Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Swirly Stones!

Day 2 of the Week - The theme this week is Colorful Spring. The letters of the week are N, n, R
Project - Swirly Stones- I saw this project in the July/August 2006 issue of Family Fun Magazine. http://www.familyfun.com/magazine Directions: Take flat, smooth rocks, clean them off, and bake them for 15 minutes on a foil lined cookie sheet in a 225 degree oven. Remove the rocks from the stove (with an oven mitt), and set them on a pad of newspapers. Use old crayons (with out the wrappers) and draw on the hot rocks. The heat will melt the crayons into liquid wax. For a swirly effect, hold each crayon against the rock in one place to create a puddle of color and use the end of the crayon to swirl it around. Connor and Lauren had a lot of fun mixing colors, and making designs on their rocks. They were very careful with the hot rocks, and they liked seeing how the crayons melted on the hot rocks.
Materials Needed - smooth, flat rocks, old crayons, oven, oven mitt, tin foil, cookie sheet, newspaper
Learning Activities
Today's Activities:
Numbers - adding, counting, writing numbers
Beginning Sounds - beginning consonant sounds, recognition, matching
Shapes - recognition, counting
Writing Letters -Lowercase n