V is for Vegetables…..

This week we were so busy and had so much fun learning all about the letter Vv and vegetables.

 

Sing With Me

Vegetables 

(To the tune “I’m a Little Teapot”)

Vegetables are plants we eat,

They’re so good, what a treat!

Carrots, beans, and broccolli-

They help us grow so healthily.

Poetry

Vegetable Colors

There are many colored vegetables-

They are good for you.

Carrots are orange, I’ll eat a few,

Beans are green, I’ll try them too.

Story Time

book about vegetables for preschool

We read “The Vegetables We Eat” by Gail Gibbons and “Eating the Alphabet” by Lois Ehlert.  The children were fascinated by all of the different vegetables that you can grow and eat.  We talked about all of the different ones and which ones were our favorites.

preschool book about vegetables

Craft Time

V is for Vegetable

v is for vegetable craft

We made vegetable stamps out of a bell pepper, carrot and potato cut in half and dipped in paint.

v is for vegetable craft

v is for vegetable craft

v is for vegetable craft

Our finished art work is on display in the hallway along with our book selection “The Vegetables We Eat” by Gail Gibbons.

V is for Vase

v is for vase craft

We also painted large letter V’s to make them into flower vases.

v is for vase craft

We stamped red flowers to fill the vases.

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v is for vase craft

Our colorful and beautiful flower vases are on display in the classroom.

In the Garden

v is for vegetable garden

Over spring break the whole school planted a vegetable garden next to the playground.  Each child got a turn to dig a hole and plant a few seeds.  It will be very exciting to watch our seeds grow!

v is for vegetable garden

v is for vegetable garden

v is for vegetable garden

Snack Time

v is for vegetable snack

We were so excited to have a parent donate a veggie tray for a special snack and show and tell.  The children were very adventurous and tried each vegetable and decided that carrots and celery were the favorites.

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Easter is almost here!

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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Crafting hand made lotion bars…

It has been a while since I have posted a craft that I have made.  I was getting antsy and had too much coffee today, so I took a trip to Michael”s to see what kind of trouble I could get into.  I love the store Lush and all of the gorgeous, hand made soaps and yummy goodies that they have.  It can get a little expensive, so after sifting through my many pins on Pinterest, I found a recipe for lotion bars.  This was by far one of the easiest crafts I have made yet.  You just measure and pour the ingredients and in a few minutes, maybe 10-15, I had massage/lotion bars cooling on my counter tops!

home made lotion bar ingredients

I took a trip to Chuck’s, my local all natural market, and found the bees wax pearls, essential oils, lavender pods and rose petals.  I then made a stop at Michael’s and got the molds, glitter and all natural bees wax bar.  I had coconut oil and olive oil.

home made lotion

Over a double boiler over medium heat and 2 inches of water, I measured 1/2 cup of bees wax pearls, 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of olive oil.  The bees wax pearls are a lot easier to measure out, as the block of bees wax is hard to cut and grate.  I think I will use the pearls from now on.

After everything is melted add about 25-30 drops of essential oil.  I used lavender and lemongrass.

home made lotion bars

Once every thing was melted, letting it cool slightly, I poured it into the molds, then sprinkled in the lavender pods, rose petals and just a little bit of the irridescent glitter.

 

home made lotion bars

Once they were cooled and hardened, I popped them out onto parchment paper and wrapped them up.

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They are heavenly!  The lavender pods give it a nice texture, exfoliating almost, but may be a tad too scratchy to use directly on delicate areas.  I just hold the bar in my hand and let it melt a little and then apply it to dry hands, feet and any where else that needs hydration.  The combinations are endless and I can’t wait to try different fragrances!

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