when i had a circle of preschoolers who needed a little “wowing.” the moments when someone simply stands up and walks away, when two others whimper like dogs and i realize they’ve not stopped their work time game, when the few that were sitting on their little piece of tape are now looking bored, when there is a full volume conversation about halloween costumes (from nearly 4 months ago)…get the image?
the circle time focus for the day was that U usually follows Q. i decided to quickly write a Q on one hand a U on the other. then sing the the letters Q, U, Q, U, Q, U, Q, U while opening my hands for the correct letter.
with a squirt of red and a squirt of white in a sealed baggie, we squished and squashed them.
then we snipped the ends and squirted out the pink paint (kind of like frosting!).
there were lots of different brushes and rollers to choose from (and extra bathroom clean up after handwashing). : )
also discovered was that the other end of the paintbrush can be used to “write” in the paint.
in this color blending experiment, we discovered what happens with extra red….
when the paper dried we cut hearts from it!
some of the hearts went to the valentine station and some of the hearts were turned into valentines for the grandma and grandpa friends.
by the way, my favorite moment was when i brought out the ketchup bottle from k week (with red paint in it…which i highly recommnend…as well as yelow paint in a mustard bottle, white paint in a milk jug, etc.) and poured it on the paper. oh, funny stuff. some of the preschoolers gave a preschool version of rolling their eyes at me.
we almost never have “regular” cars in the classroom. but in honor of pink week, i scrounged the thrift shop and my kids offered their own pink cars. again, the yarn weaving is used for something i never thought it would be used for. here are two of the stash.