Sunday, May 19, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day and Flowers!
Mother's Day Crafts
Flower Finger Print Bookmarks
The poem:  To My Mom
This pretty flower that you see
was made for you by me.
My finger made the flower part,
showing love from all my heart.
Happy Mother's Day
Press index finger into green paint and onto the book mark to make the stem of the flower
Press finger into pink paint and then onto the bookmark to make the petals for the flower

Thum-body loves me
Type the Thum-Body Loves You poem and print it off (the poem is below)
Press thumb on an ink pad or in paint and then onto the paper.
Mother's Day Button Flower Pots!

I bought a multi-color pack of flower pots from our local Dollar Store
The kids used buttons to make flowers on their pots to give to for Mother's Day
We even planted flowers - from seed!
Sponge Painted Flowers
 Cut out different colored circles from construction paper and green stems from construction paper
Glue the circles and stems onto 11 x 13 white paper.
Dip rectangular shaped sponges into paint and press onto the paper to make flowers.
Thumbprint Hyacinth
Cut green leaves for the stem/leaves of the flower
Glue the leaves to a piece of white paper
Use a green marker to draw the stem of the flower
Press thumb into purple paint and press onto both sides of the stem to make the hyacinth
Tissue Paper Flowers
Cut tissue paper into squares
Accordion fold each piece of tissue paper
Stack the pieces  and wrap a green pipe cleaner around the stack to secure them into place - The pipe cleaner will also be the stem
Fan out the pieces to make the flower

Finger print flowers
Cut a flower shape out of colored construction paper - you will need two per child
Press a finger into paint (any color) and press the finger on the petals and in the middle
When dry, tape a green pipe cleaner to the backside of one of the flowers
Glue the other flower on top, so you have two sides and the pipe cleaner is secure
Flower Learning Activities
How Does Your Garden Grow?
I typed the following:  _______, _______ (insert name two times) how does your garden grow?
I also type and printed off the number's 1-5 along with a sheet full of flowers that I then cut out
Addie glued each  number an 11 x 13 piece of construction paper
She glued the corresponding number of flowers underneath each number (she also colored each flower - pink of course!)
Flower Petal Count
Cut out 4 construction paper circles and multiple petals
Roll a dice.  Count the number on the dice and write it on a circle. 
Glue on the corresponding number of petals to make a flower.  Glue the completed flower to the paper!

 Beginning Sound Flower Pots!

Cut out 5 flower pots from brown construction paper.  Cut out 5 green stems and 5 flowers from different colored construction paper.
Print off different picture's - 2 for each beginning sound.  I did Q - queen and quilt, W - watch and whale, R -  reindeer and robot, H - house and helicopter, Y - yo-yo and yogurt
Assemble the pots and flowers and glue them to construction paper.
Find a pair of matching beginning sound pictures and glue teach picture to a flower pot.  Write the correct beginning letter sound on the flower.  Repeat until all of the flower pots are completed!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Caterpillar Fun!!

Caterpillar Fun 
Caterpillar  Learning Activities
Caterpillar Counting
I made an activity that had Addie make caterpillars with stickers and her fingerprints.  She looked at the number and added a head and then her fingerprints for the body. For example: for the number 6 she added one sticker and then five finger prints. 

Caterpillar Name
Cut different colored circles out of construction paper
Glue the circles onto black construction paper
Stick letter stickers onto each circle to spell out each child's name
Draw a face on each caterpillar and add antenna
ABC Caterpillar
Addie writing the letters of the alphabet
The finished ABC Caterpillar
I cut out 26 circles from construction paper.
We glued the circles to a piece of construction paper.
Addie wrote the letters from A-Z on the circles.
We made the circles into a LOOOOOONG Caterpillar
We drew a face and added antenna!

 Caterpillar Crafts
 Watercolor Caterpillar
Draw a caterpillar onto white paper
Paint the caterpillar with watercolor paint
Let dry and then cut out the caterpillar
draw a face on the caterpillar
Caterpillar Clothespins
Glue 4 pom poms onto a clothespin
Glue on googly eyes
Glue on pipe cleaners for the antennas
Caterpillar Handprints
Trace hand onto green paper ( I used two different shades of green)
Cut out a circle for the head from green construction paper
Cut out the hand prints - I did 4 handprints per caterpillar
Glue the handprints together and glue on the head
Glue on googly eyes, pipe cleaner antennas and draw smile and nose
Write the child's name on their finished caterpillar
Pom Pom Caterpillar Craft Sticks
Glue 7 pom pom's onto a large craft stick. 
Glue on pipe cleaner antennas
Paper Roll Caterpillar
Cut strips of 2 different colored construction paper
Roll the strips and secure with glue.
Cut a leaf shape from green paper
Glue the rolls onto the leaf
Glue on googly eyes and pipe cleaner antennas
Use a hole punch to make holes in the leaf

Milk Cap Caterpillar
Cut green craft foam into a leaf shape
Glue on 4 milk caps to form a caterpillar
Glue on googly eyes
Bend a 5" piece of pipe cleaner into a V and glue it to make the caterpillar's antenna
Draw a nose and smile on the caterpillar
Draw feet on the caterpillar