Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Groundhog's Day

Since Groundhog's Day is a couple days away, we decided to do some groundhog related activities. We talked about what a groundhog is, and how some people think that they can predict the weather. We are hoping for a early spring.

Alex did some worksheets from 2Teaching Mommies' adorable Groundhog Mini Unit.

We did a cute groundhog face craft that is made from using mostly hearts. I cut out all the shapes and Alex glued them on and added the whiskers. I saw this craft on Pinterest, the original post and directions are from here.

Alex is fascinated with cutting so I let him practice cutting some scraps with his preschool scissors. I think we need to invest in a better pair. Anyone have some suggestions for a pair of good beginner scissor for a 3 year old?

Of course we read a couple of groundhog books that we borrowed from the library.

Monday, January 30, 2012

I Heart Faces {Oh So Silly}

 My "Oh So Silly" little man, modeling some Mr. Potato Head glasses.

Check out all the silliness at I Heart Faces Photo Challenge

Photo Challenge Submission

Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine Tree

It was a really cold rainy day today, so we decided to stay in our pj's and do a little Valentine craft. We made a Valentine tree using some various stamping techniques.

The "tree trunk" was created by Alex's hand and arm print. The red hearts were made using a potato stamp.

The other light purple heart was created from a heart shaped tp roll.

We also read some Valentine books that we borrowed from the library.

Valentine Sensory Bin

We were long over due for a new sensory bin. Since Valentine's Day is coming up I decided to create a Valentine/heart themed one.
I had everything on hand, some left over from last year's Valentine sensory bin. Inside the bin there is:
  • Red, pink and purple pom poms (thanks to craftprojectideas.com)
  • Cotton balls
  • Red and purple sparkly pipe cleaners (thanks to craftprojectideas.com)
  • Small heart boxes
  • Some hearts cut out of craft foam
  • A small mailbox
  • Some last years Buzz Lightyear Valentines
It was a hit and Alex is having a great time exploring and playing mail man, delivering Valentine's.

Monday, January 9, 2012

I Heart Faces {Best Face photo of 2011}

Its been a while since I entered a photo challenge, but I couldn't resist entering in I Heart Faces current photo challenge, Best Face Photo of 2011. I love this photo and this little "monster"! 

Check out the other amazing photos at :
I Heart Faces Photo Challenge & Photography Tutorials

Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome 2012!

Hope everyone had a great holiday. Ours was very good, but I am relieved its over. I am looking forward to a great 2012. This year I have a list resolutions I would like to try this year, some easy, some not.
  •  Lose weight- Yeah, I know its such a common resolution, but I know I would feel better about myself. I downloaded the Lose It App so hopefully I can keep better track of my eating habits.
  • Get back into doing weekly lessons and teaching my little man. I have been so busy with the holidays and crazy work hours that it kind of got put off. Next week we will continue with letter F!! I need the rest of this week to prepare.
  • Read more books- I already read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I look forward to reading the next in the series, Catching Fire. I love my new tablet! 
  • Do a 365 photo challenge. I take ton of photos so this should be pretty easy. I plan on start a separate blog just to record each photo. I think it will be so fun to look at at the end of the year. 
As a goodbye to 2011, I would like to share my Top 5 Most Viewed Posts of 2011. I hope you enjoyed reading about them as much as we enjoyed doing them. Thanks for looking at my little blog.

Ice Cube Painting

Hand and Foot Print Lobster

Easter Sensory Bin

Magic Peppermint Seed

C is for Clouds

Happy New Year!