Monday, December 31, 2012

Preschool Fun

I started off the preschool this time with a little science experiment involving borax and boiling water. I had the girls make snowflakes out of wire sticks...actually, they just played with them. I formed their snowflakes for them later. Then we added the snowflakes to the jars which had boiling water and 1/3 cup of borax in them. I found this fun idea here.



They turned out so pretty that I made three more. I love seeing these hang on my tree. The girls were fascinated by them.

J is for Jesus practice sheets from confessionsofahomeschooler.

I love this picture.

And this one. Look at all the fun colors!


Writing practice.

Jumping frog game and jelly bean shape matching puzzle.

I tried to get a picture of Abigail with her completed puzzles, but she refused to cooperate.

Jack be nimble, jack be quick. Jack jump over the candlestick.


Jumping rope is hard.

Jumping is fun.


We had juice and fresh homemade biscuits with jelly.

For our J letter craft, I had the girls squeeze glitter glue between contact paper. Then I cut the contact paper into a jellyfish shape. The girls helped me curl the "tentacles." I found the idea through pinterest again, of course. Here's a link: http://pinterest.com/pin/78953799689014636/.
This looks great up on our letter wall.


Here the girls are squeezing the limes in preparation for us making limeade.

This creative one is smashing the limes under her belly.

Three happy girls enjoying their juice.

We also had lots of fun with jelly beans this week.We copied this idea and used her printables to graph our colors.

Math
We used jelly beans this week to do a few different activities. We guessed how many were in a jar and then actually counted them together. We sorted them by color and had fun sampling them and trying to guess what the flavor of the jelly beans were (Jelly Bellys ROCK!! – but poporn flavored jelly beans are still yucky to me).

As usual, I used a lot of ideas from confessionsofapreschooler and from preschoolpalace.org.

We also made jello jigglers, but they didn't turn out. My plan was to use the cookie cutters to cut them into our shape, a star, but they didn't hold together. Abigail enjoyed eating the jello nonetheless.

1 comment:

Kimberly Wilson said...

You're crazy. Buttered popcorn and cinnamon are the two BEST jelly bellies!