Friday, February 8, 2013

An Enchanted Childhood Playschool: February 4th-8th ~ Winter Birds


It was a different kind of week...
with snow days and sick days...


But I did take pictures on Monday of our little Circle Time.

We sang several songs!



Five Little Animals counting song!






We end the singing with this song to lead into story time...

Open and shut them.
Open and shut them.
Give a little clap!

Open and shut them.
Open and shut them.
Lay them in your lap!

Close your mouths...


And open your ears...


(He is telling one of the girls to be quiet!)

And listen to the story.



We end Circle Time with this sweet verse from Seasons of Joy!

Scamper like a squirrel!
March like a gnome!


Fly like a bird as he soars to his home!
Stand straight and tall,
Rooted like a tree.


Stretch to the sun!
Now shake hands with me.


This week was supposed to be Winter Birds. 
We had all sorts of cute ideas for crafts... but life happened.

We did do one cute fingerprint bird craft!




See the Cardinals and Blue Jays!


The children also played with snow.


And the oldest practiced his scissor skills!





So, despite being closed for two days due to sickness, we still had a good week!




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Each week I joined several linky parties!  What a fun way to share and learn! 
Monday's Kid Corner, Hey Mom, Look What I Did!, Montessori Monday, Made by Little Hands, Homemade Mondays, Mama Moments Monday {Link Up}Little Wonders' Days,  Mom's Monday Mingle,  Hip Homeschool Hop, Tuesday Tots, (tot school tuesday), The Tuesday Baby Link-Up, Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}, Teach Me Tuesday, TOO Cute Tuesday, Open Call Tuesday, Backyard Farming Connection Hop, Waldorf Wednesday, It's Playtime, Mom's Library, We Made That Linky, What I Learned Wednesday, Super Link Party, Artsy Play Wednesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday' Adorned From Above, Frugal Days, Sustainable WaysKids Crafts,  Kid's Co-Op, Link and LearnThrifty Thursdayneedle and thREAD, Made U Look, Natural Living Link-Up, For the Kids Friday, Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday, Read. Explore. Learn., Preschool and Kindergarten Corner, Friday's Nature Table, Creative Friday, Friday Flair Link Party, Shine on Fridays, Friday FavsOutdoor Play Party,  Do Something Crafty, Sharing Saturday, Share It Saturday, Country Kids, Link and Learn, sharing creative, ideas {all weekend}, Show and Share Saturday, The Sunday Showcase, The Preschool Prekinder Nook, Fun Sparks, The Sunday Parenting Party

And each week I co-host two such parties:  The All Year Round Blog Carnival and Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up!



18 comments:

  1. I've been wondering about circle time for my family. I'd love it of you'd link this on Friday at Family Fun Friday at: http://happyandblessedhome.com/category/family-fun/ I post and share with a MOPS group and FB group of 300+ women and I think they would really like this.
    Thanks so much!
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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    1. The sweet verse is from Seasons of Joy! http://ourseasonsofjoy.com

      I will head over and link up to your party! Thanks!

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  2. Just visiting from the Preschool Corner. Looks like you guys had fun!

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  3. Oh I love your closing verse! I have been looking for something to transition the end of our circle time a little clearer and that is perfect, thank you for shairing.

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    1. I agree! I was so pleased when Our Seasons of Joy shared this verse on her blog! http://ourseasonsofjoy.com

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  4. i have been doing circle time wit my kids recently, it is so fun. even my big kids enjoy it. i like that end rhyme you do. i think i will be adding that. :)

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  5. Oh, what fun!! I love your craft and will have to check out that book. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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  6. The fingerprint bird craft is adorable! I pinned your post to my Bird Unit Study Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/bird-unit-study/

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  7. What cute little birds! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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    1. I will be featuring this on Mom's Library this week! Thanks for linking up!

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  8. What wonderful winter birds you made in your craft. I love your songs and movement activities! I will be sharing this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page and Pinterest board.

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  9. I'm so glad they like my verse! My own children love that particular one as well. And I love your little birdie finger puppets.

    Thank you for posting on Waldorf Wednesday. Hope to see you back this week!
    http://ourseasonsofjoy.com/waldorf-wednesday-link-up/waldorf-wednesday-23-on-a-thursday/

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  10. I love all these activities! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home!
    http://happyandblessedhome.com/category/family-fun/

    In His Grip,
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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  11. Thanks for linking at Family Fun Friday!
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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  12. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile .
    Play School in Tolichowki

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