Has anyone ever been to a Kiwi Yogurt place? They just opened one in our area, so on Saturday we went in to check it out. What a neat place! You pick the size cup you would like and it is self service for frozen yogurt! Plus self service toppings, including lots of yummy fruits! The girls loved it, and I must admit we did too. They were crazy busy and I bet the summer months will bring them lots of customers. The only negative I could find was not enough chairs and tables. They did keep pitchers of water full with cups to help yourself for free. We will definitely be visiting them again! I did not receive any compensation for talking about their store...I had never heard of them before we saw the sign this weekend. :-)
Kathleen and I were busy with learning today, and I found a nice magnetic calendar at A.C. Moore to use with her. We had the standard paper one they sell also, but the numbers were fall and it was more of a headache than a help. We loved the new calendar and today we opened it and got caught up on the month of March. It has a lot of different pieces for recording birthdays, sports practices, dance etc. She enjoyed getting it together. :-)
Today we started talking about Spring, even though it's cold and rainy. I actually still have some snowmen decorations out...LOL Hasn't been nice enough to switch the decor!
I taught Kathleen this little finger play.....
Trees are budding.(Stretch arms above head)
The grass is green (point to ground)
Flower blossoms I have seen (Form circle with arms above head, sway)
The days are warm
By evening it cools
It's time to find the garden tools!
We then talked about Cherry Blossom Trees and Kathleen made her own!
We drew the tree trunk, then I had her cut and glue on leaves and cherry blossoms. She also added more creative touches to the pictures. :-)
Since we were talking about the fragrance of cherry blossoms and spring I lit my new candle from A.C. Moore that smells like lilac while we were working! Can't wait until the real thing starts to bloom!
Next we talked a bit about butterflies and started our next craft.
First I had her stand in paper while I traced her feet.
As always Owen is sitting there to give his approval! LOL
Not only is this a fun learning activity, it's a great keepsake for parents. How quickly their little hands and feet grow!
Here's the finished product....a beautiful butterfly!
She was also tickled pink when she found this pretzel in her snack bag that was shaped like a butterfly!
A little blurry, but you can get the idea. So neat how learning things can just start falling into place :-)
Another little activity that I did with her, that's great for rainy day weather is called Happy Children in he Springtime. Just recite this aloud as they follow directions and add things as you go!
Happy children in the springtime, run to the wall
Happy children in the springtime, hop back one and all
Happy children in the springtime,skip to the tree
Happy children in the springtime fly back to me
Happy children in the springtime,gallop to the door
Happy children in the springtime, sit on the floor!......
I will have more activities throughout the next few weeks!
Hope you all are having a great Monday! Thanks again for the kind comments and emails about the children I use to nanny for. I deeply appreciate it very much.