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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Week in Review: Color Week 2

Our yummy strawberry spread :)

Froglet dumped them into the sorting tray.
Then he put them back in the tubes.
I Love love love the Lakeshore ones, but they don't fit my budget.
I got these tubes at Wal~Mart.
The pieces are pretty sturdy.
The lids are a bit tricky, but not too bad.

We are still working on painting.
I keep trying.  Maybe if I start making the handprint wreath he will paint more!

Cinnamon Mix, did not disappoint!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Let Go My Lego



Color Red

Trace the Shape- Rectangle

Numeral- 14

Name Practice- Lego letters

Write a letter on different Legos.

Here are the books we will use:


Story-I have been wracking my brain and searching for Lego books... while I was scanning books, I came across these.  I mean I just bought them, you would think I would remember I had them!  :)

New Red Lego had to build, using many bricks.
With a green one here and a red one there,
here a yellow, there a blue, everywhere a Lego. 
New Red Lego had to build a shiny new tower.

Sung to Old MacDonald Written by yours truly!


Art~ Free choice Lego painting
Put some paint out on small paper plates and put a Lego on each plate.  You could get all fancy and match the Lego to the paint :)

Math/Life Skills/Science Brick Math

Snack- Lego crackers 

Spread (peanut butter or cream cheese or whatever) on long Club crackers and cut up some grapes into circles. Attach on top like a Lego. 

Story- Choose a Lego book

Fingerplay- Sing "New Red Lego" Song using real Legos. 

Hold out a colored Lego and have your child say the name of the Lego.

Art- Lego's in dough

I might bring out these small blocks in addition to the large Duplo ones :)

Math/Life Skills/Science- Roll a Duplo Tower
Roll a number cube. Take that many blocks.

You could roll a certain number of times and stop. You could race to a certain number. 

We will play until Froglet gets board.

Snack- Cracker with circle cheese I'm trying to figure out what I can use to cut such small circle... like the size of a test tube.

Story- pick a Lego book 


Art- L is for Lego

I am going to draw a large capital L on paper and have Froglet paint inside (yeah who am I kidding, he's not staying inside the lines lol   That is PERFECTLY fine!)   

Math/Life Skills/Science Match Lego Towers

Grab some HERE and HERE

Snack-Crackers with Cheez Wiz (I think I am going to soften some cream cheese and put in my Pampered Chef decorator bottles and make my own)
I am also hoping to find some Mini peperoni too :)  They are hit and miss at my store.

Story  Pick a different Lego book

Fingerplays- Repeat the poem from yesterday.

Art- Lego person

It was just a jpg, so when I went to print, I chose "scale to fit" option to fill the page.
I plan to bring out the markers :) 

(I don't usually bring out the yellow one lol)

Math/Life Skills/Science- Spin and take 

Snack- Graham Crackers with M&M's or chocolate chips or maybe Rice Krispy Treats!

Shopping List:

Club Crackers (only ones I can think of that are long and rectangle)
Fruit- I have some grapes and blueberries left from last week
Cheese block cheese
Cheez Wiz
Graham Crackers
Frosting or peanut butter
M&M's or chocolate chips

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Week In Review: Colors

We are painting!!

I am so proud of myself for getting out the paints...
now Froglet has decided he doesn't want to paint anymore lol
I will continue to ask though :)

We will keep plugging along :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Week in Review: Olympics

It was a rainy week for us :(   Thankfully we go to the YMCA on Wednesday's and we can channel our inner gymnast :) We try to go to a park every morning.  Last week we quick ran to the splash pad before it stormed. Another day we headed to a park another day we just stayed at home because we just didn't know about the weather.

It's going to take a long time in my toaster oven!

Then you grab the bag of M&M's....
yep, that's all that's left!
Hungry boys!

Then I open the frosting!
OMG y'all they are killin' me!!!

Here is the ONE and ONLY cookie I could decorate!

