Thursday, December 22, 2011

An Enchanted Childhood Playschool ~ A Two Week Long Christmas Party!!

We took the past two weeks to celebrate Christmas!  We read soooo many books including The Night Before Christmas, Only A Star, The Sweet Smell of Christmas, This is the Stable, and many, many more.  We added a wooden nativity scene to the Table Time activities and several sets of bells (the jingly kind) to our CircleTime.  We sang Jingle Bells, Rudolf, and Jesus Our Brother, many, many times.  We did several crafts--the kind they can have to hang on their tree for many years to come. We also made Winter Solstice lanterns! 

Monday, December 19, 2011

First Fudge

Pap made his yearly Heshey's "Christmas" Fudge... and guess who got to lick the pan?!?!  For a girlie who usually eats organic, healthy, no sugar food, she sure took to the chocolate!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Soldier Boys

As some of you know, I am a bit of a history nut. So of course I would have Civil War dress up hats. And to be fair, I have one of each color, blue and gray.

Today, my daycare boys each put on a hat.

If only the Union and Confederate armies had taken a lesson from these boys.
Perhaps the war would have been a bit more civil.

At least for five minutes... 

Wonderfull (Full of Wonder) Wednesday

Reading with Nana and the cousins. Snow outside. Blankies inside.
Same book Nana read to their mamas 20+ years ago.

Monday, December 12, 2011

An Enchanted Childhood Playschool ~ December 5th-9th ~ The Letter I

The Letter I !!

Using blue painter's tape, I made an "I" on cardstock.  The children then used watercolors to paint.  The idea was to pull the tape off and have a white letter "I".  The tape did NOT pull off clean in many places. :(

"I" is for Indian.

"I" is for ice!  Using food coloring, I made colored mini ice cubes the night before this project.  The children then used the ice to paint. It worked very well, but the younger children did not enjoy it.  The three year old loved it!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wonderfull (Full of Wonder) Wednesday...

 A Day Late.... Again

Christmas through the sparkling curious eyes of a 20 month old. 
Is there anything more wonderfull than that!