Lately I have been making an effort to actually do some of the things that I have “pinned” on Pinterest. There are so many fun ideas that it can be overwhelming, but I have decided that I will pick 1 fun new activity a week + 1 new learning activity that goes along with what Collin’s teachers are doing at school.
Collin has been loving it & as soon as Gracie goes down for her morning nap he starts asking what “project” are we going to do :)
Each day we are home I pull out a special book that is only for “Project Time”. It is basically a preschool workbook that has tracing activities in it along with letters. Collin picks out a page, then we work on it together. When he finishes he gets either a special sticker that is just for “Project Time” or an M&M :)
Next we pull out his special Spiderman notebook where we practice drawing the “letter of the week” from school…this week is “B”. We have only been home 2 days this week, but he is already starting to be able to make somewhat recognizable “B’s”.
Then, depending on how much time we have I start our Pinterest Idea. Here are a few of my favorites…
This was just plain painting, but he LOVES it :)
We made an American flag. I drew lines on the paper & he cut out all of the red & white stripes himself!
Then we glued them on in a pattern.
Finally, the stars :)
We also made a land & sea picture (idea stolen from VBS) and used stickers & drawing to put animals where they live.
Collin’s favorite has been the vinegar & baking soda project where we made bright colored “volcanoes”
Counting out cereal pieces.
Grace enjoyed this one too!
This was one of my favorites…I drew Collin’s name on a piece of paper and gave him a Q-Tip and paint to make dots following the lines of the letters. I did 1 to show him & he filled out the rest – mommy was so proud :)
This was an idea I got from their school, to pick a book and focus activities around the book. Collin picked a book and we did everything they did in the book. He picked “If You Give a Pig a Party”
We built a fort out of blankets, decorated with balloons, and had a pillow fight.
Grace enjoyed the fort too :)
I’m not perfect, but I am trying to be more intentional with our home time. And it is fun too :)