Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I is for Icy

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We spent most of this week playing in the snow and learning about Antarctica, but we did a few Letter I activities as well.

Montessori Letters

M insisted on working inside her "house." She actually wanted to trace letters in the salt box - first a bunch of i's, and then other letters as well.

We also looked at some Montessori pink series materials. You can see that I haven't finished the whole set, but there's enough there to get M started. Her interest in these varies, and she's still young so I'm not pushing her into it, but I like having them out and available if she wants to work on it.

Later in the week when M was painting her Antarctica coloring sheets with "snow paint" I made a letter i sheet for her to trace in "icy" paint for her alphabet book. I really like how the snow paint (white glue and shaving cream) dried puffy - very cool!

I is for Igloo

I found a dot printable from The Measured Mom that was perfect for our Antarctica theme - I is for Igloo. I thought it would be fun for M to glue cotton balls to all of the dots, but M had other plans. She decided to color the igloo and letter I instead.

I is for I Love You!

We spent Valentine's Day making cookies and gifts for our loved ones! M absolutely loves baking, and follows directions really well in the kitchen. She helps me find the ingredients, follows the steps as I read the recipe, and especially loves to be in charge of mixing.

After we cut out and baked different sized hearts and stars, M helped put icing and sprinkles on the cookies. She was more than willing to help with some taste-testing too!

M enjoyed making a beaded heart pencil topper for Gigi (my mom), and started one for herself as well. We added some letter beads from a set I bought on clearance a couple of weeks ago.

She wrapped up her day of gift-making by designing some foam heart valentines and drawings for Mommy, Daddy, Gigi, Pop Pop and Grandma. I love how excited she was to make gifts for everyone else!

Check back on the Around the World post for links to all of the letters we have done so far! Thanks for stopping by!

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