June 19, 2020

Happy Friday and last day of Spring!

We hope you all are enjoying this week’s beautiful weather! 🌞

For our last activity of the school year we have an activity we think you’ll all enjoy: Taste-Safe Slime!
For this activity you’ll need:
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 & 3/4 cup water
  • 3-4 cups corn starch
  • Food coloring
Instructions:
  1. Mix the chia seeds, water and food coloring together.  
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Uncover and add the corn starch a little at a time (about a cup at a time).  Mix and then continue until you achieve the desired consistency.  It should be like regular slime, slimy but can be easily taken off the hands.  
  4. Store covered in the refrigerator.  You will need to add a little water each time you take it out to use it, as the water will reactivate the slime.  
We hope you all have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall! 
Be safe and stay well! 
❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

June 18, 2020

Happy Wednesday, Kindergartners!

We hope you are all having a wonderful week!  

 

 

It was nice to see some of you yesterday for our last Zoom meeting and play 5 Second Rule with you!  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!  

 

 

We have a fun activity for you today: Don’t Let the Balloon Touch the Ground! 

 

 

All you need for this activity is… you guessed it, a balloon

 

 

This is the classic game where you try to keep the balloon off the ground by hitting it up into the air.  However, there are some fun variations as well.  You can...

 

 

  • Try it with more than one balloon
  • Do it while keeping one hand behind your back
  • Time yourself and see how long you can keep it in the air
  • Play with multiple people and hit the balloon(s) back and forth

 

We hope you enjoy playing this fun game! 

 

 

Stay safe and be well! 

 

 

❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

June 15, 2020

Hello Kindergartners!

We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 
We have a fun drawing activity for you today: Shadow Drawing. 
For this activity you’ll need:
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • A few toys (smaller toys with interesting shapes are especially fun for this activity)
  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils
  • A sunny day
There really isn’t much as far as preparation goes for this activity.  All you have to do is find a spot (it can be inside or outside) where there is sunlight.  Once you’ve found a nice sunny spot, set the toy you want to draw on the edge of the paper and adjust it so whole shadow rests on the paper then trace the outline of the toy.  That’s all there is to it!  When you’re done you can color in your drawing and even add details if you want. 
We hope you have fun shadow drawing all of your favorite things! 
Take care and be safe 🤗
❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

 


Happy Friday, Kindergartners!

 

We hope you were able to enjoy the nice weather before all of that rain we received yesterday! 

 

 

Today we have a fun and easy art activity for you: Ice Paints.  

 

 

For this activity you’ll need:

 

  • Ice cube tray
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paper (for best results, use water color paper)

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Fill an ice cube tray with water, but make sure not to overfill it. 
  2. Add a small drop of food coloring to each cube. 
  3. Cut a popsicle stick in half. Use the flat edge side to mix the water and food coloring. Leave the popsicle stick inside. 
  4. Freeze overnight. 
  5. The next day they’ll be ready to paint with!
We hope you enjoying this “cool” way to paint with water colors!

 

 

Be well and stay safe ☺️

 

 

❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

June 11, 2020

Happy Wednesday, Kindergartners!

We hope you all are having a wonderful week!  
Today we have a fun activity to get your bodies and minds active! The activity is called: Movement Chain!
You need at least 2 people for this interactive game, but the more the merrier! 
Directions:
  • The first person starts by performing a certain movement.  It could be something such as jumping 2 times or spinning in a circle 3 times.  Or you could do something really complex like holding a high plank for 10 seconds. The options are endless! 
  • The next person has to perform the first movement, and then add another, forming a chain of movements.  
  • The following person does the previous 2 movements, plus adds their own.  
  • You continue in this fashion until the chain sequence is broken (usually forgotten!) and then that person is out. The last one standing is the winner!
***If only 2 people are participating in this game you can alternate taking turns.  
We hope you enjoy playing this active memory game!
Stay safe & be well!
❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

June 8, 2020

Hello Kindergarten Friends!

 

We hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you were able to enjoy the warm and cool weather! 

 

 

We have a fun science activity for your today: Dancing Rice! 

 

 

For this activity you'll need:

 

  • Spoon
  • Clear plastic cup or glass
  • Water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of brown rice (white rice might not work)
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Food coloring (if you want)
Directions:
  1. Fill the cup/glass with water until it is about 3/4 of the way full. 
  2. Add the baking soda to the water and mix them together well. 
  3. Add the brown rice to the mixture (watch as the rice sinks to the bottom of the cup/glass). 
  4. Add 1-2 tablespoons of white vinegar. 
  5. Watch as the rice begins to dance around the cup/glass. 
  6. Add food coloring to the cup/glass if you so desire. 
Here is a video to help you:

 

 

We hope you have fun with this!  

