Continuing on with our Bugs in the Garden theme, this week was Dd is for Dragonfly.
We went on a walk around our house exploring all the bugs, and guess what we found?!? DRAGONFLIES!!!
OUTDOOR FUN: SIDEWALK CHALK
The weather has been HOT but BEAUTIFUL! We spent a great deal of time outside this week, so we decided to color some dragonflies on the driveway.
LETTER D CRAFT:
I cut the letter "D" out of construction paper for "M" to color. Then she used different sized popsicle sticks (one large, and two smaller one), a pom pom, and wiggly eyes to make a dragonfly to glue on it.
"Boo" is starting to join in on more of our tot school time, and when we were finished and I went off into the kitchen to get lunch ready I could hear "M" playing teacher to "Boo". She held up her craft to "Boo" and asked, "What letter is this, sissy?" "Boo" did not say anything, but "M" still replied, "'B'? No, silly, it's a 'D'!" I thought it was way cute! Then she was taking "Boo's" fingers and showing her how to sign the letter "D".
Printout from Enchanted Learning.
DRAGONFLY CRAFT: BEADS
I loved this craft because stringing beads is an excellent fine motor activity. We used three pipe cleaners (One for the body and one for each set of wings). For the wings we strung on red beads. The rest was just a matter of twisting it together to look like a dragonfly. "M" was so funny with this because she would get more and more excited as she put more beads on the pipe cleaner.
While "M" was working on her bead dragonfly, "Boo" practiced putting popsicle sticks into a Parmesean container:
Then we built and played with a dragonfly made with Legos.
PRINTABLES: PRETTY BUGS PRESCHOOL PACK
I continue to fail to get any good pictures of this, but we are still using 1+1+1=1 Pretty Bugs Preschool Pack. "M" loves the "Bugs, Bugs, Bugs" song and I constantly catch her singing it as she's playing.