Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Presidents Day

Yesterday was President's Day.  Toddlers do not yet get the concept of Presidents and our government, but that doesn't stop us from making a craft of my two favorite historical people, George and Abe.

I also thought this would be a good time to examine pennies (Abraham Lincoln is on the penny after all!).
 All you need is dirty pennies, 2 clear cups, 1/2 cup of vinegar
 and 2 teaspoons of salt, dish soap and water.
First we washed the pennies in soap and water.
Next we washed it in our 'magic water' (vinegar and salt).
The kids were amazed at the difference between the dirty pennies and the new, clean pennies.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

All about Hearts

February is all about hearts.



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Heart-themed activities for preschoolers:
Valentine hearts letter match from Make and Takes
Heart activities for preschoolers from Carrots Are Orange
Heart number puzzles from Kiwi Crate
Heart shape animals from Crafty Morning
Bouquet of hearts from Toddler Approved 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

National Dental Week

Take good care of your child's baby teeth. They do eventually fall out but until they do, baby teeth play an important role in helping your child bite and chew food, and speak clearly. 

We made a large tooth cut out and "brushed our teeth". 
Our tooth paste is a mixture of shaving cream, white paint and white glue.


tune: hokey pokey
You brush them up and down,
you brush them back and forth,
you brush them up and down,
and you brush them all around.

tune: This is the Way We...

This is the way we brush our teeth,

brush our teeth, brush our teeth.

This is the way we brush our teeth

so early in the morning.


Monday, February 5, 2018

The Circus

Send in the clowns!

No circus is complete without cotton candy!

We made our cotton candy with paint and loofah sponge. Not as tasty, but it did turn out pretty cool!


Friday, February 2, 2018

Groundhogs Day

I would say Happy Groundhogs Day, but Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.  
Hold onto your hats and scarves, that means 6 more weeks of cold, bitter winter!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Super Football Stars

Philadelphia Eagles are in the Super Bowl this year! yay!

We are celebrating by making our own Eagles football players.