Apparently make a fantastic combination! I got inspired from Activity Mom to check out this site of teaching ideas and free printables. It is a rainy day so I was looking for something to do with weather or rain.
I found a finger play activity that involved make rain crowns! Love it.
We made the drip-drop crowns first.
Cut out rain drops using fun patterned scrapbooking paper.
Then we made two drip-drop headbands for the girls to wear. We just glued the paper rain drops to blue ribbon.
They were worn a lot throughout the day! But we made them so that we could wear them when we did the "Drip-Drop Finger Play". A cute little ryhme about rain drops falling on different body parts. Great way to practice body part identification/naming and a great movement/copying activity for Avery. I thought it would be perfect for both girls. And it was fun for both for a few minutes, but Sam and I both thought it would be more fun with more kids. Maybe one that I share with her preschool teacher!
The girl's love of the drip drop crowns got me thinking about how I could make one that would last a little bit longer than paper. So, I grabbed felt left over from a Christmas project (that I never actually did!) and started cutting out weather shapes. The end result was pretty cute and led to lots of discussions about what kinds of weather can happen at the same time.
Who knew headbands could be such a good learning tool? And so much fun too!
But now I have visions of a kind of weather chart using felt and buttons instead of stickers like we did the last time. We will see if this idea goes anywhere, but maybe!
The Nitty Gritty!
That free printables site I mentioned before has their ideas categorized by seasons and holidays throughout the year which is nice and there are a ton of cute sounding ideas. I would check it out!
For the felt crown I simply used buttons that I had saved from pants, you know the extra ones they send. I sewed the buttons on to the ribbon. Then I cut slits in the felt so that the weather shapes could be put on the buttons. Sam hasn't had any practice with buttons yet so she can't change the shapes herself but I think soon she will be able to.
At one year old Avery is getting pretty cute with movement and copying activities. She loves to try and do what her sister is doing. She had a lot of fun with the drip-drop rhyme and movement, it just didn't hold Sam's attention for very long. Maybe I just wasn't being energetic enough, who knows.
Happy Friday Night everyone!