 

 

Be safe & stay well! 

 

 

❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

June 6, 2020

Happy Friday, Kindergartners!

 

Wow, was yesterday hot and sunny! We hope you all were able to get out and enjoy the heat and sun! 

 

 

Speaking of the sun, we have a fun art project for you today. It’s a paper plate sun! 

 

 

For this project you'll need:

 

  • Small yellow paper plate (a yellow dessert plate works well for this project)
  • Yellow yarn
  • Plastic yarn needle (completely optional)
  • Orange and yellow pony beads
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Tape
  • Glue

 

How to make your paper plate sun:

 

  1. Begin by drawing (or tracing) a circle on the back of your paper plate. Poke a hole into the circle with your scissors (make sure an adult helps you with this part) and then cut out the circle. 
  2. Use a hole punch to punch holes around the entire perimeter of the circle about 1/2-inch to 1-inch apart. 
  3. Cut off a long section of yarn and thread it though your plastic yarn needle and tie a knot at the end of the yarn needle to secure it in place (if you choose to use a yarn needle). Tape the end of the yarn onto the back of the paper plate. 
  4. Begin sewing around the holes in the paper plate. Come up through a hole in the back of the paper plate to start, then go back down through a hole at the front of the paper plate. Continue this process, sewing through each of the holes in the paper plate. 
  5. After you have sewn through all of the holes in the paper plate, start adding orange and yellow pony beads onto each of the stitches you make. This adds fun texture and color to your sewing craft. When you reach the end of your yarn, cut off the plastic yarn needle and tape the end of the yarn onto the back of the paper plate. 
  6. Cut yellow triangles out of your construction paper for sun rays. Glue them onto the back of the paper plate along the outside rim of the plate. 
*SEWING CRAFT TIP*

 

The longer the strand of the yarn the better so you’ll fill up more of the spaces inside the circle. If you reach the end of your yarn and still want to sew more, cut off another long strand of yarn, tie it to the existing yarn on your paper plate, thread the needle on the end of it, and continue sewing. 

 

 

Here are some pictures to help guide you through this project:

 

     

 

We hope you enjoy making your paper plate suns! We’d love to see pictures of what you make so please feel free to send them to us!  

 

 

Be safe, stay well and have a wonderful weekend! 

 

 

❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

 


June 3, 2020

Happy Wednesday, Kindergarten Friends!

 

We loved finishing our Scavenger Hunt with you guys yesterday! Everyone that participated in our Scavenger Hunt this week and last week did a wonderful job! We’re so glad you enjoyed it! 

 

 

Today we have a fun activity to get you moving and get some of that energy out.  It’s called Tape Lines.

 

 

All you need for this activity is space and tape.  

 

 

Setting up this activityMake 5-10 separate lines of tape, about a foot apart, on the floor or carpet.  Label the first line of tape with the word “start.”  

 

 

Doing the activity:

 

Give your child simple instructions, such as:

 

  • Long Jump: See how many lines they can jump over. Have them try and beat their best score each time. Experiment with arm swinging vs. arms behind their back. 
  • Run & Jump: Let them take a running start and see if they can jump even further! 
  • Long Jump Backwards: Increase the difficulty by performing the task jumping backwards. 
  • Hop: See how far they can hop on one leg. Can they hop further on one leg vs. the other?
  • Reach & Stretch: See how far they can reach their leg while keeping their other foot on the “start” line.
    We hope you enjoy this fun activity!  
    Be safe & stay well! ☺️
    ❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

June 1, 2020

Hello Kindergarten Friends!

 

We hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy the beautiful weather! 

 

 

Today we have a fun art project: Mirror Butterfly Painting

 

 

For this project you’ll need:

 

  • Watercolor paint
  • Paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Cup of water

 

Below is a link to a quick one minute YouTube video that will show you how to do the painting 

 

 

We hope you enjoy making your butterflies and we’d love for you to send in pictures of your creations! 
We’re looking forward to another Zoom meeting with all of you on Tuesday! 
Stay safe and be well! 
❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

May 28, 2020

Happy Friday, Kindergartners!

