Easter is almost here!

March 15, 2013

I can hardly believe that Easter is just 2 weeks away.  So, to prepare, we have been so super busy during Spring Break making Easter and spring crafts to decorate our hall and bulletin board. I love Peeps!  The soft, bright marshmallow Easter treats were the inspiration for our new bulletin board.  I crafted an Easter basket for them and added some pretty spring Daffodils and our board is complete.

Story Time

We are reading “The Best Easter Eggs Ever” by Jerry Smath, “The Easter Egg” by Jan Brett, “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick” by Lucille Colandro and “The Best Easter Prize” by Kristina Evans.

 

 

 

Sing With Me

Easter Bunny

(to the tune: “Are You Sleeping”)

Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny,

Bringing treats, bringing treats.

Jelly Beans are dandy!

So are eggs with candy!

Oh, what fun! Yum, yum, yum!

I’m a Little Chicken

(to the tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)

I’m a little chicken,

Ready to hatch,

Pecking at my shell,

Scratch, scratch, scratch.

When I crack it open, out I’ll leap,

Fluff up my feathers and cheep, cheep, cheep!

Craft Time

Fluffy Chicks

easter crafts

We started out with paper plates and painted them yellow, then added a beak, feet, yellow feathers and a google eye.

easter crafts

 

easter crafts

Peek A Boo Bunnies

easter crafts

We made bunnies out of paper plates, decorated them and made them look like they were peeking out of the grass with green hand prints for the grass.

easter crafts

easter crafts

easter crafts

Foot Print Carrots

easter crafts

We made these adorable foot print carrots to go along with our bunnies, because bunnies love carrots!

easter crafts

Spring Daffodils

easter crafts

The daffodils are made from a star shape painted yellow and a cupcake liner for the center petal.

easter crafts

easter crafts

After they were dry I cut them out and added a green stem.

Paper Peeps

easter crafts

I copied the original onto card stock and we painted the chick and bunny Peep templates yellow, blue and lavender.  While the paint was still wet we sprinkled them with irridescent glitter to make them look like sugar.  I got the template from trisha b blog.  Perfect for our class craft!

easter crafts

easter crafts

When they were dry, I cut them out and added them to the bulletin board.

Snack Time

easter crafts

We got to sample some Peeps after all of our hard work making crafts!

easter crafts/bulletin board

Our finished bulletin board complete with the Easter basket, grass, Easter egg and jelly bean boarder, yellow daffodils, Peeps and butterflies!

easter crafts

The bunnies, chicks and carrots are decorating our hall way along with the giant felt eggs I got at the Dollar Store.

Happy Easter!

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Q is for Quilt….

March 8, 2013

This week we learned all about the letter Qq.  We learned the sound and the shape it makes.  This was a tricky letter to think of  activities and crafts for!

Poetry

The Quilt

With our hands we made this quilt,

We made each special part,

To show you the friendship that we share,

Warms each little heart.

Sing With Me

Q

(to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)

Q is for queen with a crown on her head,

Q is for quilt that covers my bed.

Q is for questions I like asking.

Q is for ducklings quack, quack, quacking.

Q is for quarter and quick and quill

I like Q and I always will.

 

Story Time

quilt book

We read “The Quilt Story” by Tomie dePaola.  This book tells the story of a hand made quilt and the journey it takes of how it is handed down through out the years.

Craft Time

quilt craft for preschoolers

We made a class quilt to hang in the hallway.  Each child made a hand print on a square and then I arranged them on the wall.

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Dr. Seuss Day…

We celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss today.  It is such a fun celebration.  Dr. Seuss’ books are so fun to read and they really capture the children’s attention.

 

Poetry

Seuss at Storytime

A book by De. Seuss, you say?

Dr. Seuss?  Hooray!  Hooray!

His books are full of silly rhymes.

Let’s read one for storytime!

Sing With Me

Do You Know a Cat?

(to the tune of “Do Your Ears Hang Low”)

Do you know a cat

In a very tall striped hat?

An umbrella on his arm,

He is always full of charm!

He is silly as can be.

If you meet him, you will see.

Do you know this cat?

Story Time

the cat in the hat

We read “The Cat in the Hat” and the “Cat in the Hat Comes Back” by Dr. Seuss.

the cat in the hat

Craft Time

dr. seuss handprint craft

We made hand print Cat in the Hat’s to go along with our story.  The hat is one hand painted red and white, fingers pointing up.  The cats face is the hand painted black with a white circle in the middle with the fingers pointing down.  I added the details of the face and bow tie.

cat in the hat hand print craft

 

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