Friday, November 19, 2010


We had our monthly big clean out the fridge where all the dribs and drabs get tossed.  Lucky for me there were a lot of jars, so after I washed and dried them I had G & H find the lids that matched the jars.  Perfect for their fine motor skills and the letter J.  The best part was while doing the activity they realized the jars smelled.  It was fun for them to guess what had been in the jar.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jelly Bean Counting

This activity was a bit of a stretch for G and H since there were multiple steps.  It took a lot of guidance from me, but they kept working on it.  They loved eating some jelly beans when we were finished and giggling about the word jelly bean later on. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Art for the Wee Ones

I am back after going on a hunt to find the picture card reader.  I put it in a special place so the children wouldn't play with it and I forgot where that special place was until today. 

This week was my husband's birthday.  My daughter suggested we get him a Dora guitar so she could play with it and my son agreed that would be good.  Instead I had them make some art for his office.  If I had been thinking I would have picked up the watercolor canvases when they were on sale a few weeks back, but I can't remember half the things on my grocery list when I have the list in my  hand. 

I started by asking them what are some things they like to do with their daddy.  After we generated a list I had them chose one and paint a picture.  On the back I had them tell me what it was and I wrote it, so in 5 years we won't be scratching our heads.  Even the baby made one.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cheesy Roll Up

I have been blessed with very good eaters and they love to help in the kitchen too.  One of their favorite things is a cheesy roll up and who can blame them?  What is there not to like about cheese?  We practiced spreading beans on the tortilla and then added our onions, tomatoes, and cheese. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jumping Jack/Jane

We are still working on the letter J, so I put together a J craft.  We made jump rope Jack/Jane who wears a jazzy jacket and jeans.  I cut up an old pair of jeans for the jeans and copied the jacket off the internet.  You can find the paper doll at  This is a great site to print off paper dolls for the Flat Stanly project too.  The best part was G was actually excited for this one. 

After we were finished with our craft we watched a few double dutch videos on YouTube.  They were amazed.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

J is for Jellybeans

G and H sorted jellybeans into ones with dots and ones without dots.  Before they sorted I grabbed 2 jellybeans and asked them if they were the same or different.  I guided them to tell me they were different because one had dots (their word) and one didn't.  I then grabbed two same colored jellybeans, but one with dots and one without dots and asked if they were the same or different.  After they sorted they tasted a few.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

J is for Jack-o-Lantern

I saw this activity on another blog, but can't remember which one and it looked like a lot of fun.  H loves jack-o-lanterns and since jack-o-lantern starts with the letter J we were in business.

I cut out shapes for eyes, nose, and mouth out of black felt and a pumpkin.  I made different jack-o-lanterns and took pictures of them.  G and H picked a card and made the same face in the picture on their pumpkin. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pumpkin Transfer

I love transferring activities because they are so open ended.  While H was doing this activity she realized they smelled like sugar.

Letter J

We started working on the letter J this week.  H already knows most of her letters and their sounds, but she loves the activities.  G isn't as interested in letters or activities, but he loves being with his sister.

Jack - o - Lanterns on the letter J

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Candy

G and H are allowed one piece of candy from their Halloween stash.  Since 2 year olds have a hard time picking, I put a few pieces in their Halloween boxes. 

I am a glutton for punishment

The boxes only took 3 days to dry.