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I need to be real honest - I am NOT a bug person. Snakes, toads, animals- sure. Bugs - nah. Butterflies and ladybugs I can handle but this month we are diving deep into the world of bugs. My boys are L.O.V.I.N.G. it but I am a little squeamish. Luckily Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) is making my life a little easier with some fun projects that I've extended.
Have you ever seen a honeybee up close? We have, thanks to our great photographs from EEL. While learning about bees this week, we made fun hives using bubble wrap and paint. My boys especially loved painting this way (okay- I had fun too).
Then we moved on to the world of ladybugs! Ladybugs are most definitely my favorite insect and the boys grew to love them this week too! We had a great time creating ladybug headbands and making ladybug treats!
We made our ladybug treat using:
Cake frosting and red food dye
Little black sprinkles (mini chocolate chips would work too)
Mini oreos (you can also use a Junior Mint)
They were fun and easy to make (delicious too)!
If your kids are anything like mine they need to jump around! So we used the grasshopper number cards to do just that! My kindergartner and first grader pulled two cards from my hand and had to add the numbers together. They then had to hop like a grasshopper to show me their answer! It was so much fun! We played it several times throughout the week!
Tangrams are a great way to work on fine motor skills and math skills for young children. My older children had fun with them but so did my 2.5 year old. Click on the picture below to check out the skills and research behind EEL.
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