Saturday, October 6, 2012

An Enchanted Childhood Playschool ~ October 1st-5th

This week we read Eric Carle's Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?  The children LOVED this book!!  We used these cute flash cards, Mudpuppy Mothers And Babies Flash Cards Multi, to learn the names of the animal babies in the book, as well as others.

We were not at all creative in crafts for this book... and I found that neither was Pinterest nor my other usual sources.  But we did a little bit of coloring and a little painting and then spent hours outside in the gorgeous fall sun.  As it should be!

We put these kangaroos on large craft sticks to make puppets, but forgot to take a picture.

Friday found us with just two two-year-olds and a one-year-old.  
While he napped, the older ones tried out our new bean bags... 

The heart and soul of our playschool is lots and lots of outside play and adventure. 
Soon the weather will get colder and colder until our outside time will be limited,
so we intend to enjoy it as long and as much as possible!

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  1. Oh Hannah, your photos are gorgeous, I love Fall - my favourite season & all your lovely leaf photos mmm. Our leaves haven't quite turned yet. Kierna

  2. Those autumn leaves look so much fun, what wonderful memories you capture at your amazing nursery. Thank you for sharing them on #CountryKids

  3. Beautiful crunchy leaves, we never seem to get enough of those for long enough before it starts raining.

    Popping over from Country Kids

  4. I love playing with leaves with the children.
    I love the painting in the highchair.

  5. I just discovered that Eric Carle book, and I love it too! Is it new?

    Your school always looks so delightful. I would send my children to it in a heartbeat.

    Thank you for linking up to Learning Laboratory!

    1. We recently bought it at Kohls.. but it was published in 2000. Thanks for hosting a wonderful linky party each week!

  6. We love all Eric Carle books. He is amazing. Your pictures in the leaves are beautiful, the children are so excited to be outside exploring. You have a wonderful program. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  7. Your little one is getting so big...and she's cute as a button!

  8. Ooooh I think that the leaf play is my favourite!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  9. i love that you focus on outside play and adventure :) we, too call it playschool. thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday! i'm a new follower, too.

  10. Love all your pictures -- especially the two little ones holding hands!

  11. What an amazing leaf pile! You really had a wonderful afternoon to play in it. The kangaroo puppets are adorable.

    Thank you so much for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I will be featuring this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page tomorrow afternoon.

  12. Looks like a fun week to me!! Love the leaf pile and outside time! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  13. What a fun and creative week!!! I enjoyed those sweet years with my little ones. :) Thanks for sharing. :)

  14. How fun! SO many great things you have done. Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday last week. I hope we see you again.

  15. Theirs just nothing like playing in the Fall leaves! What fun!