"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

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Red bird

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."
2. Color focus:

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.

3. Hands On Craft:

Apple Tree

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)

But just paper apples is not enough! Then they did some dot marker apples

And finally, we added in some thumbprint apples with red ink.
Other Craft:

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:)
The bird feeder is an activity everyone participated in.  It was a sticky icky mess, but it was worth it.  The kids have been getting so excited when they see birds eating the treats we made them!  The reviews on the recipe I used were very mixed, so I was a bit skeptical, but they have held up together just fine and the bird love them!

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.

The kids stuffing their 'eggs' into the nests

Other pintables and activities:
a fun maze by identifying letters

This week we did stickers into the circles
sorting brown and red
lacing red beads
I had these red bird stickers that Declan played with. I love how things will just pop up that I have around the house to use!


1 comment:

  1. Cute paper plate bird!! Raelynn sure is pretty like her mommy! That face of excitement is so sweet! Glad the bird feeders held up, what fun to see the birds come! That maze identifying the letters is so neat! Never seen that!