 

We hope you’re enjoying these warm summer-like days! 🌞

 

 

Today we have a challenge for you that can be done inside or outside.  It’s called the What’s Your Name Challenge.  Below is a chart that breaks down all of the letters of the alphabet and gives each letter a different physical activity.  The challenge is to spell out your name and do the activity listed for each letter in your name.  If you want to really challenge yourself you can spell out your whole name or do multiple rounds.  You can even do it with a family member’s name or your favorite character’s name.  Have fun with it!  
We hope you have fun completing the What’s Your Name? Challenge!  
Have a wonderful weekend!  
Be well and stay safe! 
❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

May 27, 2020

Hello Kindergartners!

 

It was so nice to see many of you yesterday for our Zoom house scavenger hunt! You all did a great job finding all of the things we asked you to! 

 

 

For today’s activity we’re going to make a yummy but healthy treat: Watermelon Pizza! 

 

 

 

For this yummy snack you’ll need:

 

  • 1 round slice of watermelon, about 1-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • Your favorite fresh fruit, sliced and/or chopped
  • Granola
  • Honey
  • Shredded coconut

 

*For our friends with dairy allergies, you can make this recipe with dairy-free alternatives such as dairy-free Greek yogurt and dairy-free cream cheese.

 

*Feel free to add or omit any of the toppings to your liking. 

 

 

How to make your watermelon pizza:

 

  1. Cut the watermelon. It’s best to cut a slice of the watermelon right in the middle so that you have a nice, big slice.  
  2. Combine together the cream cheese and Greek yogurt then spread the mixture evenly over the slice of watermelon. 
  3. Top the watermelon with fruit, granola, coconut and light drizzle of honey.
  4. Cut into wedges and serve immediately. 
    We’ve got some warm, summery days ahead! We hope you enjoy them! 
    Be safe! We miss you all! 
    ❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

 


May 22, 2020

Happy Friday, Kindergarten Friends!

 

We’ve had some really beautiful days lately and we hope you were able to enjoy them!  

 

 

We have a fun drawing activity for you today.  It’s called Half Self Portraits.  

 

 

For this project you’ll need:

 

  • White paper/drawing paper
  • Picture of yourself
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
  • Crayons/colored pencils
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
*** For the picture required for this art project you might want to use an 8x10 school picture or you can take a photo and print it on 8x11 printer paper

 

 

Directions:

 

  1. Take your picture and cut it in half then glue it onto the drawing paper. 
  2. Complete the other half of your face by drawing the ‘mirror image’ with the pencil.  Make sure to observe your facial features ie., the position and shape of your eyes and the width of your mouth. 
  3. Once you are happy with the initial pencil drawings, you can go over the lines with the black marker. 
  4. Finish your half self portrait off by adding color with the crayons or colored pencils.  
 

 

Below are some examples of half self portraits.  
We know a lot of our kindergarten friends love to draw so we thought this would be a fun art project!  We hope you enjoy making your half self portraits. We’d love to see the finished products so feel free to send us pictures.  
Stay safe and we hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  
❤️ Alicia, Donna & Elena

May 20, 2020

Hello Kindergarten Friends!

 

It was so nice to see many of you yesterday for our Tuesday Zoom meeting!  

 

 

Today we have a fun science experiment for you.  It’s called Storm in a Glass!

 

 

For this experiment you’ll need:

 

  • Shaving cream
  • Large glass
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Spoon
  • Cup or container

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Fill the glass halfway with the water. 
  2. Spray some shaving cream on top of the water to fill the glass about 3/4 of the way.  
  3. Use your finger or a spoon to spread the shaving cream evenly over the top of the water.  The top of the shaving cream should be flat. 
  4. In a separate cup or container, mix 1/2-cup water with 10 drops of food coloring.  Gently add the colored water, spoonful by spoonful, to the top of the shaving cream.  When it gets too heavy, watch it storm! 
*You can try this experiment with more water and less shaving cream, or less water and more shaving cream.  Which one looks more like a drizzle, and which one looks like a downpour?  

 

Why does this happen?

 

Clouds in the sky hold onto water.  They can hold millions of gallons!  The layer of shaving cream is our pretend cloud in this experiment.  The shaving cream layer can also hold onto water.  Clouds can’t keep storing more and more water forever, eventually they get too heavy.  When that happens, the water falls out (precipitates) as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.  
We hope you enjoy doing this fun experiment! 
Be safe! We miss you all! ❤️
- Alicia, Donna & Elena

 

 


May 18, 2020

Drawing Animals

Happy Monday, Kindergarten Friends!

We hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy the nice weather!  
Today we have a fun and creative video that teaches you how to draw a bunch of different animals and other fun things!  This activity requires a lot of tracing of your own hand so it’s okay if you need help from a parent or sibling or it might be nice to just do this with someone else!  
For this activity you’ll need:
  • Paper to draw on 
  • Markers or crayons
Here is the link for the video:
Feel free to draw as many as you want!  We’d love to see pics of what you draw!  
Stay safe!  We miss you all! ❤️
- Alicia, Donna & Elena

May 15, 2020

Happy Friday, Kindergartners!

We had a few really beautiful days this week so we hope you were able to enjoy them!  
Today we’re going to make coffee filter butterflies! 
For this activity you’ll need:
  • Coffee filters (you only need one per butterfly)
  • Dot markers 
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Wooden clothespins (again only one per butterfly)
  • Spray bottled filled with water
  • Tacky craft glue (optional)
How to make your butterfly:
 
  1. Smooth a coffee filter over a plate, pie pan or stack of newspapers then dab the coffee filter with the dot markers (use as many colors as you want).
  2. When you’re done dotting the coffee filter, use the spray bottle to spray water all over the coffee filter.  When you’re done spraying, allow the coffee filter to dry completely.  
  3. When the coffee filter is dry, scrunch the middle of it into a butterfly shape and secure it with a clothespin.  
  4. Cut a small length of pipe cleaner, then fold it into a V-shape to make the antennae for the butterfly. Slide the pipe cleaner into the clothespin.  If you want you can use small dot of tacky craft glue to secure the clothespin but you don’t have to.
    We hope you enjoy making this beautiful and colorful craft!  
    Have a nice weekend and stay safe ❤️
    - Alicia, Donna & Elena

May 13, 2020

Happy Wednesday, Kindergarten Friends!

 

It was so nice to see so many of you yesterday for our virtual show-and-tell! We loved all of the things you guys shared! 

 

 

Today we have a fun science experiment: a homemade “Lava Lamp”!  

 

 

For this experiment you’ll need:

 

  • An empty water bottle
  • Vegetable oil (although it should work with most types of cooking oil)
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Alka-seltzer tablets

 

How to make your homemade lava lamp:

 

  1. Fill the water bottle about 2/3 of the way with the oil.  
  2. Fill the rest of the water bottle with water. 
  3. Watch as the water sinks to the bottom under the oil (it’s pretty cool to watch how they separate).
  4. Add a few drops of food coloring (feel free to use more than one color, i.e. red and blue to make purple) and watch as the food coloring also sinks to the bottom and mixes with the water. 
  5. Break an Alka-seltzer tablet in half or in quarters and drop them one at a time into the water bottle.
  6. Watch your lava lamp come to life! 
  7. As the reaction starts to slow down, you can add more Alka-seltzer tablets to the water bottle.
    We hope you enjoy this fun experiment! 
     
    We miss you guys, but it was so nice to see so many of your faces on Zoom! 
     
    Stay safe  ❤️
     
    - Alicia, Donna & Elena

May 10, 2020

Hi Kindergartners! Happy Monday!

 

Today we have a fun and active indoor activity: Indoor Bowling! 

 

 

All you'll need for this activity is:

 

  • 6-10 empty water bottles
  • Medium-sized indoor ball
  • Duct tape

 

Begin by finding a space inside to bowl, such as a hallway or your living room.  Once you’ve found the perfect spot, place a line of duct tape on the floor for the starting line.  Line up the water bottles as if they were bowling pins.  Grab the medium-sized ball and start bowling!  If you want, keep score and give out trophies or certificates at the end.  (Note: if you need to stabilize the water bottles or make the game more difficult, simply fill up the water bottles with some water, but don’t forget to screw the tops on tightly!) 
We hope you enjoy this at-home version of a super fun activity! 
Be well and stay safe! We miss you! ❤️
- Alicia, Donna & Elena

May 8, 2020

Hi Kindergarten friends, happy friday!

 

It was so nice to see some of you guys on Zoom yesterday! 

 

 

Since we talked about how it’s supposed to snow this weekend we thought it would be fun to make a fun Olaf craft!

