Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Week of Color Exploration

Still have two more days of our week to go, but we have done
so many fun, awesome things, that I wanted to share them 
with you!  Enjoy and hope it gives you some ideas!

We started off our week with reading Pete the Cat's I Love My White Shoes book.
We also watched some Pete the Cat things on youtube.  Found this printable at Coloring page
We followed along together and sang his song with each color.

We played this game quite a bit the last few days!
I just searched Converse shoes to get a sheet of shoe pics.  Printed and cut apart on tag board.
I also printed a little pic of Pete to hide under a shoe while the kids hide their eyes.

Before they could flip a card, they had to say...
"Pete, are you under the orange   shoe?"
This helps them learn to put full sentences together 
instead of saying, "Pete, orange shoe?"

We made this cute craft I had seen on pinterest.
Super simple and it was good cutting practice as they cut out
the curved belly part, the head, tail and shoes.....while I cut out the eyes
they made, whiskers, and shoelaces.
We found it stood easier if you folded the shoes outward and glued
the legs together.

The next day we watched my 25 year old VHS movie of
Rainbow Fish while eating popcorn for our morning snack.

For our craft we used celery pieces to paint scales on our fish.
I found the fish printable at Rainbow fish printable

We each had some foil "scales" to share with a friend :)

We used blue Play-doh and pony beads, shiny buttons and other beads to 
decorate some beautiful rainbow fish.

One of our science experiments was:
We filled two clear cups with water and added a few drops of blue
food coloring in one and some yellow in another.  We sat those two cups up 
on a plastic container.  Then we sat another container down in front of those.  We took 
two long, thin strips of paper towels and put one end in the colored water and the other end of each on into the empty cup.  We let this sit  and checked on it periodically and you can see how the 
water walked down the paper and combined to make a new color.  This was a big hit :)
Tomorrow we are going to use red & yellow and then the next day we are going to use
red and blue and then use ALL the colors we used and made to watercolor with the next day :)

We used primary colors to do marble roll paintings

I wrapped construction paper around different tubes and taped to a big wipe-off board and supplied 
them with a bowl of colored objects to use tongs or tweezers to grasp and drop into 
the matching tube.  Once all objects were dropped we counted to find most/least/equal.

Colored Bean Bag Toss Game
We just laid out sheets of construction paper to match the bean bags we have.
You could also use colored tape to tape off shapes to throw colors into.
Then we counted how many total bags we could get on the sheets.  This game
was also a hit and played a lot.

Parking Lot Color Match
I made a parking lot with a large sheet of paper and construction paper 
parking spaces.  the easiest thing to use to make the white lines is...Wite-out or the one on the 
little wheel (which is what I used).  Just pick what cars you want to use and have the 
matching colors to park on.

Plastic trays & Plastic cubes to sort

Totty Tiles - Shape/Color matching game

Fun with Eye Droppers and colored water

Colorful Magnets

Color puzzles

We read Brown Bear, Brown Bear and made these 
take home story cards in an emvelope.
 The printable I used, but there are many
online if you like a different one.

Mixing new colors with two paints 
and some shaving cream.  We saved these to 
paint with outside at the end of the week.

Our second "Walking Water" Experiment
What will Red & Yellow make???

They made ORANGE!!

Painting the fence with our
shaving cream paint from the bags.

Our last "Walking Water" experiment
What will Blue & Red make??

Shaving cream sprayed on top of water and
watercolors dripped on top.
These make beautiful fireworks
under the water as the colors drip through.

Feeding the right colored block to each
of our very hungry Lego Monsters.

Matching colors and shapes flannel board activity

Using our shaving cream/eye dropper experiment outside to
fingerpaint pics
and Letters on the picnic table

Using up all the shaving cream water to throw
on the fence to clean off the water.

Red & Blue make Purple!!!!!

That is most of our activities for the week!
 Hope this helps you have a 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Farm Fun!

Some of our fun ideas we used this week!  Hope they 
help you if you are looking for ideas for a farm theme!

 A few of our farm books we read
 Read Mrs. Wishy Washy and then the animals
went out and got dirty in our sand table and then
we gave them baths in our watertable.
 Fingerpainting with pudding to make 
mud puddles for our piggies to roll in.
Smells yummy and we saved some
for snack time later.
 Sorting animals by whether they can fly 
or just walk, by size, and color.
 Using pictures to match our border.
 Our finished piggy artwork
 We used the animals pieces to match the correct
animals, but then we made silly animals and gave
them silly names.
 Our name/letter recognition for the week
 Use water bottle caps to match letters.
 Tracing lines as part of our pre-writing work.

 Five Little Pigs in the Mud Song/activity
 Make a sliding story board, where the characters
slide through a slot as you retell the story.
 Matching legs to horses by color.
 Now learning how to mix two colors and make
a new color to finish our secondary color horses.

 Hmmmmm.....does this animal live at the Zoo 
or at the Farm?
 Listened and watched as Ree Drummond read
us her book, Charlie the Ranch Dog

 Our cucumber we have been watering.
Gonna eat it tonight!
 Match animals to the correct color of barn.
 Measuring our animals with Unifix cubes and
counting to see Most/Least
 Cooking lots of food for our animals in the barn.
 Barnyard memory game

Watercoloring a farmyard 
 Can you guess Who I Am cards.  We had a card for 
each farm animal and they have little animal pics that 
the kids can place inside the correct barn as we read the clues.
 Matching mommies with babies (Big & Little)
Tomorrow we will watch a Rosie's Walk video
on and then color and cut these story
sequencing cards the kids can take home.
 Handprint farm yard

Filling our letter of the week with Beads

Our fun "Race for the Barn" game using
chip counters with the #s 1-3 and some blank ones
which mean you can't move.
 Clapping out 1 and 2 syllable farm words and placing them in
the correct "field"

 Once we had all the words in our fields, we determined which field had the
most and which one had the least

We cut our Rosie's Walk pictures apart and made a retelling map
that the kids could take home and share with their families.  The instructions and where
to find the video, if they'd like to watch, were included on the back.
The video is on youtube.

Hope these give you some ideas for your farm theme.
Many of these ideas can be found on Pinterest or feel
free to message me if you have a question!