My blog features the activities and projects I do with my children. I have 3 children age 11, 7 and 4. I watch an infant, plus my 4 year old nephew! This blog highlights the activities/projects we create during the week. It also provides a way for me to organize all of the activities and projects we do, and it is a great way to share the projects/activities. I hope this blog will become a great resource and inspire creativity.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Winter Sun Catcher II
Day 2 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. I will post more pictures tomorrow!!
The semi-frozen product
Project - Winter Sun Catcher II - We did another frozen sun catcher today, in part because Lauren didn't do one with us yesterday, and because I have been wanting to do this particular project for almost 3 years now!! I saw this project in the February 2007 issue of Family Fun Magazine - www.familyfun.com/magazineDirections -Cut orange into slices, place orange slices and pine branches in the bread pan and add enough water to cover them. Then add cranberries(we use Craisins) and any other colorful berry (we also used frozen blueberries). Then lay the ends of rope/twine in the pan (make sure the ends are submerged deep enough). Let the pan freeze outside or in the freezer. Remove the ice block from the pan and hang it outside (you may need to run warm water over the back of the pan). Connor and Lauren were very excited to make this project - they kept on checking outside to see if it was frozen! Materials Needed - rectangular bread pan, one orange cut into round slices, small pine branches, fresh or frozen berries - cranberries, blueberries, Craisins, sturdy twine/ rope
Another view of the Sun Catcher
Learning Activities: Today's Activities: Handwriting - Staying in the lines on curvy, zig-zag paths Numbers- the number 9, writing, counting Reading Readiness -belongs with Different Shapes -ovals