R is for Rain and Rainbow…..

We had such a fun week learning all about the letter Rr and rain.  And after it rains you can find a rainbow!  I loved this theme and there were so many ideas to go along with it.

 

Sing With Me

Rain Song

(to the tune of “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”)

It’s raining; it’s pouring.

Staying inside is boring.

I’ll put on my boots and run outside.

Then I’ll jump in a puddle, deep and wide!

Story Time

books about rain for preschoolers

We read “Rabbits and Raindrops” by Jim Aronsky, “The Rain Came Down” by David Shannon and “Red Rubber Boot Day” by Mary Lyn Ray.  These are great books to read to preschoolers all about rain and the letter Rr.

books about rain for preschoolers

Craft Time

We made rain clouds by painting card stock gray, sprinkled them with irridescent glitter and cut them out into cloud shapes.  We then glued strips of blue crepe paper to make it look like the clouds were raining.

rainy day craft for preschoolers

rainy day craft for preschoolers

We also made rainbows using half of a paper plate, glued cotton balls onto it for clouds and then different colored strips of crepe paper to make the rainbows.

rainbow craft for preschoolers

rainbow craft for preschoolers

rainbow craft for preschoolers

It was such a beautiful day outside that we brought art outdoors.  I taped a large piece of white bulletin board paper to the wall outside and had the children take turns making different colored hand prints to make a beautiful rainbow!  After it dries I will cut it out and add it to our March bulletin board (post to follow all about our March/St. Patrick’s Day crafts)

rainbow craft for preschoolers

 

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Valentine’s Day fun…..

We have been so busy getting ready for Valentine’s Day.  We have made some adorable crafts to celebrate this holiday of love and sweethearts.

Love Trees

preschool valentine craftWe made lovely Valentine heart trees with a heart stamp and red glitter.

Valentine Bees

preschool valentine craft

Our sweet little bees are made with a pink heart, a yellow oval and black paint.

Love Bugs

preschool valentine craft

Cute doily heart lady bugs sprinkled with black glitter to make them sparkle.

preschool valentine craft

Valentine Sweets

preschool valentine craft

We made cute candies out of cupcake liners, tissue in different colors and a red pom pom.

preschool valentine craft

 

preschool valentine craft

 

preschool valentine craftI then added these candies to our Valentine’s Day bulletin board candy box display!

preschool valentine craft

Owl Always Love You

preschool valentine craftAdorable owls to hang in our room!

preschool valentine craft

Hand Print Hearts

preschool valentine craft

Valentine Bags

preschool valentine craft

We made owl bags as an alternative to the usual shoe box that is used to collect Valentines.  And of course they are owls, my favorite!

preschool valentine craft

 

I hope your Valentine’s day is filled with love and lots of conversation hearts and chocolate! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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M is for Mouse….

This week we started the letter Mm.  We had so much fun learning about this letter and the sound it makes…Mmmmm.

Sing with Me

m is for mouse

Mimi Mouse

(to the tune “This Old Man”)

Come with me, Mimi Mouse.

We will make our mini-house!

We will mix and measure mud

to make a floor-

And write M on our mud door.

Story Time

m is for mouse

We read: “Mouse Mess” by Zinnea Riley, “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh and “Seven Blind Mice” by Ed Young.  These are great books to read aloud.  “Mouse Mess” is a fun rhyming tale about a mouse who makes mischief throughout the house when the people go to bed.  “Seven Blind Mice” tells the story of seven mice who cannot see, but see things very differently.  I really like this book because it teaches the children that everyone has different perspectives of the world.  “Mouse Paint” is a great book about mixing different paints to make all new colors.

Craft Time

We made adorable grey mice for our craft.  We mixed white and black paint to make grey.  The children painted card stock and I cut it into the shape of the letter M when it was dry.  We then added pink ears, a fuzzy pink nose, fishing line whiskers and eyes.

m is for mouse craft

m is for mouse craft

m is for mouse craft

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