SPRING, RAINBOWS, AND FLOWERS

ART

RAINBOW COLLAGE

I drew a 7 arch rainbow on paper and then the children cut rectangles of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet and then glued them on the appropriate arch. They look nice on our wall.


RAINBOW WINDSOCK


RAINBOW HANGING FROM OUR CEILING

A rainbow made out of construction paper strips taped to half a paper plate covered with cotton balls.


PIPE CLEANERS RAINBOWS

Rainbow colored pipe cleaners twisted to make a rainbow!


FANS

We made fans by drawing a hot sunny day scene first then fan-folded our paper.


HANDPRINT SUNFLOWERS

We used die cut hand print to make the flower petals and glued sunflower seeds to the center. Mounted it on TP rolls.


SUNFLOWERS

Materials: yellow paper plates (pack of 16 at Dollar Tree), sunflower seeds, glue, green pipe cleaners. using lotsa glue glue the sunflower seeds to the center of the yellow paper plate. Add pipe cleaner stems and leaves.


COKE BOTTLE FLOWERS

We used the bottom of coke bottles to paint the flower petals, then when dry added the details. Dip the bottom of coke bottles into paint and press onto construction paper.


MARCH COMES IN LIKE AN LION...

AND OUT LIKE A LAMB

Materials: paper plate, brown and yellow construction paper cut into strips, cotton balls, glue, and markers.
To make: on one side of paper plate draw a lion face and glue the construction paper strips along the edge. Curl the strips by wrapping the ends around a pencil. Turn paper plate over and draw a lamb's face and cover the edge with cotton balls.


LOOKS LIKE SPILT MILK


After reading It Looked Like Split Milk we tore white paper and glued it down on blue paper. The strip at the top says "It looked like _____" You can have them write the words or take their dictation. The second picture is watered down white paint dropped on blue construction paper, gently twirled and then dried.


WINDSOCKS
  
We made kites and went outside to fly them. It was a perfect windy day for kite flying!. Decorate a paper plate, fold in half, pattern crepe paper streamers inside and add string.


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SCIENCE

MAKE A RAINBOW- WATCHING COLORS BLEND


I got this idea off Mailbox Magazine and we tried it this week and it was truly a fun "wow" experience.
Start by filling a clear bowl with water and then covering the top with shaving cream. Drop food coloring on the shaving cream - children should be down low watching through glass as you drop the food coloring. The colors spread in the water blending to make a rainbow. I then let the children finger paint with the shaving cream.


EXPLODING MILK

We did the "Exploding Milk" experiment to make a rainbow. Materials: Whole milk, food coloring, Dawn detergent, shallow dish. Pour the whole milk into your dish and drop some food coloring onto the surface. Dip your finder or a popsicle stick in the Dawn detergent and put in milk. The colors shoot out in all directions making a beautiful rainbow.


PARTS OF A FLOWER

First we studied the parts of a plant using our small desk pocket chart. Then we made our own.

We studied parts of a flower: roots, stem, leaves, and flower (or bloom).


LIFE CYCLE OF PLANT

The life cycle of a plant


LIMA BEAN EXPERIMENT

We are conducting a science project. Half the class planted their lima beans in dirt and half placed their bean in a baggie with a moist paper towel. We will see which one grows the fastest.


MORE GROWING PLANTS

We are growing grass seeds. The signs on the window say, "A seed needs dirt, a seed needs water, a seed needs air, and a seed needs sun."

We went for a nature walk wearing one of our dad's old socks over our shoe. We then sprayed our sock with water, sealed it in a baggie, and taped it to a window.

After 2 weeks:


WATER CYCLE

We studied the water cycle for several days then we made a water cycle bracelet.


We made water cycle bracelets - white bead stands for clouds, light blue for rain, green for trees and grass, dark blue for puddles, yellow for the sun, and clear for evaporation/condensation.


GROWING BUTTERFLIES

We have caterpillars growing in our science center.


SEASON TREE

Seasons Tree stands on own and has a cute poem that goes on each page. To get the words and instructions to make this season tree book click here.


This child is gluing on small leaves on the spring part of the book. Below is the completed tree book.

MATH


AABCC
Using Oriental Trading erasers to make a pattern


RAINBOW PUZZLE

Cut apart a rainbow and laminate each strip for durability. Children reassemble puzzle naming colors.

SNACK


Mud Pie
Chocolate pudding, crushed Oreo and a gummy worm. Yummy!

 

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