This week, we painted with bubble wrap! I found the idea for this art project at In the Playroom. I cut a large sheet of bubble wrap into squares and cut some white cardstock into fruit and vegetable shapes. The kids painted the bubble wrap with whatever colors they chose. Mixing colors together on the bubble … Continue reading Bubble Wrap Painting
We're switching up the blog format! Instead of a weekly recap of MAPS, we'll highlight one project or activity and include a list of the stories we read.
This week is movement! We started by grabbing a pair of rhythm sticks and dancing to"Tap Your Sticks" by Hap Palmer. Our first story today was Don't Wake Up Tiger! by Britta Teckentrup. Tiger is sleeping, and the other animals need to get over her to the other side without waking her up. Like Teckentrup's previous book Get Out … Continue reading Don’t Wake Up Tiger!
This week is STEM! We started with rhythm sticks and Hap Palmer's "Tap Your Sticks." After we got some energy out, we read our first book Becoming a Butterfly by Grace Hansen. Abdo Kids has a lot of great nonfiction titles for younger audiences. Becoming a Butterfly was a short but factual introduction to how caterpillars turn into … Continue reading Waiting for Wings
This week is play! We started by picking out rhythm sticks and dancing to "Tap Your Sticks" by Hap Palmer. After the music, we read our first story, Some Pets by Angela DiTerlizzi and Brendan Wenzel. I really liked Brendan Wenzel's illustrations in Ellen Jackson's Beastly Babies, so I've been seeking out some of his other work. Some Pets … Continue reading Never Follow a Dinosaur