Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Outside Fun

We started out Water/Ocean/Lake Theme this week. We wanted to learn about Ocean Animals, fish, and frogs... we don't have access to the ocean here, but we live near the beautiful Lake Norman. So, we decided to kinda mix it all together and then take our 3rd Summer Field Trip to Lake Norman State Park... We can't wait. Our beach is like a huge clay pit... we want to take some home with us and see if we can make something out of it. The kids can't wait.

Any way, we read Rainbow Fish, talked about friendship, fantasy -vs- reality... do fish really talk and exchange scales??? :) We loved that one! We then made our own Rainbow Fish...

We also brought the sand in to the sensory table and made a "beach" We bought some really cute boats and such from the store, but they didn't FLOAT!! Can you believe it... we at first we disappointed, but then we laughed and laughed!!! We pretended they were subs :)

We then decided to try the Chalk/Body paint I found at preschool daze that I have been dying to make. We were going to make it for the 4th of July... we even made a shower to help wash it off, but I didn't have any cornstarch and we couldn't. I picked some up last night and we got to make it this morning and what a time we had... loved it!!

We tried painting our bodies... some loved it!!

I think mostly we just liked the mess and the way it dried on the ground.

We wrote our names, the name of our daycare, and drew funny pictures!!


Chipping the "Chalk" off the table

Loved playing in the sand and mud... Soup anyone??


What's this??

Whoa!! How Cool!!!

Outside Painting... the bubble wrap added a lot of texture and popping it was a lot of fun too!!

This guy thought he was quite cool with his "cut" on his head!! What a Jokester!!

Lastly, I found this on the inside table... Montessori at work and what fun it is to be able to paint whenever they want... just take out their tray, paper, get their water and paint... When they are done they put it away... This little girl wasn't finished and came back to it after we did our outside chalk/body painting... She told me her watercolor picture was of all the kids outside doing the body painting... I love my job!!!

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