Monday, March 29, 2021

Here's How Jelly Beans Are Made

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Easter is so Egg-citing

A few ideas to keep the kiddos busy until Easter! Little hands make the cutest keepsakes!

Plastic eggs, carrots, soccer balls and more.  Use a sharpie and write numbers or letters for matching. 

Jelly beans make math fun.  Sort, count, create patterns, add, subtract or make a graph.  Ask your child questions using words like 'greater', 'less',  'more', 'equal' and 'zero'. 

Hop to it and making learning a fun experience for your child. 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Bear Facts

Learn more about bears! 

Black bears-

Polar bears-

and pandas.  You and your child can learn more about bears!  Thanks for coming to today's story time.  We'll see you soon.

'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'

Across the Universe

We love our 'messy tub' at MCP.  Often called a 'sensory tub' or 'sensory bin' it is an important piece to the MCP curriculum.  If you do a search, you will find over four million results.  This will get you started:

U is for Universes so a couple years ago we added a space bin.  

Crinkle paper creates a garden or fun for the fall.

Giant bugs and  large silk flowers spring time fun.

Maybe next winter...a wintery bin with polar animals for artic adventures!

Monday, March 15, 2021

U is for Under

You would never know by looking at our art table but underneath is a hot mess.  It's not old dried out gum but crayon marks everywhere.  It makes me smile.  

It would be Letter U this week at school.  We traditionally tape the letter U under the table, place crayons in a small bin and the children lay on their backs and color (quite a bit of giggling, too.) 

At home you do not need a Letter U.  A piece of paper and some crayons will make your child happy.  Have your child crawl under the table and color up on the table.  Unbelievably simple. 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

The Chicken? or the Egg?

This is not a sensory bin we have at MCP (yet) but it too cute not share for spring.  Find out more at:
(I would suggest crinkle basket filler paper instead of Easter grass)

Thursday, March 11, 2021

My Lucky Day

"The harder I work, the luckier I get."
Sam Goldwyn
Next week is St. Patrick's Day.  Simple shapes make a leprechaun.  

Green and orange paint with corks, cookie cutters or fingers! 

"Robot, play Irish folk music."  Music is needed to set the mood.  Here are some more ideas:

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Summer Dance Song

Letter S week mean we are pretending it is summer!