Saturday, February 2, 2013

An Enchanted Childhood Playschool ~ January 28th-February 1st ~ Animals in Winter

This week, we studied Animals in Winter!  The children learned how various animals handle the cold months and the lack of food.  They learned the word hi-ber-nate and loved telling others what it means!

We used two books for this week: Animals' Winter Sleep and Animals in Winter.

The childre enjoyed painting wooden bears!

The children drew trees and added in stickers of squirrels and foxes.

A glimpse of Table Time!

Our last project of the week!  The children were given several strips of stiff "felt" to make a winter tree.  Next we hot glued a little wad of crinkly brown paper saved from a package (I knew I would use it some day!!) to make a squirrel nest, high up in the tree.  Then the children added squirrel and acorn stickers to show how the squirrels save and hide nuts for the long winter.

Just about every cold day we play with playdough!

Be sure to check "Our Favorites" book-widget on the right.  You will find our weekly books there!
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I haven't received any money yet, but there is always hope!

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 Ways, 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 Favs, 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!


  1. Love the bears and those trees with little nests! Adorable!

  2. I love those painted bears! We've done a ton of hibernation stuff this year too, and now I'm actually celebrating the release of my hibernation Ebook! I'd love to have you join the party--there's freebies, giveaways, and other goodies...I've put all the details here:

  3. Oh the felt trees were precious! Stopping by from A Mamas Story. -Savannah

  4. The wooden bears and felt trees are adorable! I pinned your post to my Kids' Winter Activities Board at

  5. Is wonderful your blog and your work, congratulations. kisses.

  6. What a great week! I love all your ideas. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  7. Your trees turned out so cute. I love the little squirrel nests!

  8. I love the tree so cute! What a great way to bring the book to life.

    Thanks for linking to The Sunday Showcase

  9. Those bears are so sweet. And I LOVE the collages. Totally adorable.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty.


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  11. I love your animals and trees. What wonderful crafts! I will be sharing this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page and Pinterest board.

  12. Oh my gosh - your trees are awesome and that use of golf tees is also great. Love. Love. Love.

  13. oh wow, lovely ideas, I especially like the nest in the tree.

    Thanks so much for linking to Science Sparks.

  14. What a Great idea to do during Winter. If it was not already Spring I would do it now, but it is, so I will save this idea and use it next year ;)
    My kids also love play doh too! My youngest more than my youngest now a days, but still they both play with it.
    ~> Question, how do you get that Amazon thing you have,where you get money if someone purchases a book via it? I think that is a Great idea. I mean even if you make a lil, its better than nothing!

    TIA :)

    Check out my Blog~>

    1. I signed up to be an Amazon affliate.. you can find the info at amazon. I haven't made any money yet though lol