Monday, January 23, 2012

D for Doctor

L-Pad's grandpa is a doctor and I think he'd have fun making this with one of those cardboard boxes we have stashed downstairs, what about adding some peg people? What a great day activity!

No Time for Flashcards

Thursday, January 12, 2012

C for Clouds

Go lay outside and find shapes in the clouds

Make cloud dough
Flights of Whimsy

Using cottonballs and construction paper create the different types of clouds

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January Activity-a-day

It's been a while since my last posting and I apologize, I've been really busy with my LDS Blog getting everything ready for Primary 2012. But now that's pretty much done with and now I can come back with fun activities :) So... here's January's calendar of activities.
On top of each of these activities, we are going to try each day to do a fun little LDS preschool activity that I found on Confessions of a Slacker Mom that we are really excited to jump into, feel free to join us! :)

2nd- Homemade Oreo Cookies (I've been wanting to do these for a couple weeks but never got around to it with the holidays. I'll just be omitting the peppermint extract)
3rd- From Becoming Sensible
5th- Create "letters" using stickers, stamps, foamies etc and mail them. You never know when friends will play  along. I think we'll send ours to grandparents and a couple friends in the neighborhood (neighborhood just go to their house and stick it in their mailbox, save on the stamps)
Photo and Idea Source: The Mother Huddle
6th- This activity is a great one for a snowy day (let's hope there's snow by then)
Here's some links to some great sites that have flannelboard ideas and templates:
Storytime Katie - AWESOME one of my favorites
Mouse, Mouse Color Game
a "house" freebie LOVE

9th- If you don't have hula hoops you could use masking tape on the floors made into squares, or you could use yarn or string.
10th- No pudding in site? Yogurt would be a fun alternative!
11th- My absolute favorite playdough recipe (scroll down)
And HERE'S some fun playdough mats to practice counting
12th- Using contact paper BRILLANT!
Photo and Idea Source: Share and Remember
16th- LOVE THIS!
Photo and Idea Source: Meet the Dubiens
18th- Coloring: Here's a few websites that offer free coloring pages

19th- Name Soup -adds the fun times of water and learning :)
Idea and Photo Source: House of Baby Piranha
20th- Perfect fine motor activity, maybe all at the dollar store?
Photo and Idea Source: Pink and Green Mama
24th- I'm really excited about this one, and I'm going to throw in some "castle stickers" for him to play with. But I'm thinking that I may make it all into a magnet activity with sheets from Walmart. So that we can keep it on the fridge and he can play with it whenever.
Photo and Idea Source: Playing House in Maryland