I tried so very hard to get this out yesterday but it just didn't happen. We are in the throws of a cold with Andrew and I suffering the most. Thankfully, Ethan has slept VERY well the last two nights. Here are our N activities from over the past week.
|Hannah sorted the nuts while Ethan tried his hand at the nut cracker.|
|Hannah ate one of the nuts (shell still on) and discovered that you cannot eat the outside.|
|I cracked the nut (I think we started with a pecan) and Hannah really liked pulling out the flesh.|
|She tried to crack the nuts herself. She couldn't, but loved practicing.|
|We cracked open and looked at all four nuts that we had. (top L clockwise: pecan, walnut, hazelnut, and an almond).|
|The kids played with the items in the letter box. I am always curious to see which items they like the most. This time Hannah played with the net the most. She filled and dumped until it was time to clean up.|
|Ethan liked the nail and the nickel. Both silver and shiny. I should have guessed.|
Later in the week we made an N craft. N is for Nest.
(I was inspired by this craft at Rockabye Butterfly but I altered it for my kids).
|Gluing nests onto their N's.|
|Hannah filled her nest with eggs very precisely.|
|Ethan's finished picture.|
|Both of the children focused for quite awhile on twisting the nut on the bolt. Although, neither could put it on the bolt if it came off completely.|
|Ethan doing his number puzzle.|
|I hid all the number pieces from the puzzle all over the room for Hannah and Ethan to find.|
|Ethan and Hannah wanted to play this game 4 or 5 times.|
|After each number was found they had to put it in puzzle before looking for another piece.|
|This was our last N activity. Learning to recognize their own names. I painted big posters and taped them to the ground.|
|They each found their own name and then we played a loose variation of Simon Says. I gave them an action to do on their name; jump, run, tiptoe....|
|Next was hop on your name.|
|Finally, sit on your name.|
Stay tuned for out O activities.