After dramatic play we decided it was time to learn something so we dove into the mommy camp lessons! Arthur was given pom pom balls, a child sized pair of tongs and two containers with which to practice his motor skills while we did a quick math and reading/spelling activity.
I got a great printable book from 2teachingmommies.com. It includes lot of cool pages that I will use this week. Today we used the roll and graph activity and we also did some writing practice with their tracing sheets as well as spelling practice with a sheet where you circle the correct first letter for the picture. I printed all of these sheets out and placed them in page protectors so we can use them again. Lilly really enjoyed the roll and graph which is great since we will be doing it in other units as well. I also laminated the dice so it will be more sturdy for future uses.
After our snack we had fun making marshmallow prints. Lilly used real paint while Arthur used yogurt paint. Yogurt paint is very easy. Just take plain or vanilla yogurt and add either a drop of food coloring or a little kool aid powder and mix. I used food coloring today. Arthur had a blast with the paint even though his marshmallow only lasted about 5 seconds. Lilly made some really beautiful prints and thoroughly enjoyed herself. After painting we had to take a bath because Arthur decided yogurt hair was a good idea. Maybe next time we'll do yogurt paint in the bathtub to prevent the disaster that was my dining room.