"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

BFIAR: The Snowy Day (and tot school: circles and white)

Books: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Frozen (Little Golden Book) by Disney
Color Focus: White
Shape focus: Circle
Ages: 18 months, 23 months, 40 months

This week's story was The Snowy Day and it was so fun! SO many things to do with snow.  This was my first attempt at focusing on a shape and color.  It's a little more effort to do that, but just takes some pre-planning. 
Circles are definitely an easy shape to do because they are everywhere and they tied in perfect with snowmen, snowballs, and snow.  And if we are going to be reading about snow I figured we had to tie in something that is quite popular with our kids right now--Frozen!!  Amazon had the Little Golden Book for $2.99 a couple weeks ago so I couldn't resist to get it.  We read it every.single.day.

Do you want to build a snowman?  Our felt board for the week:

Circles for pizza night!

Fine Motor practice: stringing circle noodles onto spaghetti

Drawing with chalk.  Olaf was making his appearance everywhere this week!

More motor skills practice: scooping and grabbing "snow" in circle cupcake tin
Dot markers--more circles!
Declan needs practice with sorting so I pulled this out one day because it had circles
Circle stickers!
Circle poker chips. We found them while cleaning the garage.  Mommy knew that she could put them to use:)
Fun with marshmallows: painting, stacking, counting, stringing on a skewer
and the most fun was a snowball fight!!
I refrained from taking pictures and just enjoyed the moments with my kids.  It was so fun! They liked hiding behind the forts so they could go try to eat the marshmallows, haha.  Mommy and Daddy had fun with it!
In The Snowy Day, Peter makes tracks with his feet in the snow.  They had fun making tracks in white play dough. We got a variety of animals out and compared the footprints. 
We had a lot of Frozen printables this week.  We didn't get through them all!
The Snowy Day printables:
Doing a story retell with pictures
Number clips: her first time doing this with the clothespins and she did so well! Definitely will repeat this!
She circled all the "S" on the page and all while Mommy was upstairs--she was so pleased with herself!

 Frozen Q-tip printables
Frozen Tot Pack
The Snowy Day printables
Borax Snowflakes


1 comment:

  1. Looks like a blast! Oh Frozen! Got to love it! :) Loved the snow ball fight idea! I bet they loved it!! And they are smart to go under their fort to eat the marshmallows!! haha! And how fitting that Raelynn is wearing a hood like it is cold or something! :)