Tuesday, March 19, 2013

easter and spring for the preschool crowd...

i'm so excited to share some of the fun things we've been up to! you may have read yesterday's post where i explained that this week would be dedicated to spring and easter activities for the preschool crowd OR maybe you just stumbled upon the blog today and have no idea what i'm talking about! :) 
if so, click HERE for the details on this week's lineup. 
now, let's get started, shall we? 

if your kids are anything like mine, they love glue. and they love marshmallows. actually, libbi loves marshmallows AND glue. laney just prefers glue. ;-)
making the dot-to-dot bunny combined both of these things and my girls were in heaven! i just freehanded the outline of a bunny onto a piece of construction paper, but i'm sure you could find some clip art on line if you didn't feel comfortable drawing your own. my bunnies weren't perfect (in fact, at one point, libbi asked my why i was drawing cats) but hey, they got the job done. 

Scrap Paper Egg:
this was a pretty simple activity that didn't require much preparation or clean-up (sounds good to me!) i had some old scrapbook paper in my craft closet, but you could use any type of paper for this - even solid colors! 
apparently we do our best crafting in our jammies ;-)

Hunting For Letters: 
this activity has two different versions and many extensions and/or modifications if you so choose. libbi (3.5yrs old) was able to do all of them and enjoyed even the "simple" version that i created for laney. laney was mostly able to follow the directions for version 2 of hunting for letters with a bit of assistance. 
Hunting for Letters...version 1 is the more advanced activity. 
Hunting for Letters...version 2 is the modified activity for younger children or those that may need more assistance. 

an example of eggs from "version 1"

an example of a collection from "version 1." libbi drew the egg labeled "blue" so she found all blue things to collect in her basket. 

examples of "version 1" collections (right) and "version 2" collections  (left)
libbi chose the letter "P" so she collected mrs Pots, a Potato, a Plate, a slice of Pie, and a Pot.
laney chose the color green so she found all the eggs labeled "green"

examples of eggs from "version 2"
hope you enjoyed day one of spring activities for the preschool crowd! please feel free to email me if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions! come back to tomorrow to see what else we've been working on. happy tuesday friends and happy crafting! :) 

*don't forget to order your easter placemats...click HERE for all the details.

and TODAY is the last day to enter to win the $50 minted giveaway. click HERE to enter!! 

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