Abby, I typed up your activity ideas here so they might be easy to find. So fun! ~Meredith
Hunting for Dinosaurs
Gather all dinos in a laundry basket. Sort and count according to size. Dashiell and Esme close their eyes while Abby hides the dinos. Kids open their eyes and search, putting the dinos back into the basket. Sort, count, repeat.
Paper tube bird feeder (done!)
- Peanut butter (there is a “peter pan” PB in the pantry for this.)
- Bird seed
Spread PB on the tube then roll in seed. Use yarn to tie up outside.
Take a nature walk and collect rocks. Come home, and sort according to texture. Paint the smooth ones and display on windowsills.
- Scaps from compost
- little kitchen pots
We can use the kids play kitchen for this. We will use left over bits from the compost– real food. We can mix it with water in the play pots in the play kitchen. Potato peels, celery leaves, pasta and more.
Abby, you could *actually* make veggie stock for us from all those scraps! Here are some great tips about teaching kids to use knives. Dashiell has been allowed to chop soft things with a butter knife like: cooked beets, melon, etc. If you wanted to make real stock, we can save scraps for a while and then just chop and boil. We can freeze it and use for future soup recipes. ~Meredith
Paper bag pinatas!
- Brown paper bags
- crayons and decoration
D & E can decorate their own bags before lunch. The bags are filled with treats and tied closed with yarn. After lunch they can swing at them till they break and get their treats!
Tissue Paper butterflies
- tissue paper
- pipe cleaners
The kids have been talking about butterflies after learning about them t the Wyck. We can use tissue paper and pipe cleaners to make some!
Searching for worms!
Esme loves gooey things deep in the soil. We’ll go in the yard and search for worms. We’ll talk about how worms are helpful to the soil and plants.
Painting with Straws (Done!)
|Painting with straws!
We will drop paint on the paper and allow the kids to blow through the straw to blow the paint around the page.
Finding a buried treasure
We will create a “treasure” using recycled and found items. We will place them in a container or wrap them up. We will bury our treasure in the yard. In a few days time, we can go back and dig it up! We can pretend to be pirates or archeologists!
You didn’t get to finish this but I like it already! Mud is fun!!!! ~Meredith