Tuesday, December 30, 2008

today we learned about Los Posadas and Mexico, we painted and broke our pinata and had bean burritos for lunch

The girls started the day by getting some yarn and making shapes on the floor....they come up with such neat ideas all on their own.....

Time to paint the pinata pig......

The simpliest toys are best....rocks and a truck

Tuesday-wet-on-wet painting

Beginning to paint......the dance of the colour fairies begins

There is something magical about the way the colours dance together on the paper......the paintings are all beautiful

Time to break the pinata

Thinking about the perfect spot to strike

It was helpful having my tall son home from college to help hold the pinata

Finally the pig broke and they got the candy....

Monday, December 29, 2008

Today we learned about Channukah, we made Challah, drew the Star of David, and made marshmallow menorahs!

Camping out in the new playhouse

Stringing beads

Making a Star of David with the triangle inset

Hanging Christmas lights on the playhouse

Monday is baking day

Today we made Challah....lots of mess but so much fun

Enjoying our Challah with butter and honey for afternoon snack

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The kids chose to draw and use scissors first thing this morning....

Driving in a bus/car.....

Instead of soup which we usually do on Thursdays we made pizza today...

Today we played "Pin the nose on Rudolph"

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The kids love to clip on a play silk and dance....

Playdoh is probably the most popular activity on the shelves....it gets played with everyday

A simple cardboard box is so much fun

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Everyone got busy around the table first thing this morning.....

I'm not too sure what they were pretending to be but it was a mode of transportation as they were playing house in one room and traveling to another under the cloth....

We painted wet-on-wet Christmas trees and then decorated them with glitter....

We lit our ice candles to welcome our parents coming home.....

Watching the ice candles....they are so pretty

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12th

Driving his blocks to build a house.

Drawing together

Circle Time Fun

Counting the treasures in our treasure boxes

Chubby little snowman with a carrot nose

Along came a bunny and what do you suppose

Hungry little bunny, looking for some lunch

Saw the snowman's carrot nose, nibble, nibble, munch

Indoor snowballs

Morning Story Time

Today was the last day for The Elves and the Shoemaker. In the morning we tell the same story for two weeks. The children love the repitition and really get to know the story.

Playing house together