Music Wall

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
We used all kinds of items to create our Music Wall. There are tire chains, trash cans and trash can lids, colanders, pots and pans and more!
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Iceberg Sensory Table

Monday, May 19th, 2014

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We made icebergs or Igloos in our sensory table!
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I filled water balloons with water. My freezer takes 48 hours to completely freeze a water balloon. So I only froze these for 24hours. That way I knew there would be a week point and hollow center. I filled the bottom of the bin with some gravel and tore the balloons open. Which also filled the sensory bin with very cold water. Added our little cold weather friends and the kids explored!
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Dinosaur Excavation in Preschool

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Picture 1168We buried dinosaur bones in the sand box. They are actually cow femur bones. To clean them you can boil and then simmer them  for around 24 hours on each side in apple cider vinegar. Just to warn you the smell is AWFUL! and it seeps into everything my house will never be the same. Some butchers have a machine that will completely clean it for you ask around.

Picture 1159The kids dug up the bones and then carted them off to the museum. They then decided which animal each bone went to and sorted them out accordingly!

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Categories : Dinosaur, Museum

Nature Themed Art

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

 
We gave the kids Pieces of tree bark as their canvas. They then chose from different natural items they helped collect to make beautiful natural art.
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We talked about making self portraits and so that is what they made!
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They turned out amazing!
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Categories : arts and crafts

Sensory Table and PVC Pipes

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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While studying bugs we were talking about ants and their tunneling systems they create.
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To give the kids a better understanding of what we were talking about I added PVC pipes to the sensory table with different connectors. I had meant to buy black beans to represent the ants. But used what I had on hand which were black eyed peas.
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The kids had a blast building and creating more “tunnels”
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