We continued our winter theme and did some fun art projects and we also started learning about the Arctic with Pam the Pilot (our community helper puppet).
We made some Q-tip snowflakes that was a great Pinterest find that was found here.
We talked about some Arctic transportation… the snowmobile and the icebreaker. We made one of each that the children could play with as dramatic play. We even turned over clear tubs so we could break through the ice with our icebreakers.
We talked about the Arctic Hare and made one using 1/2 of a paper plate, some cardstock ears and eight cotton balls. The children were to figure a way to cover their hare with the use of only eight cotton balls. Nobody figured out to stretch the balls out… but they still look good.
We also talked about the Polar Bear… but it isn’t finished so I will show that one next week. But we did do this cute little positional words book.
And here we are reading through it having fun…
Since Pam the Pilot is our community helper puppet this week and we are ever so in to paper airplanes… we just had to do some airplane activities.
We made these cute toilet paper roll airplanes. The idea came from the picture here.
Which lead into some dramatic play!!!
We also water painted some airplanes.
We talked about left and right. Here are some of the activities we did.
After learning a fingerplay about left and right and doing the Hokey Pokey we stamped our left and right hands into mittens.
We sorted mittens that are for the left and right hands.
Our last activity for the week was a crayon resist painting. It is where you take crayons and draw a picture (pressing hard) and then paint over the picture with waterpaints. The waterpaint will resist the crayon and it makes a nice picture. Here we are in action… forgot to take pictures of the final product (sorry).
That about sums up our week. I will be sharing our learning box activities later this weekend… so if interested in what we will do (and some free printables) check back later this weekend.