Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fall Leaves Art

I wanted to somehow use colorful fall leaves for the art. First, the idea was to draw a tree and glue leaves to it but my daughter ended up painting with her feet and hands and then gluing various leaves on top of it. 


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Exotic Birds Sensory Bin

Since we studied birds at home with my daughter I decided to continue with this theme at the daycare. I found an exotic birds' set, put some feathers in the bin so that children could guess which feather is from which bird. Everyone did well with this task but remembering names of the birds was a lot more difficult. The only ones they could name were a flamingo, an owl and the parrots.

We discussed birds colors, structure, size of wings and necks and so on.

After the sensory bin everyone went to paint a birdhouse which I made out of cardboard box and painted with white acrylic paint. It ended up looking very much like the one I did with my daughter a few moths ago. Every child painted his/her own side of the birdhouse or a part of the roof. Then they added stickers, feathers and plastic gems.


Bird's Nest Sensory Bin

We haven't studies birds for a while so here is a bird's nest in a sensory bin. Our bird is a peacock from our Christmas ornaments because I did not find anything else. Bird's eggs are from Play Doh. The bin is filled with colored rice and plit peas.