Saturday, 24 March 2012
Today has been a lovely sunny day so plenty of opportunity for water play! I set up lots of things to do with pouring such as different containers, jugs, a watering can and spoons to stir etc. However, today I put some paint brushes in and little Boo loved them! We spent most the afternoon painting the slabs however she did get confused when the picture of daddy had gone (thanks to the sun). Next time I am going to try some crushed chalk and see if this works with a little bit of water to paint outside with.
Yesterday before work me and little Boo had five minutes together to do a sorting game. I was actually really happy with how well she got on with this talking about the sizes of the beads and the shapes. Would of been nice to do a patterned necklace after as they were sorted so well.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
We have been meaning to do this for ages and actually got round to it today. Cress heads are so easy. It was really funny as we had to make a mommy and a daddy one Boo also wanted to make a baby one but we had no more seeds left. The mom one had to have a necklace as just recently little Boo has mastered the technique of threading.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
How the simplest things are fantastic! This evening we decided to make some wrapping paper. I have done this activity loads of times with little Boo and it is quite funny to watch people carefully unwrap their presents so they are able to keep the paintings. This evening we made a feet and hand print wrapping paper. Great fun but definitely needed a bath afterwards. This is also a great way of up cycling any children's artwork.
After purchasing some 3D numbers for little Boo to paint I decided to try and make her name from 3D letters. I am hoping that this will be a good way of her learning the letters that spell her name. I thought that making them may be a bit difficult for her to join in. However, she really enjoyed spreading the glue on the pieces of newspaper used to cover the letters and then asked for scissors so she could "cut out the paper" just shows how I should never underestimate her many talents! I am hoping the letters will be all dry and ready to paint in time for Easter holidays will be a great activity.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day. Just thought that I would share this link with you cup cake flowers. Me and little Boo made one for my Mom and she loved it. More than normal flowers actually. Little Boo was able to do the task of filling the cup cake cases independently. It was actually very surprising the amount of natural conversation that the activity engaged us in. We were discussing the colours and what Pom poms to put inside the cases. Apparently, we had to use loads of bright colours as "Nanny likes them best". Very funny, hope that you can all make use of this activity it is really versatile for loads of celebrations.