We set up an indoor basketball hoop inside

I put a box on his chair and would shoot across the room. 
I left the room and he put the box on the floor.
Great thinking Froglet!
He now carries the box around to different places in the house.
Works for me!

I was a little bummed that we didn't get to do our own 
Backyard Olympics, maybe I can do some later this summer :)

Friday, August 12, 2016

C is for Colorful Crayons

Alphabet Practice-

Numeral- 12

Name Practice- I will cut out squares of the rainbow and add a letter to each color.  First letter is red, second is orange, third is yellow, then green, blue, and purple. Then add pink, brown, grey, black (write on with white crayon.) 

Gather your color books:



Music-  Red Story Bots

Art~ Hand print Wreath 

and yes I know these say play dough mats, but I want to use them anyways lol 

I hope to paint one page daily and then paint Froglet's hand for the color wreath. Today pain the red bird.

Math/Life Skills/Science Color Wheel

Snack- Think red- apples/strawberries/raspberries


Fingerplay Orange Story Bots

Art- BB Pictures Orange Fish

Math/Life Skills/Science- Milk and Soap experiment

Pour some milk into a shallow dish drop food coloring in, not touching, touch Q-tip in some dish soap. Put soaked Q-tip into bowl. Watch it swirl!

Snack- Oranges or carrots

Thursday- Yellow

Fingerplays- Yellow Story Bots

Art- Brown Bear Pictures  (BBP) yellow duck

Math/Life Skills/Science- White carnation colored water

So the actual science will take a while, but I was thinking that I could drop some food coloring into my test tubes (I got some at Dollar Tree) but you could also just use glasses, and have Froglet add the water. I am hoping that there will be a change later and be just as amazed!  

I've done this experiment with daisies as well :)   

Snack- Pineapple or bananas


Fingerplay- Green Story Bots

Art- BBP

Math/Life Skills/Science Color Matching Fish
I am going to color on the clips and have Froglet match.
Really any color puzzle will do though!  

Snack- Pears or Grapes

At some point, I want to add different colored rice/pasta to a sensory bin or I  may just add them all together on day one!

Week 2



Poem Blue Story Bots

Art~BBP blue horse

Math/Life Skills/Science Color Tubes I got them at Walmart.

Don't have color tubes? Print these out and laminate. You could sort in a relish tray or bowls. For older children, simply write on index cards in that color and have them sort.  

Snack- Blueberries

Tuesday- Purple

Fingerplay- Purple Song We loved the Baby First channel!!!

Math/Life Skills/Science- Purple waterbeads

Don't have purple waterbeads? Dye some rice/pasta purple and add to bin :)

Snack- Purple Grapes

Thursday- Pink

Fingerplays- Pink Story Bots

Art- pink hand print

Math/Life Skills/Science- Color Hunt around the house

I am going to hide either the stuff from the tubes or what I might do is put magnets on the paper ones so Froglet can attach to the board

Snack- Bagels with Strawberry Spread
Hop over to my cooking blog for step by step photos.


Story- Brown Bear or

Fingerplays- Itsy Bitsy Spider

Math/Life Skills/Science- Brown Bear Spinner

Snack- Cinnamon Chex Mix

I found this recipe so long ago... now it's lost!  It was from generic chex cereal. I think it is:

1/4 cup white sugar
1t cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
4 cups chex cereal
1/2 cup raisins

Melt butter in electric skillet.  Add cereal and raisins. Coat well.  Mix cinnamon and sugar.  Add to skillet.  Stir to coat. Store in bag/sealed container.

I have NO idea if those are the amounts.  I have searched high and low for the actual recipe both in my home and on Pinterest with no luck :( 

Shopping List for both weeks:

Paint- all the paint lol
Dish Soap
Shallow bowl
White Carnations
White Paper
Purple Waterbeads
Food Coloring
Clothes Pins


Week 2
Purple Grapes
Cream Cheese
Orange Zest (from the orange)
Chex Cereal