May 28, 2012

Microwaved Ivory Soap

 Microwave Ivory Soap for 2 minutes and you get a big poofy pile.  After it cools it's dry and crumbly.  B. crumbled it all.
 Then she experimented with it.  She wanted to add water to it to see what happened.
Then she tried adding dirt.

B.'s Summer Schedule

 I got tired of my little one asking me every 5 minutes what we were going to do next so I made a visual schedule for her.  It just includes what we do in the morning and a couple things in the afternoon.  I didn't want to schedule every minute of every day.  The pictures are taped so they can be moved around and adjusted.  There are a few extra options so B.  has some say in what we are going to do that day.  For instance she can choose to do a math project or a science project. She has to choose something different each time so we don't end up doing art every day. 

May 27, 2012

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

I was looking for a way to spice up our neighborhood walks for the little one who tends to become bored and want to be carried.  I saw one of these on Pinterest and made my own version.

I added a few things to help us talk about safety in the neighborhood like what to do at a cross walk and what to do if you see a dog you don't know. 

We laminated ours and bring along a dry erase crayon to mark off the ones we see.

May 12, 2012

Valentines Lunch

Heart shaped sandwich, cheese and a heart cut out of apple slices.

Peeps Smores

Graham crackers, chocolate, peeps, microwave.  Need I say more?

Grass people

 Phase 1:  Put grass seed in the bottom of a knee high stocking.  Add enough dirt for it to sit on the top of a cup.  Decorate as desired.  Dip the head in water and let it soak for a couple of minutes.  Fill the cup with water and the end of the stocking makes a wick that draws the water into the head.  Just keep the cup full of water.
Phase Two:  3 weeks later.

Phase Three:  Hair Cutting Day

Daddy wants to see how long his hair can get.  This is a great way for kids to feel like they are cutting hair with out actually cutting their own.  Make sure you hide the scissors after. : )  We used children's scissors and they cut the grass just fine.