Today's theme was airplanes. Airplanes are one of Alex's favorite things, so he happy to participate. We did a couple of worksheets from kidzpark.com, a airplane tracing worksheet
He also practiced writing the letter "A" on a little dry erase board. He drew a family portrait too.
A Little Learning For Two's blog, I decided that we would try it with our airplane instead. It was a success and Alex loved it.
A Little Learning For Two's blog explains it very well. The idea was to a tie at string between to objects. Attach the airplane to a drinking straw, then thread the string through the straw. Blow up a balloon, don't tie it. Tape the balloon to the airplane and straw, let go and your airplane takes off down the string. Alex thought the sound the balloon made was so funny.
The other activity we did today was paint an airplane. I purchased a white styrofoam airplane from the Dollar Tree, I thought it would be fun to let Alex paint it. Alex is pretty good at naming his colors but it was a good review.
When the paint was dry he had a blast flying it.
For a snack I made him a banana airplane with apple slice wings, cheerio and graham cracker windows and it was flying through a marshmallow cloud.
The books we read today where Going On A Plane by Anne Civardi
Later in the evening Alex had fun doing the letter "A" alphabet game on Starfall.com