Week 2 of our Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See? unit. This week's focus was "red bird" and was another great week!
The six categories I hope to help direct our activities each week:
1. Bible verse/story:
Genesis 1:21 "So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good."
Psalm 50:11 "I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine."
Red- red bird and red apples
|So many red items! This entertained them for so long!|
|One extension activity I did with Raelynn was in that foam tray (which I clean and save from meat purchases) is giving her a bunch of letters, making sure the letters of her name are included. She find the letters and spells her name.|
First the kids glued the tree on the paper with the pre cut parts. They each had some red modeling clay and were instructed to make apples. They did really well!
Then I had the sudden idea of making more 'permanent' apples than just play dough and modeling clay. They each ripped red paper to make apples (ripping paper is great for motor development and actually a pre-cutting skill)
And finally, we added in some thumbprint apples with red ink.
Paper Plate Red Bird
Just a paper plate painted red, folded in half and the hand is the wing.
4. Memorable experience:
Lipstick Kisses and Homemade Birdfeeder
What little girl doesn't love playing in mommy's makeup? I usually don't wear lipstick, so Raelynn was confused why my lips were so red, haha. She had a lot of fun with this activity and didn't want to stop.
|LOVE this one! Shows her excitement:)|
5. Sensory Activity:
We didn't have a specific sensory bin this week. I have dyed red rice but never got around to getting it out. They did have the bird seed they pressed into cookie cutters, corn flakes they crushed, and red play dough they made into apples though!
6. Food Experience:
Bird Nest Cookies
This was the highlight of the week! I saw the idea here but didn't follow that recipe. I didn't save the link I used for the recipe, but the ingredients I used were corn flakes, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and red m&ms. I didn't even have cupcake liners on hand, so I just stuffed some wax paper down in the cups.