Today was another really good day. So I'm going to chalk yesterday's difficulties up to insufficient sleep.
We started off the day with breakfast and a bit of clean-up and then headed out for our little walk.
The kids both enjoyed Circle. Yoav is enjoying the finger movements more than ever before. A new type of movement we do is clapping games - we're doing Pease Porridge where I clap my hands together and then clap against his hands and he's really enjoying it - he asks to do it over and over. I added in a tongue twister (Peter Piper Picked a Pickled Pepper...) and both boys loved that, with Elie coming up with a new ending instead of the word Pepper (think potty humor and a 3-year-old male brain LOL). That set the boys off laughing and spewing wackiness.
|Yoav doing (and very much enjoying!)"Where is Thumbkin?" fingerplay|
Yoav's favorite part of Circle is the games. His favorite is the jump rope one, but he also loves the bean bag game - I sing, "Do you have a beanbag head?" to the tune of "Do you know the muffin man?" and switch around to things like, "Can you hop with a bean bag head?"
|Yoav loving (and getting a little kooky) our beanbag game.|
|One of the beanbags ended up on the roof :(|
|Form for today (drawn on MLB paper) - "resting" line|
|Making chicken soup|
The craft took a little too long (for Elie). He wanted it to be over and for me to stop helping Yoav. It took us a bit to figure out a good method, how much paint, cutting paper, etc. We ended up switching from thinner watercolor paper to thick watercolor paper when I saw that Yoav was painting the whole card rather than just doing the print. Also I had the cards prepared as 8"x6" cards folded in half rather than 4"x6", but it just seemed unnecessarily to have them be folded cards once we switched to the thicker (more expensive) paper. For next time, I'll know to mix the paint with minimal water for the print - Yoav was having fun squirting water into the blob of paint, but you really just need a bit of watercolor paint with one or two squirts of water (I didn't want a thick print).
|Yoav painting around the stamps|
|Yoav's finished card|
|My finished card|