 

 

For this craft you’ll need:

 

  • Cardboard tube (empty toilet paper roll or paper towel roll cut in half)
  • White construction paper
  • Black pom-poms (3 or so)
  • Orange pom-pom
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Black pen or a fine-tip black marker
  • 2 small twigs for his arms
  • 3 tiny twigs or leaf stems for hair
  • Tools: glue stick, scissors, white craft glue, stick pin, toothpick

 

The steps:

 

  1. Cover the cardboard tube in white construction paper with a glue stick or paint it white.  
  2. Cut 2 circles from additional white paper and glue them to the bottom of the tube for Olaf’s feet.
  3. Using the white craft glue, glue the black pom-poms to the front of the cardboard tube with the white craft glue (glue them closer to the bottom so you have room for this face)
  4. Roll the orange pom-pom between your palms to flatten it out a bit and glue it on the front of the tube for the nose using the white craft glue.  Glue the googly eyes above the pom-pom nose.  
  5. Use the black pen or fine-tip marker to draw the eyebrows, smile and his front tooth.
  6. The next step will require help from a parent or adult: The easiest way to make a hole in the side of the cardboard tube (for the arms) is to poke a stick pin through it first, then remove it and poke a toothpick into the hole to make it larger. Now you can poke the twigs through the hole. Then, glue the tiny twigs or the leaf stems inside the top-front of the tube for his hair.  
  7. That’s it! Now you have your very own Olaf craft! 

 

 

 

We hope you guys have a wonderful weekend and can’t wait to Zoom with you again next week! 

 

 

We miss you all! ❤️

 

 

Be safe! 

May 6, 2020

Happy Wednesday, kindergarten friends!

 

Today we have a fun and easy twist on an old game: Edible Tic-Tac-Toe!

 

 

For this activity you’ll need:

 

  • Sticks of veggies such as carrots, green beans, celery, etc. (you’ll need 4 total)
  • 2 different types of smaller veggies such as cherry tomatoes, small pieces of broccoli, or baby carrots (whatever veggies you use make sure you have enough for each player to have 5 and make sure each player has different veggies since the smaller veggies will be used as the game pieces)

 

Using the sticks of veggies (carrots, green beans, celery, etc.) make a tic-tac-toe board (as shown in the picture below) on a plate, cutting board or other clean surface to play on.  Then, play tic-tac-toe as you normally would but using the smaller veggies as your game pieces. Then, when you’re done playing you can enjoy a yummy and healthy snack by eating the veggies you used to play with.  You can even add some hummus or ranch dressing to your snack because we know our kindergarten friends love veggies with hummus/ranch! 🙂
We hope you enjoy playing this yummy and healthy game!  
Stay safe, kindergarten friends! We miss you! ❤️
- Alicia, Donna & Elena

May 4, 2020

Happy Monday, kindergartners!

 

We hope you were able to get outside and enjoy the absolutely beautiful weather we had this weekend! 

 

 

Today we have a fun experiment for you! It’s called Why Does the Heavier Orange Float?

 

 

For this experiment you’ll need:

 

  • Two oranges (you can use clementines as well)
  • Two glasses or containers (they must be big enough to put an orange into)
  • Water

 

The steps:

 

  1. Begin with two empty glasses or containers. (Remember: they must be big enough to put an orange into) 
  2. Fill each container 3/4 of the way full with water. 
  3. Slowly and carefully place an orange in one of the containers.  What happens to the orange?  Does it float or does it sink? 
  4. Remove the peel from the second orange. 
  5. Slowly and carefully place the peeled orange in the second glass/container. What happens to this orange? Does it float or sink? 

 

Why does it work? 

 

An orange with a peel is heavier than an orange without a peel. So why does the orange with the peel (the heavier one) float and the orange without the peel (the lighter one) sink? 

 

 

The orange with the peel floats because the peel is porous and filled with tiny air pockets. These pockets of air make the orange to be less dense than water and cause it to float. On the other hand, when you remove the peel from the orange, you are in fact making it lighter, but you are also removing those tiny air pockets. Therefore, the orange without the peel is more dense than water and it sinks.

 


April 30, 2020

Happy Friday, kindergarten friends!

 

How were your donut apples?! We hope they were tasty!  Today we have a fun science experiment for you! It’s called: Inflate-a-Balloon Soda!

