This blog has thematic ideas for toddlers and preschoolers!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

How Do You Keep Babies Busy?

Bowls, Spoons, and Ice Cubes!

Playing with Cars!

Ugli Fruit Sensory

  Have you ever wondered what an ugli fruit looks like inside?

 Well here it is!  

 The inside peels out very easily!

This is how the kids described the ugli fruit:
Sight - "It looks like a big pear."
Touch - "It's squishy."
Smell - "The outside smells like a flower" and "The inside smells like an orange."
Taste: - "It tastes like a grapefruit". 

We also learned that ugli fruit comes from an island called Jamaica!

Yoga Babies!

The babies LOVED the big yoga ball!  They kicked it and rolled it and I sat them on top of it and bounced them!  A fun indoor large muscle activity on a cold rainy day!

Upside Down Biscuits

First you need to cut pineapple chunks into smaller pieces.  Really your supposed to use crushed pineapple but I thought the kids would like to "cut" with plastic knives.

Add 1 tsp. butter, 2 tsp. brown sugar, and a spoonful of pineapple in each muffin tin space.

Cover each with a refridgerated biscuit.  Put in oven as directed on biscuit container.

This is what they look like when they are finished baking.  Let them cool for about one minute....

And flip them upside down onto wax paper!  They are so yummy!  They actually taste like pineapple upside down cakes!

Taking Care of Baby Dolls

Monday, May 23, 2011

Baby Rylee is One!




Happy Fourth Birthday Belle!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Piggy Bank

 They love the piggy bank!  That's Baby Rylee wanting help!

Lane working on her small motor skills!  She is very determined and will try until she gets it!

The Big Sandbox

They love the sandbox!

Names in Playdough!

They did their names all by themselves!  I put all the letter cutters in the middle of the table and they did the rest! 

Drawing on Dry Erase Boards

 Reegan drew this picture of herself.  The balls hanging down are decorations!

 This is Luke and his dad playing football in the backyard!

Belle drew herself in her bedroom!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Makin' Mud Pies

Eating Mud Pies

I used the graham cracker mini ready crusts and the kids scooped chocolate pudding (mud) into the crust!