Happy Valentines from our house to yours!
Here is a look at what our workboxes looked like before we got started.
Valentines themed matching!! Both the kids enjoyed matching with these super cute printables.
Sweets has recently been drawn to puzzles. She is getting so much better at locating the correct place for the pieces. In our upcoming weeks I plan on utilizing more and more puzzles. Maybe even a few at the same time.
Here is another excellent and easy fine motor activity. Pipe cleaners and a spice jar. I cut the pipe cleaners into one inch pieces. The kids then slide them through the holes in the jar. Sweets just puts everything and everything in there. Bee is more advanced so I asked him to fill the jar with a specific color first. Once he has collected all of one color we move onto the next color.
For science, this week, we had pink inspired sensory bins. I often use science to explore our senses. Bee’s bin was flower petals and a number search. Once he located the numbers I asked him to identify them. Sweets was searching through petals for pink pom poms.
We made valentines! Okay, the truth is we starting making valentines but didn’t end up finishing them. The kids loved stamping with paint. I put an elastic around toilet paper rolls and folded one side to look like a heart. A little paint and some construction paper made for an hour of fun.
We had a special delivery that came with a box full of packing peanuts. We dug out our light sticks (I have no clue what they are really called, they light up and flash). We took turns putting the light under the Styrofoam and talked about light. The kids had a blast! Of course we had to cover the kids. Sweets thought it was so funny, she loved the tickles.
Arthur’s Valentine – Marc Brown
Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown – Charles M. Schultz