Thursday, October 28, 2010

Owens Preschool Halloween Party

Preschool was at my house this week so I decided to do a Halloween Party. Here's what I did, I didn't spend a lot of time on it like I usually do for parties.

I made this spider plate. (you can't really tell but it turned out cute, I'll have to take a better picture)

These candles I saw on line so I decided to try them. Its just toilet paper rolls and Hot glue then painted and put flicker lights inside. They turned out pretty cool and they were really easy to make.

One of the games we played was "find the bugs in the brain guts." Some kids liked this one some wouldn't touch it.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just more things I've made

Adam doesn't like these ones very much, he hates spiders!
These hurricans I made from the Dollar Store vases and candle sticks. I saw these on line but can't remember where.
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Owens Birthday Party

A good friend of mine fit this in her busy life and painted this for me. Shes awesome!!! The kids loved it.

I made Woody goody bags

The gift area

"you saved our lives we are eternally greatful"

One friend said the table looked "professional" hahaha funny, not even close!!! but thanks anyways.

We finally were able to have Owens Birthday Party. It was CRAZY!!! Out of 14 kids that Owen invited 12 came. Drinks spilling on carpets, some wanted to play with toys instead of the birthday games and one kid got into the cup cakes before we sang Happy B-day! I finally got them to play "pin the tail on Bullseye" some had a hard time not peeking! lol. It was a lot of work but fun. Owen got lots of fun toys.

Weekend with the Leishmans

So while Mel was here last weekend we went to Green Bluff. It was a lot of fun. This particular spot we went to had lots to do and eat! There was a corn maze that led you to a castle, a pirate ship, fresh Carmel apples and cider, peddle go-karts, bean bag throw game, fresh carmel apples and cider, blow up slid, train rides, fresh Carmel apples and cider, and of course pumpkin pick'in oh and did I mention they had fresh Carmel apples and cider!!! yummm

the boys beating the girls

he thinks hes cool or something!

This race was kind of nerve racking because both Nash and Riley are very competitive!!! So when they decided they wanted to race each other we knew it wasn't going to end pretty because that would mean one of the competitive boys would have to loose! Of course we both wanted our own kid to win so we wouldn't have to deal with their lose. Riley won the first round so that made Nash want to go again of course.

Nash got to sit in the front of the Train next to the driver. Can you tell he was excited?

I knew that was coming the minute Paige asked me to take a picture of her poking out of the pigs mouth! They both ganged up on her!

weekend with Leishmans cont...

Holland not impressed with the animals!

the 2 divas!

lil' miss crazy

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Preschool activities

With all the kids I have done Parent Co-op Preschool. Now its Owens turn. So last week was my week to teach. I had the sound "mmmm". So here's a couple of activities we did. The above picture we played the 'M'agnet game. I found things around the house that the magnet would stick to and not stick to. The kids had to guess what things were magnetized or not. This one we had to do few times because they loved it.

I drew an M on paper and the kids glued 'M'acaroni on it.

I also had other activities out for them to do. My parents got this for me in Holland. This has always been one of the kids favorite activities. I have the kids pick 2 triangles. Then we see who has the correct size, biggest to smallest. We always have to do this like 3 times. They love it.

This is a felt sandwich I actually made in college. I majored in Early Education! And while cleaning out the upstairs (I will post pictures of the "NEW' upstairs next week) I found it and thought the kids would like to play with it. They loved it.

This one I thought of at last minute and it was a huge hit. It's kinda like 'M'usical chairs but instead of chairs I used pictures. I printed out pictures and laminated them with "mmmm" sounds and other sounds but mostly "mmmm" since that was the sound of the week. I scattered them on the floor and had the kids walk around the pictures when I started the music. Once I stopped the music they had to hurry and find a picture with the sound "mmm" on it. We mixed them up and started the music again but I changed it up and had the kids run, walk slow, hop like a frog, take big steps etc... They had so much fun. We had to do this a few times also.

This one is a self correcting game. I had some number cards so I copied the backs with the number on it and laminated them. The kids matched the pictures to the correct number. And if they think they have the correct one they turn it over and see if the numbers match!

This one they trace the shapes and make pictures.

This one is like the triangle stacking game, put in order. Again I copied it printed it and laminated it.

This one is self explanatory!

This one I had the kids make sculptures with 'M'arshmallows. They had fun making and eating them!
(Melanie if there's any activity you want for Mya we can make them when you come)
Then I made 'mmm' books for the kids to bring home with them. (i forgot to take pictures of these)