Friday, September 24, 2010

Having Fun Learning

Our Week Having Fun Learning Together!!!

Emily is 43 months old and Juliette is 14 months old

This week we had a great time doing all different types of activities.  Emily said that she wanted books about cats so we went to the library and got a stack of books about cats.  Then of course we did some fun cat themed activities too!  Juliette has been joining in so much more.  She had a great time doing art project with us this week.


Emily did a C-A-T Letter Find, Sort and Graph where she practiced many different math skills.


When I saw this idea on Kingdom First Homeschool I knew Emily would love it.  I wrote some letters on our chalk board and then gave Emily a paint brush and water and letter her trace over them to erase them. 


We played Cootie…


…and Dr. Seuss’s Super Stretchy ABC Game.


After reading Cookie’s Week, Emily made a shape cat.

  Leaf Book

Emily colored this leaf Emergent Reader from Hubbard’s Cupboard and was so proud of her self for reading it.  She took it out all week to read it to anyone who would listen!


My friend made these pattern worksheets for the girls.  Emily really enjoyed finishing the pattern.  When she was finished she said she wanted to do more.

IMG_5333We also had to make some yummy cupcakes after reading If you Give a Cat a Cupcake!!


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While Emily was coloring Juliette kept pointing to the markers.  I gave her one and she started scribbling all over the paper.  She also loved putting the cap back on the marker.  Unfortunately, after a few minutes she decided she wanted to put the marker in her mouth and she looked like she had pink lipstick all over her face.

So later we tried…

Water Painting

Juliette loved creating water pictures.  I gave her water and a paint brush and she went right to work painting her blue piece of paper.


Juliette liked filling her shape sorter bucket.  She discovered that if you take of the lid it is much easier to put the shapes in :0)


After Emily finished tracing over the letters on the chalk board, Juliette helped her cover the whole board in water.  Both Girls had a great time working together.


I took out our large buttons and let Juliette fill an empty puffs container with them.  She put every single one in and then smiled as she dumped them all out!


We went to the library for Mother Goose Time.  Juliette and I sang songs and did some finger plays.  We read a book and then played with all the different toys and children.  Juliette found the phone and held onto it the whole time, just like Emily used to do.

 IMG_5232       Juliette did her first art project.

Our favorite books from this week:

  • Cookie’s Week ~ Cindy Ward
  • If You Give a Cat a Cupcake ~ Laura Numeroff
  • When Coco Was a Kitten ~ Deborah Niland
  • Have You Seen My Cat? ~ Eric Carle
  • Kitten (See How They Grow) ~ DK Publishing


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sbswtp said...

What a great week for both girls!!! I am going to try the water painting on paper for Braeden...although I have a suspicion that he will end up throwing both the water and the brush.... said...

Loved this week's projects especially the water painting and the water letter tracing! You inspired me to use that next week with my little one! (we are having a tough time with lower case letters, so that is going to be a great fun way to practice! thanks for the idea and looks like the girls had alot of fun!

Anonymous said...

oo what a fun week learning together! I love that the girls worked together to cover the chalkboard.

Our Family for His Glory said...

What a fun week!:) The cat is so cute & I love the painting on the chalkboard idea. We also love painting with water at our house (markers must look yummy to my little one too)! What cuties!!

Susan said...

Juliette is clever to just take the top off the shape sorter. She's a cutie that one! Great activities with Emily too!

kewkew said...

Love the water painting and the water tracing. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing. I also love the graphing/sensory tub idea. Got get myself some more letters before I could do that though. Will have to keep it in mind.


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