Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tot-School: Down on the Farm

Luke is now 46 months old
Kimberly is now 34 months old
Spring has arrived in upstate New York, so Tot-School has taken a decidingly outdoorsy turn.
We have spent some lovely days at the creek out back, exploring rocks and mud---a lot of MUD!!
Nothing is more fun for a 3 year old than MUD. We have also been enjoying a "farm" theme this week at Tot-School. We made these great "muddy pigs" that I posted about here.
"Keep shining sun!! Keep shining!!"
Daddy also took us to the zoo this week. We always take a picture on the tiger.
Of course, since it is "farm week" we paid special attention to the barn and farm animals at the zoo.
We saw the giant rooster,
and a fun little piggy.
This fun farm mobile is now hanging with our other farm crafts.
I found the printables for this at DLTK crafts.
We also made this cute little sheep magnets for the refrigerator. Instead of using paper, I cut out the pieces using foam sheets. We added wiggle eyes, pom pom noses, and cotton ball wool.
These magnets have been added to the refrigerator with our piggy magnets.
Our chick craft was a lot of fun.
We used yellow ovals, cut out of cardstock,
big wiggle eyes,
yellow paint,
white cardstock,
brass fasteners. The first step is to paint little hands yellow and then stamp them onto white cardstock.
This is a good time to have a teenage assistant!
This is just cute!
We then made orange paint by mixing yellow and red.
Here Luke is painting his chick's feet.
The kids both love to paint.
After the handprints were dry, I cut them out to resemble chick's wings, and then used brass fasteners to attach them to the chick. We then glued on big wiggle eyes.
The beaks are orange squares of paper folded into a triangle. These turned out very cute.

I have posted other farm posts this past week, you can find them here, here, and here.

Make sure to check out all if this week's Tot School posts for some great ideas.


~ Angi :) said...

I was enamored of the 'little lamb' project . . . and THEN! THE CHICKS are soooooo cute! WOW! Love them!

Thank you for adding to my ideas list! :D

PisecoMom said...

Adorable farm crafts! So sweet!

We always stop for pictures on the tiger too. :)

Bernadete said...

Thanks for all the animal ideas! My LO loves animals so this is a great addition!

Rhonda said...

Those little handprints chicks are just so cute! You are doing such a great job with the Farm theme.

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Tot School looks like something I want to do!

Lynnie said...

The chicks are just too adorable! Love it!

TheRockerMom said...

You've given me some great farm animal ideas! The chicks with handprint wings are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Denice said...

we are not doing farm this week, but easter - yes. we are definately doing those chicks!