|Jonathan is 31 Months Old|
This week was a little slower, but we still had lots of fun! We finished up the letter M by talking about mice and other related "m" words.
This is the most important part of our week-- I'm trying to fit in our Bible story and crafts before I fit in any letter of the week activities. This week, we learned about the Exodus and God giving manna in the wilderness. I'll share the specifics of the lesson on Weds but we did a couple activities based on the stories:
|We did a papercraft of Moses parting the Red Sea|
Check back in on Wednesday for our next Kids in the Word post!
Stories, Nursery Rhymes & Read Alouds:
|Our bookshelf for the week|
- Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh and its sequels: Mouse Shapes and Mouse Count. Jonathan loved these books, but Mouse Paint was his favorite!
- Hickory Dickory Dock-- we recited this nursery rhyme several times.
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Moose a Muffin-- children's classics that Jonathan requested several times this week. :)
Gross Motor Skills
We had another beautiful week! We spent time outside playing golf, catch, soccer and spending time with friends who came to play.
We also went to our local forest preserve and took a nice walk (about a mile) had a picnic by the pond. Jonathan loved this. (Grace did too!)
|Larry the Cucumber went everywhere with us this week.|
It ended up being a little nature study-- we saw geese, fish, ducks, seagulls, birds, and butterflies! Jonathan and I fed the ducks (and the fish) and he had so much fun doing this!
In addition to our Moses craft, we painted with watercolors this week:
And we made playdough mice using cookie cutters:
And we mixed playdough to make new colors: orange, green and purple! (as in Mouse Paint)
And made mouse houses out of shapes (like Mouse Shape)
And then made a snake (like Mouse Count):
We made Magic Muck this week. We made it in the secondary colors, once again mixing primary colors to see the colors they made.
The recipe was from a book called The Ultimate Book of Kid Concoctions:
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup water
1. Mix water and food coloring together.
2. Slowly add cornstarch- do not stir!
3. Let stand for 2-3 minutes.
4. Pick up a handful and squeeze it until it forms a hard ball.
Magic Muck turns from a solid to a liquid and back again. We had a lot of fun mixing it up. Jonathan enjoyed playing with it, but didn't fully understand the whole solid/liquid thing. We may pull this out another time.
So that's what Jonathan and I did this past week. I'm linking up to these linky parties. Head on over to get more fun ideas for your toddlers and preschoolers!