It can sometimes be challenging to keep your little ones busy when the rain refuses to let up. We obviously need these rains, but let's be honest, we miss our warm and dry days. From baking to make believe, here are a few ideas to keep your preschooler busy when the weather isn't cooperating.
Let's see what our kids were up to this week keeping busy indoors.
Building blocks on top of tables covered in blankets to buffer falls. This marble run was exciting to build and race our marbles to the end of the line.
Sewing clothes for our favorite teddy bears.
It's ok to let loose with blankets and chairs making forts and campouts. This is a great time for make believe.
Here we are measuring soaked beans against the dry beans that soaked overnight in hot water. We then planted our seeds indoors.
Food can be fun too. Here we have breakfast of fresh strawberries and Micky Mouse Pancakes. Our eyes are not chocolate, but carob chips.
Snack time was made to be fun too. An array of colors, but the kids decided making Fruit Loop necklaces are way too cool. Yummy .
March 18, 2011
Can you name all the produce you see around you? Yeah, careworts, celawree, brocowree, mushwooms....you know where this is going.
After the produce department, we head over to the flower and balloon department where the kids point to their favorite mylar characters. Toy Story, Thomas the Train, Hello Kitty and so many more.
March 13, 2011
March 5, 2011
We also took huge fake teeth and learned how to brush up and down, inside and all the way into the back of the mouth.
The kids decided that their Dora Toothpaste tasted better to them than my Crest, which they said smelled too spicey. They do love brushing their teeth everyday after nap.
My co-teacher made mouth puppets too. The kids had a blast using them as big smiley masks.
I even caught the kids taking our large toothbrush and attempting to brush our dog's teeth. This was pretty funny as my dog just sat their with her pearly whites exposed.
This was a fun week learning about teeth and the importance in keeping them healthy.
Next week, all about Rainbows!