For our “K” week, the sensory bin was a knights and kings theme.
I also made a simple St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin for this week.
I used a green bin, shamrock garland, little plastic Leprechaun hats, gold and green St. Patty’s coins, and homemade green playdough.
This is my sweet ones listening to me read them a story. The bean bag chair in the reading corner gets a lot of use, though mostly just when one or two of them at a time are having some quiet reading time!
For our “K” week, we had lots of fun workbox activities including:
The roll a kite game went over well. I think it was from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
This kite sizing activity is from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Dancing Queen seems proud of completing this.
Someone is really proud of himself! Snuggle Puppy put together a whole section of the floor filled with letters strung into words to match with the corresponding pictures.
a little activity to differentiate between the lower case and upper case “k”
I like this picture of Granola Girl playing in the sensory bin because she is so obviously enthralled!
Fred played a hockey game at Rexall Place, which was pretty exciting. We took Miss Optimism, Einstein, and Snuggle Puppy with us to watch and it was fun to see Fred play in that huge arena!
Fred got two or three assists in the game and did really well, though he wasn’t happy with his performance because his new stick needed to be shortened! I was a proud mom (mind you, I would be proud even if he sat on the bench the whole time)!
Snuggle Puppy, Granola Girl, and Dancing Queen took ski lessons and Miss Optimism and Einstein took snowboard lessons. They had THE BEST TIME!!!
Miss Optimism has been really wanting to learn how to cook so I bought her a children’s cookbook (it’s not my favourite one and I will be looking for a better one).
(obviously, all of these were made before we started our gluten free experiment)
We continued our Story of the World. The kids’ memory verse was “We love because He first loved us.” – I John 4:19.
I read Leah’s Pony to the kids, one of my all-time favourite books. I cried a lot while reading it. It doesn’t seem to matter how many times I read it…I still cry. We discussed the book and The Great Depression. (The book is about a young girl who tried to save her family’s farm during the Depression.)
In the past, we’ve never done anything special for St. Patrick’s Day. We’re not Irish and I didn’t really know what the holiday was all about other than Leprechauns and pots of gold, so I didn’t see the point in celebrating it, until I read this post. I read the story to the kids and we did some fun activities including these crafts. For the templates, click here.
The pot of gold craft was made using construction paper, tissue paper, glue, and gold coins (from our sensory bin!)
The shamrock was made using a green bingo dabber (though Miss O. didn’t have the patience to wait for the green, so she layered blue on top of yellow and that worked too)
We had some playdates, the kids went to their gymnastics classes, they made progress in their Math U See and A Reason for Handwriting. Next week, we will start preparing for Easter and start the letter “M”. I have so many plans for the letter “M” that it will take several weeks. I think that our first “M” unit will be Magnets.
If you are looking for information on making sensory bins, you may be interested in my book.