For this week’s challenge, I really wanted to get my preschooler involved. The walls in my kids’ toy room were woefully bare, so this was a perfect time to change that! I started with materials from the dollar store and added some of my 3 year old’s creativity and ended up with some lovely, sentimental pieces.
We took advantage of the last warm days of the season to get outside and get messy. As we mixed the paints together, we talked about the color wheel and what colors combine to make different colors. He was so proud to have helped Momma with another one of her “projects.”
I chose the lyrics to “You Are My Sunshine” because they are words my parents sang to me, and that I sing to my children. The typography allowed us time to reinforce letter recognition too!
The warm and cool color palettes reinforce the meanings of the two lines of lyrics as well as providing a big dose of color to our toy room.
I like the unpolished, childlike look of the artwork, the sentiment of the lyrics, and the bright colors, but most of all, I love that my little guy and I made it together!
I am so excited for this weeks theme! I have been working so hard on my projects, it was fun to do a project with my kids.
With the weather getting colder, we decided to have a Drive In Movie Night! I taught my kids the delicate art of dumpster diving, and we found some boxes to make cars! My kids drew plans of what they wanted their cars to look like, I was amazed by their creativity!
A garbage truck surely would make a statement at a drive-in movie, at least my son thinks so. My daughter made a school bus, and we decided to make my littlest daughter a love bug! I thought my hubby and I deserved a night out on the town in style, so I made a limo for us! My kids helped with the whole process, I even let them spray paint.
For dinner, chili in a bread bowl… car shaped of course!
What would a drive in movie be without snacks? The kids helped make traffic light graham crackers, and little car treats!
Drive In Movie Night was a huge success!
Bonus, the treat mess stays in the car box, and no fighting over the couch! This project took little money, and a lot of imagination! My kids are so proud of the cars they created, and treats they made!
Everyone hates waiting for exciting things. I hate waiting for packages to come in the mail, for the next book in a series to come out, and for my trigonometry homework to be finished.
For kids, it’s worse. Kids wait for birthdays, play dates – even garbage day. It seems they are always asking when something is going to happen…over and over. It’s especially rough when they’re young enough to remember something is coming, but too young to have an understanding of days, weeks, and months.
A countdown board is a helpful way to help kids understand how much longer they have to wait for something.
And if you add a few other features, they can be quite versatile.
This Little Bird Board is a wall hanging that is also light enough to be used as a lap board. Her body measures around 2 ft” wide.
Little bird’s body has 35 magnetic circles outlined with colorful embroidery. She also has a pocket for storing the number pieces.
The felt number pieces will stick to any of those magnetic spots.
Because her magnetic circles have been placed into seven columns, Little Bird has the possibility of becoming a calendar when her owner gets a bit older.
A few added math symbols let Little Bird be a fun way to practice some math facts.
Until then, we’ll probably just flip over the numbers and match the colors.
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