Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter Sun Catcher and Paper Snowflakes!

Day 1 of the week - The theme this week is Winter. The letters of the week are t, B, b the numbers of the week are 8,9,10.
Project - Winter Sun Catcher - I saw this project in the February 2010 issue of Family Fun Magazine - Directions - Make colorful ice cubes by adding 1 drop of food coloring to the water in each section of an ice cube tray. (We used blue and green) Freeze the cubes completely. Next, fill a round cake pan about 2/3 full of water. Place a plastic cup filled with water in the upper middle of the pan to act as a filler for where the ribbon will go. Place the pan in the freezer for about 1 hour. Then put the colored ice cubes in the pan, and let all of the liquid freeze solid. Remove the plastic cup, and flip the sun catcher out of the pan, then hang it outside with a ribbon. Connor loved doing this project. He had a blast with the food coloring in the ice cube tray and with the frozen colored ice cubes. He kept checking the freezer to see if the Sun Catcher was ready!! Materials Needed - ice cube tray, 2 colors of matching food coloring, water!, round cake pan, plastic cup, ribbon

Project 2 - Paper Snowflakes! Here is a simple - yet fun craft to do with your child - paper snowflakes. I demonstrated how to make a paper snowflake first. I folded my square white paper into a triangle and then in 1/2 again to form another triangle. Then I cut triangle shapes on the outer edges. When I was done, I unfolded the paper to reveal my snowflake!! Next, it was Connor's turn, I had to help him with folding the paper into the initial triangle, but he did the rest on his own. He had fun cutting different sized triangles, but the real fun came when he got to unfold his snowflake. He really loved making paper snowflakes. We even used a smaller piece of paper to make tiny snowflakes. We taped our finished snowflakes on the window to complete our project! Materials Needed - white paper (in a square shape), scissors
Learning Activities:
Today's Activities:
Handwriting - Staying in the lines on curvy, zig-zag paths
Numbers- the numbers 8 & 9, writing, counting
Reading Readiness -belongs with
Different Shapes -ovals
Writing Letters - Lowercase t


  1. Love the frozen winter sun catchers! Thanks for participating in Friday Follow. I am catching up to the links. Rita @

  2. Very impressive sun catchers! How about these wind spinners for some inspiration for future project!