We start our day with free choice play. This way I can get breakfast ready for everyone, feed the baby and gather our days work (this is the hope at least, it doesn't always get done). After breakfast we continue playing until Ms Beth comes to play. We then have a circle time and story. We have been reading The Kissing Hand and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom... 2 really great books.
Since we are working on appropriate behavior, following routines, and how to use our materials appropriately, I introduced glue sticks. We made a Square Collage, where we used our Sticky Glue Sticks. I worked one on one with our littlest ones on how to go back and forth with the stick, instead of banging it against the paper. It may take a while, but I think we are getting the hang of it.
We don't usually do group art activities, but I am using the modeling from the older kids to help the little ones to use the materials correctly.
This Little Guy has the best smile (and you should hear him laugh)... he is having fun playing with his new friends and lots of toys.