Over that time we did a colors theme and a construction theme. Maybe at some point I will get a chance to blog about them, but I am not going to try and catch up right now.
Our theme this week was.....you guessed it-SPRING. I'm creative like that. It doesn't completely look like spring outside, but the calendar says that's what it is, so we will go with it.
Books about Spring
There are tons of great spring themed books. I chose spring is Here from our local library (link below). It is really cute! Planting a Rainbow is one that we own, so it was an easy choice.
Spring themed activities
After we read Planting a Rainbow, we checked out some seeds.
Explorer used them to build towers.
My mom found us these cool butterfly picks years ago and we finally got to use them!
Roll and graph flowers free from 3 Dinosaurs. Mini Cooper LOVES graphing right now.
We looked at sunflowers and discussed their parts. *Please excuse sideways photo!! I have photo editing software, it has been edited, but for some reason once uploaded is at an angle :(. * These are a freebie from Just Montessori.
The girls each ordered the life cycle of a sunflower. This is a freebie from Making Learning Fun.
I pulled out our homemade playdough and some wooden spring flowers and butterflies that I have. I also have a fence. The girls spent about an hour or so on more then one day creating their spring creations.
Learning Toys with a Spring Theme
I picked up this Lauri Horses and Ponies pack at a thrift store for $1.00. It has been a HUGE hit. Everyone wants to play with it. Well worth my $1.00.
I also FINALLY purchased this Guidecraft flower match game. Used my Zulily credits and only paid 94 cents (including shipping). Let me tell you, I love this game!! The girls do, too.
We also dressed the bear. But first, Explorer chose to sort all the pieces. (I guess this isn't necessarily spring).
I put out a new hair brushing station this week. Yes, most people would just use their bathrooms, but our house doesn't have low mirrors in the bathroom (I need to work on that!). Mini Cooper spent a TON of time here. She even went and got the entire hair bow basket and tried on all the bows. She is used to me doing her hair, but maybe it's time to start letting her do it. She really enjoyed this. Explorer, on the other hand, wasn't interested at all.
And, that's the stuff I caught on camera. Next week we will be learning a bit about the human body. I hope I can stay on track and share it with you.
Have a great week and God Bless,
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