There were lots of other eggs out for the children to play with this week! They were in the texture table with cups, scoops and lots of little spring toys to tuck inside them.
They were in the water table along with bowls, cups and saucers for all kinds of concoctions.
They were on the flannel board.
They were at the creation station along with florist foam and pipe cleaners for designing sculptures.
At the light table we had a variety of tops and spinners out for the children to play with. This is a great fine motor activity because it takes strength and coordination to twist the little tops fast enough to set them in motion.
We did some fun process-based art, which is best described as art for art's sake and allows children to bask in the process without any specific end product in mind. On Tuesday children used liberal amounts of water color to cover a piece of paper and then sprinkled Epsom salts over the surface to create texture.
Thursday they painted with squeegees at the easels.
Our other parent-led activities focused on counting. Tuesday they played a game moving a mama duck along according to the number they spun. As she passed certain points along the board, she collected her 3 ducklings and then they all headed to the center of the board for a birthday party.
On Thursday they opened plastic eggs to find jelly beans inside. They sorted and organized them according to their colors, counting as they went along and making observations about which colors had the most, least, or equal amounts.
Recess was a bit drizzly, but we made it outside both days which was great!
In the coming weeks we will spend some time talking about the different people and places in our communities. Our dramatic play area has been transformed into a hospital and a pizzaria . It's going to be another fun week together!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful kids with us, and for all you do to help make each day great :)
See you soon,
Lisa and Sheri