Thursday, March 26, 2020

St. Patrick's Day and Welcome Spring

I am late at writing up this post.  This week feels so strange without my little ones here.  I am out of routine and miss their happy smiles and laughter.
This pandemic has reached far and wide.  I am grateful to my families for wanting to be safe.  We are all isolating for 2 weeks at least.  Let's hope this thing is over soon as so many of us do not like what they are calling the 'new normal'.

Anyways, last week was fun as we celebrated St. Patrick's Day and the coming of Spring.  The weather is finally getting a bit nicer which is a welcome relief from a long winter.
So here's what we did.

We made a lovely shamrock wreath to hang on the door.  Lots of good fine motor skills used here gluing on those little shamrocks.

Cute little leprechaun finger puppets.  

Irish hats.  
We used a cup and glued it to a cardboard base.  The kids decorated it and they could use them to put a snack in.

Rainbow Mobile. 
 Now who wouldn't love to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

St. Patty's Day banner.  Simple but fun to hang.

I found these little pots at the Dollar Store.
I hid some silver coins I made and the kids had a blast finding them.  They played it over and over again.

 The first day of Spring.
We made this lovely banner and it gave us a chance to talk about words that started with 'S'.
They did amazing.

We did a great activity sheet matching clothes to the weather.

 Some stringing practice to make a necklace.

Finally this drawing one of my little ones made of her family.  
It is such a wonderful example of how the evolution of drawing and perceptions evolve.
A few months ago, this would have been just a page of scribbles.  As the fine motor develops, the drawings have so much detail and interest.  
So exciting for me to watch.

Well that's it for awhile.
I hope you are staying happy and safe as we pass the time in our homes.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. Karen you must be missing your kiddos terribly?.....And they will be missing you too x.
    Fun and fabulous projects and particularly like the Little Irish hat cups x. Yes it would be great to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and great to see the little ones coming along x.


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