Thursday, December 31, 2020

Winter Fun for New Year

 

It's just white crinkle paper, cotton balls and polar animals from your favorite online store.

Use dry hot chocolate mix to practice writing letters, numbers or spelling words.
Mini marshmallows make math fun.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Puzzle Pieces

 

Puzzles are an important piece of the MCP curriculum.  If you are working with your preschooler at home make sure you have a wide variety of puzzles.  This is one of my favorites because it is hard and the kids love it.  There is great reward in solving a difficult puzzle.

Past posts on the importance of puzzles in your child's development:

http://metamoracommunityprek.blogspot.com/2010/12/puzzles.html

http://metamoracommunityprek.blogspot.com/2015/01/national-puzzle-day.html

http://metamoracommunityprek.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-missing-piece.html


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Family Game Night

Playing games is important to your child's development.  Games teach your child cooperation, patience and much more.  Check out this past post to learn more:

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

Fun Food Friday-m & m's

When school is in session at MCP, we love it when the kiddos play with their food!

Pretzels sticks for letters, shapes and numbers.

Veggie straws to sort and create patterns.
Goldfish and Teddy Grahams for sorting, counting and patterns.  
And m & m's for a fabulous Fun Food Friday!
It will make math fun at home for you and your child! 




Saturday, December 12, 2020

Happy Birthday, Dear Wassily!

 

Is your child loving Kandinsky?  Wassily Kandinsky's birthday is December 16th.  Celebrate with a batch of concentric circle cookies. 

http://www.parents.com/recipe/rainbow-rings/

Friday, December 11, 2020

Moose Munch Mix 2020

 

You and your child can learn about moose at home.  Make some  Moose Munch Mix for a Fun Food Friday snack. Sticks (pretzel sticks), pine cones (Coco Puffs cereal), snowballs and snowflakes (yogurt raisins and white chocolate chips), straw and hay (potato sticks) and wild berries (m & m's) put the 'fun' in Fun Food Friday. 

  • Moose are the largest of the deer family.
  • We do not have moose or elk in our area but a lot of white tailed deer.
  • Moose, elk and deer are mammals.  They are covered with fur.
  • The males have antlers.  The antlers fall off (shed) and the males grow bigger antlers.
  • Moose, elk and deer are herbivores.
  • Males...moose and elk are bulls.  Male deer are bucks.
  • Females...moose and elk are cows.  Female deer are does.
  • Babies...moose and elk are calves.  Baby deer are fawns and have spots when they are young.
  • So many great vocabulary words-mammals, herbivores, shed and more.

Up on the Housetop-Dance Moves

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Jingle Bells

Concentric Christmas Trees

 











Another easy at home project to celebrate Kandinsky!. Concentric Christmas trees need paper and glue.  We used green scrapbook paper but let your child choose the colors.  Kandinsky loved color.  Tis the season to keep little hands busy!