Letter A Apple

Along with our Letter of the Week by Confessions of a Homeschooler curriculum we made a cute lowercase A apple.

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I drew the a pieces of the A on red construction paper, the stem and seeds on brown paper and the leaf on green paper then supervised the children as they cut the pieces out and glued them onto blank paper to form an apple in the shape of an a.

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We’ve been doing more “intended outcome” crafts to practice our following direction skills and this was a great exercise for that.

For more Letter A activities and a look at the curriculum we used for our Letter A week click here.

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Bunny Family Project

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This little craft was so much fun and turned out so cute! The whole family made these together and they are happily displayed on our mantel. All you needs is toilet paper rolls, paint, scissors, marker, goggly eyes, and sticky dots (or glue).

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Paint your toilet paper rolls and bunny ears (made by an extra toilet paper roll). Let dry. Attach ears with sticky dots or glue. Add eyes and draw on face. Display for everyone to enjoy!

Q-Tip Easter Egg Painting

20130328-130307.jpg We’ve lacked practicing our fine motor skills this week so I was hoping to find a fun and creative Easter activity specifically for fine motor skills. I came across Q-Tip Easter Egg Paintings on No Time For Flashcards and was so excited for the kiddos to do this and decorate our playroom walls with them. We made giant Easter eggs and they turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

20130328-130806.jpg The kids thought it was going to be extremely easy painting with q-tips, but they soon realized they couldn’t hold them like a regular paintbrush and had to pinch them instead.

Wiggly Eye & Felt Piece Drawing Starters

When I saw House of Baby Piranha’s post on Wiggly Eye Drawing Starters I absolutley couldn’t wait to try this with my littles, who absolutely love anything to do with monsters.

I had a few wiggly eyes, but a ton of random, leftover felt shaped pieces that went to a sock puppet kit we received a few years ago. You could easily cut out felt pieces though.

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I randomly places the eyes and felt pieces on construction paper to get the drawing starters made.

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Then we grabbed the markers and started creating our very silly monsters.

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My littles {even Dad & Mom} absolutely loved this creative activity. They can’t wait for me to make more starters for them.

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Salt & Glue Painting

The girls are getting a little stir crazy since I’ve been put on bed rest. I pushed through today in hopes that a little activity gave them that special attention they’ve been needing, little did I know the clean up would be so crazy!!!

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I used food coloring & water since I didn’t have liquid watercolors on hand.

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The kids loved going crazy with the glue all over their papers… I even enjoyed that part too (:

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The craziness began when I dumped salt out onto each of our papers then let the kids twist and curl their papers until the salt covered all the glue spots. Salt went everywhere! Next time I’ll have them do this part over a tray or even outside.

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We immediately began painting our salt lines… the coolest part of the whole project!

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The girls loved painting with three brushes at a time and watching the different colors collide!

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I imagine we will try liquid watercolors and white paper next time that way the colors will just POP!!!

After much scrubbing and sweeping the salt is all cleaned up- I hope! I did learn this wasn’t the best “bed rest” activity solution.