Thursday, March 31, 2011

Alphabet Fun - Letter Pp

Jenni is 3 years 8 months

We had plenty of activities planned for Pp week! Here is some of what we did...

Bible Verse:
Praise be to the Lord..who made heaven and earth. (2 Chronicles 2:12)

Palio's Pizza Picnic at the Park

We love a good park! (And we love a good pizza too!) One of our family outings was to our favorite park for a picnic dinner and a late night walk around the pond, picking wild flowers. We also got to catch the last few minutes of a little league baseball game - adorable!

Potato Prints (with purple and pink paint)

I love potato prints! We rarely eat potatoes but I like keeping them around for painting projects. Jenni had fun painting purple p's and pink pentagons.

Homemade Pizza

Jenni made a simple cheese pizza and paired it with pears for dinner.

Popcorn and Pajama Party

I remember making caramel popcorn as a little girl with my mother and loving it! When planning Pp Week I knew we had to have a popcorn party. So J and I made some delicious popcorn in our PJ's :)

Homemade Pretzels

When planning Pp Week, I spoke with my sister for some inspiration and she mentioned making pretzels. I thought that was a super idea. I've never made pretzels myself, so I thought Jenni and I would have a good time learning together :)

Homemade Playdough

Jenni girl made pink and peach colored playdough pancakes :) We don't buy playdough for the kids because it is one thing I thoroughly don't like getting out and cleaning up BUT homemade playdough is so much fun and we like the consistency much bettter.

Homemade Playdough Recipe:
2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon cream of tartar, 2 cups water, food coloring

Mix together and cook, stirring constantly. The playdough is done when the mixture pulls away from sides of pan. Turn onto table and knead a few minutes. (I've read that if you wait for the playdough to cool completely, the food coloring mixes in better. I've also read that you can refrigerate it for a month. I haven't explored either of those ideas...yet.)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Alphabet Fun - Letter Bb

Jenni is 3 years 7 months

We had bundles of fun exploring the letter Bb! Here is some of what we did..

Bible Verse:
Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. (Acts 16:31)

The Bible
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear (by Nancy White Carlstrom)
It's About Time, Jesse Bear and Other Rhymes (by Nancy White Carlstrom)
Let's Count it Out, Jesse Bear (by Nancy White Carlstrom)
No Jumping on the Bed! (by Tedd Arnold)
Bread and Jam for Frances (by Russell Hoban)

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear (Before Five in a Row)

We completed the Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear lapbook. It was a lot of fun - and our very first lapbook!

I outlined the letter Bb and Jenni glued dried beans onto the inside.

Bubble Blowing


Our intentions were to go feed bread to the ducks - which did happen - but Jenni also fed bread to herself and brother bear :)

Our Budding Ballerina
Our little ballerina practicing her ballet moves at the pond. I believe it was after this outing that we retired Jenni's favorite pink sandals which were clearly too small :)

Balance Beam Fun
Jenni practiced her balance beam skills at the park. She had such a wonderful experience with the balance beam when she took gymnastics last fall.

Monkey Bars
I remember my sister and I having so much fun on our monkey bars in our backyard as young girls. I think Jenni will have just as much day :)