Got this idea for an alternative way to play hopscotch from TinkerLab the other day. I drew these shapes at random and just told her what to jump on...you could maybe draw the shapes on pieces of paper and draw them from a hat...draw them in different colors, too to add more options. Zoe didn't stay interested for long, but I think I'll revisit it another day because it is right up her alley..
Then, she adopted it as her "sound monster" for "circle time" at home. It's something they do at school and she was thrilled to have an actual sound monster to use in her setup...circle time has been a regular activity in our house ever since she started school this year....notice her buddies lined up there as the students...she was calling them up one by one to feed the sound monster. The "teacher" tells you to choose something that begins with a certain letter and you put that in the monster's mouth...
|Zoe's mean face! :-)|
My big project for the week was inspired by my friend Mariah. A couple months ago she made some big paper mache snake eggs filled with goodies for her daughter's birthday party. I decided I wanted to make little ones for the kids' Easter baskets and when I told Zoe that, she of course said "Let's make some for our friends!!" Always wanting to foster that aspect of her personality, I agreed and just made as many as I could handle for some of our neighborhood buddies. It was time consuming but really fun!
|The work space|
|Stuffing the eggs|
|Ready for delivery!|