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May 6th Outside play/Welcome a New Addition

Today we want to welcome BC to our Daycare family.  He and JP were inseparable all day. We were outside all day, again, except for lunch and rest. Everyone was all Sun screened, Sun hatted and protected. Hoping to get the canopies up tomorrow for shade.

Another great day at Lil’ Caboose. Enjoy the photos.

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Making Snow People and snowflakes on a No School snow day

No School today, snow day. Missing three kiddos today. We spent the morning making a few crafts. I say the morning because, the crafts look simple enough, but doing them with 2 one year olds TAKES all morning, haha. They really did great though.  “AB” made a Snowman picture and the younger two made “Snow flakes”. WELL, that was the idea, but the blue paint didn’t work well and neither did trying to position their hands. They were not too happy to have paint on them.  As you can tell from the floor, we had popcorn too.

As always, enjoy the photos and feel free to comment here or on facebook.

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DIY Weighted Blanket/Fun and playing inside

TUESDAY:   I had looked up a DIY project for people that may have over stimulation concerns.  It is actually a weighted blanket/Lap pad. It is said to help increasing certain “calming”chemical levels in the brain. You can follow the process with these pictures, but the short description. Put 1.5 cups of rice into a zip lock bag (9). Duck tape the bags shut. Place in three rows (Or how ever many you would like for the size you desire). We used 9. Three rows of three. Once the rice was all secure we duct taped the bags, spaced equally apart.  We continued to duct tape until all the zip lock bags were secure. You can see the end result. You can make a cover for it, or use a pillow case.

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The end result of the weighted blanket/Lap pad
WEDNESDAY:  We had lots of fun in the Daycare room today. We went through many items, and with the kids help and input, determined what was to be left out and what could be put away.

During play time, “C” showed off his belly. He was so sweet giving little “J” his blanket, over and over again, as well as hugs.  There was dancing, music, Barbies and lots of play with many different activities/toys. That made it very hard to decide what to put into storage.  I will let you see for yourself the happiness in everyone’s faces. I even got a special kiss from “C”.   My sweet kiddos.

Enjoy the pictures and please feel free to comment on them here or on Facebook. I welcome your Feedback.

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Bounce House/Sprinkle and lots of fun

THIS IS FROM MONDAY, I DIDN’T GET A CHANCE TO POST IT LAST NIGHT..

Monday was a BEEAUUTIFUL day outdoors. We stayed outside all day and the kids loved it. I got out the bounce house, which was loads of fun. AND I also brought out the sprinkler, which I would not have imagined this early, can you believe it?  The kids all loved that, well except the baby.  JP painted a wonderful picture and the baby made her very first finger painting. I also did her hand prints. Since they were her first, I laminated them for her parents.  The kids also played in the sandbox, rode bikes and blew bubbles, etc.  As you can see, the baby was worn out by the end of the day, falling asleep in the swing.  Another wonderful day!  Enjoy the pictures..

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Practice doll/Matching/Worksheets/Play Doh/BINGO/Play

Happy Monday. Had my three little ones all day until the rest arrived after School. We had a very busy, very fun day. I wanted to change things up from concentrating on just the letters because there are so many other skills to be learned as well. “K” and “S” and I started off using the Practice dolls that help children to learn, buttoning, snapping, zipping and more. From there we moved onto Pre-school worksheets.  We discussed colors and shapes, then the kids had to match one side to the other side of the sheet. The next sheet we worked on was words that sound the same.  I constantly rhyme words and names through the day, but we had never done it on paper.  The final sheet was a winter maze, which is always a hit. Next we played a few games of “Food and exercise” BINGO.  The girls were so excited whenever they got a match.   We tried a new recipe for Play doh, but ours came out rather sticky, as you will see. The the girls wanted to play with the floral beads, but that didn’t last too long. So off to the Play room where they were pleasantly surprised to see a play tent set up (I took the climber down), they spend a lot of the day in that tent, using their great imaginations. A couple of the other kids joined us after the bus, not all of them today. They also were happy with the tent. We ended the day with a couple games of “Penguin Pat”, a fun game.

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Ball play in the pool, running races and more

I didnt get a chance to post this last night so I am going to post it now. We added some ball pit balls to the water in the kids pool and they had a blast playing in and with them.  We had what looked like a race track from where my daughter mowed, so they kids used that for running races.  That was really cute. Another fun filled day.  Some great photos too, enjoy.

(If there isn’t a BLOG or not many pictures, it is because I need to get a new camera memory card, the current one is almost full, I know, big surprise)  Thanks…

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Science Fair and Library Day (What a day of Learning)

I took the Daycare kids to the Science Fair at the Middle School. They got to hear about plants/Soil (My daughter’s experiment), different kinds of Pizzas, which Ice cream melts quickest, Popcorn, french fries, cereal etc, and even got to try some samples. They also have their own Pumpkin or Bean cup to grow given to them by my daughter Brianna.  They kids knew people (Sister’s/cousins, friends) that were in the Science Fair.  It was a lot of learning.  We did this before we took a Field trip to the Library for Reading time, since the weather was so bad. There, they had a ton of fun, even though there were A LOT of other children there too.  They played a parachute game, sang the Alphabet three different ways (Loud, quiet, no voice), did wheels on the bus (See white wheels) and more. Then was a “Special” guest.  It was an Iguana. It was VERY big. My three little ones were pretty close to it too and I was shocked that none of them were scared of it at all (I know I wasn’t getting to close to it). They even, get this, patted its tail, I tried to get pictures of that. After they saw the Iguana it was craft time. The kids used glue to outline the picture of the Iguana and then used sprinkles on them. Their pictures came out great, mine, not as well (Still don’t have my regular camera).

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