We got busy putting our light table and 4 sided easel together. Each kidlin got a turn with a tool.
With all the snow we got this day I had to make fake snow. MN has some bitter days and doing activities to go with our book for the week was great fun. The book Katy and The Big Snow fit.
I didn't plan anything for this week. I felt with all the family fun that the kidlins had at home it was time to wind down and it showed. They were so tried. Other then putting somethings away just kept it simple activities.
Love the feeling of taking it easy.
Dean and I always think outside the box when it comes to the d/c kidlins. This year for Christmas we got, almost, everyone bird feeders. We have 1 outside our dinning room window and see them daily while we are playing outside. Birds are something the kidlins get excited seeing. I was told that 1 boy actually slept with his. Love a great gift.
Everyone is getting to know the new kidlins. Their taking turns feeding, holding and making them laugh. Love family childcare.
Curly top wanted to help with dinner prep. Showed her how to use a veggie peeler and she did carrots and potatoes. Now she brags how she's going to help mom in the kitchen.
We had a fun Christmas. I was pretty excited about the tree for the kidlins to decorate and they were thrilled. We also had some table activities, legos and Christmas sounds of different bells. I did try to keep it simple b/c I knew that the kidlins would be exhausted of family fun.
Pretty excited to go play in the snow. I was surprised they stayed out as long as they did. They came in to a nice dinner of hot soup.
We had a great book read and at the end the children had hot chocolate. I set up the play area for making hot chocolate with brown crepe paper, white pompoms for marshmallows with decor.
We also gathered for a science experiment of what does hot chocolate dissolve in: hot or cold water? The best part the got to drink the science experiment.
As you can see we are getting ready to get out. 1 thing I like to do is make sure the kidlins know how to dress themselves. This is time consuming and we aren't in no hurry. We are able to take our time for this skill. Independence is a skill we can take our time at here.
I added cotton balls for a snowball play. It was interesting to see how the different groups played with them. The boys did more of the snowplowing, hauling snow away while the girls use them more for fake marshmallows and gathering in the basket.
We also talked about the clothes we wear for winter and why; science.
I added a mirror to the area with colored gems. and toothpicks. It went with our theme for the week and we designed snowflakes. Even I loved making snowflakes.
Well the cold weather is setting in and we are keeping busy inside. I added a cardboard fireplace in the housekeeping area. It is being enjoyed.
Along with that we have 2 new kidlins to add to our family. Everyone is getting to know them.
We were able to get out after a cold spell. Much was enjoyed out here. The kidlins made wood structures, a fake campfire, played with new slide and tubing. It was great to get out before the snow comes.
These two are enjoying sometime together. Their mothers are good friends. This time together is extra sweet. Because Curly Top is an only child wanting a sibling it was agreed that Sweet Girl would be here adopted sibling. Love family childcare
It's getting cold outside. So we are having to stay inside more.
Looking at some acrylic leaves, pumpkins and flowers. Observing how the light reflects through them along with sorting and using tongs.
Can't help getting out in the woods. A favorite time for all of us.
Wiggles was having a hard time and sat for quite time. Giggles went to see how he was doing. They're the best of friends.
Put out some table activities. Fall is here and they are enjoying the change.
Giggles had trouble keeping his hands to himself so I kept him busy mashing potatoes.