Today I had one of my before and after school kids all day. So, getting my days mixed up, I told them we could go to the Kiddie GYM. Well, I remembered it was Tuesday when we got there and there was no Kiddies there, because Kiddie GYM is Wednesday and Friday. But, I did remember that Tuesday and Thursdays is story and craft time at the Library, and even better, it is next to the GYM. So that is where we went instead. The books were about Valentine’s and hearts. The craft was a Lollipop/Butterfly Valentine. The lollipops however, did not make it back to my house. The girls also did puzzles, we read books, played with the babies, trains and more. Another great day! Enjoy the pictures.
Head First Finding the big trampoline Throwing Snow Snow Angels
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).
My Beautiful daughter
We had a very busy day today. We started off by me tracing each child’s body on a large piece of paper. Each child colored their face and clothes on the body and then I cut them out. They really liked doing that. Next, since we did’t go outside in the cold, cold weather, and while we were waiting for our guest to arrive, we played some active games. We played two body parts songs to go along with the bodies we traced, and made the movements to them “Head, shoulders, knees and toes” and one you may not know “Toe Knee Chest nut” (Tony Chestnut). The kids giggles their way through Tony Chestnut, it is a really funny song. They also ran in circles trying to make themselves dizzy and we played musical chairs etc. The kids saw the magnetic cookie sheets that I had written the alphabet and numbers on, and the magnets next, so we played with those. Our guest, the Librarian, arrived. She had three snow related books for us today and all three kids, “K” JP” and “E” participated and had a great time. She read the books to us as well as us all singing the Alphabet song and Old McDonald. The three kids did a great job. There was one book whose character happened to be named Nancy and her brother Jack (which I have a brother Jack too). “K” was so confused and excited. Each time the name Nancy was read from the book she pointed to me and said “Hey, that’s you!!” or some other comment. It was quite funny. Another great day!!
“K” has her eye on “J” and the chair..