Friday, November 21, 2014
Around Halloween a family donated a big bag of gold necklaces.
In the pumpkin they reminded me of pumpkin guts.
The children have been playing with them everyday since.
Making shapes and letters.
They were great for dragging around and pretending to be fire.
One day I added three large jars and watched how they played.
They filled the jars with the beads then worked at getting them out.
Shaking the jars was the preferred method.
There were some days that many of the people in the program were wearing
Even if they chose to or not.
And the babies love the beads.
This video shows this baby playing with the beads.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
I saw this idea on a blog but for the life of me I can’t find which one. So if it's yours, please let me know and I'll credit you.
I think I need to re-think how I set up my Pinterest boards or pin items on several boards. Anyways I really liked this idea for the sensory table.
Lay egg cartons (I used the egg flats) in the bottom of your table or tray.
Add pom poms and utensils.
I offered two types of tongs; one you squeezed to open, the other you had to squeeze to close to grasp the pom pom.
I didn’t count the pom poms, when I put them in, to know if there were enough for each carton section. This father and daughter worked at it for awhile and discovered we were short by two.
This a great activity for sharing and working cooperatively.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Since we visited the Fairy Forest last week we have been practicing building
fairy houses indoors.
Last week we went out to the forest to collect building materials.
I added some shells and playdough and encouraged the children to build.
We’ve seen many, many fairy houses this week.
Some children had stories to share about their fairy homes.
This child let me sketch her picture and then she explained each part.
Then one day fairies appeared on the table.
They were invited into some of the homes.
This child drew the fairy then created a home for it.
We are still hoping the fairies will come to our Fairy Forest.