 

 

 

What you’ll need:

 

  • Baking soda
  • White distilled vinegar
  • A balloon (12” or larger)
  • 2-liter plastic bottle, empty
  • Funnel

 

Directions:

 

  1. Pour the baking soda into the balloon, filling the balloon halfway.  
  2. Use the funnel to pour vinegar into the water bottle, filling about 1/3 of the bottle. 
  3. Cover the top of the bottle with the bottom of the balloon.  
  4. When you’re ready, lift the balloon and let the baking soda fall into the vinegar.  
  5. Watch as the mixture fizzes, bubbles and inflates your balloon!                             
    We hope you enjoy this fun experiment!  
    We miss you! ❤️
    - Alicia, Donna & Elena
                                

 


April 28, 2020

Hi Kindergarten friends!

Today we have a healthy AND yummy snack for you: Donut Apples! 
For this yummy treat you’ll need:
  • 12 oz. cream cheese, softened and divided into thirds
  • 2 tsp. honey, divided
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate
  • 2 drops of pink food coloring (or whatever color you’d like)
  • 3 apples
  • Assorted sprinkles for decorating
Directions:
  1. Divide the cream cheese between 3 small bowls. In one bowl, add 1 teaspoon honey. In another bowl, add the melted chocolate. In the third bowl, add remaining 1 teaspoon of honey and the food coloring. Stir the contents of each bowl until combined.  
  2. Turn the apples on to their sides and cut them into slices. Use a biscuit or cookie cutter to hollow out the center of the apples.  
  3. Spread the mixtures on top of the apples and decorate them with sprinkles. 
Here’s a video to help: https://youtu.be/NdH41Lfct9w
We hope you enjoy this yummy snack!
Be well and stay safe! ❤️
- Alicia, Donna & Elena

April 26, 2020

Happy Monday, Kindergartners!

Today we have a fun and easy art activity! 
All you’ll need for this activity is:
• Tag board, card stock, or any other heavy paper
• Liquid watercolor paint (if you don’t have liquid watercolor paint, you can use watered-down food coloring or watered-down tempura paint)
• Dropper or pipette
• Drinking straws
• Tray with sides or a cookie sheet (in case the  paint splatters) or you can do this activity outside
First, you have to set up the activity:
• Cut your straws in half
• Place a sheet of paper on the tray/cookie sheet
• Put the liquid watercolor paints in small dishes or cups
• Get your dropper ready
Now that you’re ready it’s time to do the activity!  
Step 1. Add paint drops to the paper: use the dropper to transfer one or more droplets of paint to the paper.  
Step 2. Blow at the paint through the straw: blow through the straw at the paint drops, forcing the paint to move along the paper in tiny rivulets.
Step 3. Repeat with more paint: repeat steps 1 and 2 with more paint and more colors until you are happy with your design. Set aside to dry and start over with a new sheet of paper.  
It’s fun to see the different designs you can create while doing this activity and the colors that will mix together to make new colors.  We hope you enjoy doing this activity and would love to see your finished masterpieces! Below is a quick video that sums up this activity: 
Be safe, everyone! We miss you all! ❤️
- Alicia, Donna & Elena

April 24, 2020

Hello Kindergartners!

 

I can’t believe April is starting to wind down. Hopefully soon it will start to feel like spring! Speaking of spring, this is usually the time of year when we start to see flowers starting to bloom, trees growing new leaves and animals that were once hibernating waking up.  If you go outside to get some fresh air or maybe play in your yard, you might also notice that lots of bugs are beginning to reappear.  So today we have a fun build-a-bug activity!

 

 

For this activity you’ll need:

 

1. Construction paper of different colors

 

2. Glue stick 

 

 

The steps:

 

1. Take the different colors of construction paper and cut your bug body parts (make sure you keep a few pieces of construction paper uncut). You’ll need circles (preferably 2 different sizes) and semi-circles for the bug bodies and heads, small holes for eyes, spots and antennae tops (if you have a hole punch that would make the small holes much easier), and skinny strips for legs, antennae, stripes and mouths.  

 

2. After cutting the parts of the bug keep the circles, semi-circles, small holes, and the skinny strips separate either on small plates, in shallow bowls or on a divided tray as this helps with presentation and organization of all of the different parts. 

 

3. Take the uncut pieces of construction paper and cut them in half to use as backgrounds.  

 

4. Start creating your bugs! Use the glue stick to glue the parts of your bug to the background construction paper.  Use as many of the cut shapes and colors as you want! Be creative!

 

 

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Be safe and stay well, kindergartners and families!  We miss you all! ❤️

 

 

- Alicia, Donna & Elena