cold temperatures lately and Hailey has really been wanting to play in the snow. But it’s just been too cold to even be outside. So, I brought the snow inside.
I put some towels down and gave Hailey one bin full of snow and an empty bin. I also gave her some cups and spoons for digging.
We later added some cars and people to the snow. And Hailey wanted to see what the snow felt like with her bare hands. We were going to make a snowman but it was not snowman building snow, so we’ll have to try that another time.
When we finished playing with the snow we put some snow in one of the cups and kept an eye on it for the rest of the day.
A little while later there was still a little bit of snow left but most of it had melted.
The next time we checked our cup the snow was gone and it was all water. Hailey said, “Ooooo. The snow melted and turned to water!”