Painting Rocks

Rocks can be a fun canvas to paint on.  We had a lot of fun painting our rocks.  If you don’t have any paint at home or paint brushes you can even paint on rocks with your fingers and use water as the paint.

 

Come join me sing some songs and read a story about colours.

Follow this link to sing the colour song

Click here to listen to the story Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See

Come sing that makes a rainbow

I hope you had fun painting your rocks, please send me any creations you made, I would love to hear from you!!  Sending hugs to you all ~ Teacher Lisa

 

 

 

Creating with Rocks

Me and my daughters had a lot of fun creating with our rocks.  First we made faces.  I wonder how our rock faces are feeling?  Then we made a flower.  What can you make with your rocks??

Next we made some shapes and letters.

Then we had a contest to see who could stack the highest rock tower.  Can you count how many rocks we stacked?  How many can you stack?

At the beach I was thinking of you all so we all gathered a lot of rocks and we spelled Maywood Strong Start out of rocks.  I have always loved collecting rocks since I was a little girl.  I remember looking at them closely and trying to find special ones and always having fun with them.   I would love to see what you create with your rocks.

Sorting Rocks

My daughters and I collected these rocks and today we decided to sort them.

First they sorted them by size.

Next they separated them by colour.

And then they divided them by shape.

Even Jesse enjoyed playing with the rocks!

What can you do with rocks?

Rocks, we see them all around us but how can you play with them?  Rocks are easily found in the outdoors and one of the greatest  things about them is their possibilities are endless.  They invite creativity, imagination, curiosity and desire.  Rocks can be moved, carried, combined, lined up, taken apart and put back together again.  Rocks can be used alone or with other found objects.  This week we are going to look at some of the fun you can have with rocks.

I encourage you to go out in your neighbourhood and search for some rocks.  Collecting rocks will get you out of the house and get your body moving.  While out discuss the rocks that your child collects, are they big, or smooth, round or jagged, heavy or flat maybe even shiny?  Today me and my girls will go on a rock hunt and I’ll share what we find.

The endless possibilities of a box

I remember many birthdays or Christmas when my daughters had more fun playing with the cardboard box the toy came in than the actual toy.

Open ended and free exploration play provides great opportunities for learning.  When we provide children with the opportunities to explore, create, play, fail and reassess, we are helping them form connections in their brains.  A cardboard box inspires creativity and imagination as it can become anything the child imagines.    The ideas are really endless.  I encourage you to go Play and have some fun creating!

For more ideas and information you can visit

https://kidscraftroom.com/cardboard-box-activities-art-crafts-kids/

 

 

 

Come join me sing the Wheels on the Bus

Click here to watch Teacher Lisa sing the wheels on the bus

The Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town
The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish
The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish
All through the town
The dog on the bus goes up and down
Up and down
Up and down
The dog on the bus goes up and down
All through the town
The horn on the bus goes Beep, beep, beep
Beep, beep, beep
Beep, beep, beep
The horn on the bus goes Beep, beep, beep
All through the town
The Driver on the bus says “Move on back
Move on back, move on back”
The Driver on the bus says “Move on back”
All through the town
The babies on the bus says “Wah, wah, wah
Wah, wah, wah
Wah, wah, wah”
The babies on the bus says “Wah, wah, wah”
All through the town
The mommies and the daddies say “I love you
I  love you
I love you”
The mommies and the daddies say “I love you”
All through the town

 

We made a school bus

Me and my daughters had a lot of fun creating this bus.  We used supplies from around the house and worked together to create a bus that everyone liked.  Stay tuned to see what happens next on our bus.

PLAY

After listening to the webinar yesterday on Parenting through the Pandemic I was reminded of the importance of play for all of us.  It inspired me to play and create with my children.  We looked in our house and found some boxes and created something fun.  I encourage you to play with your children, if you have boxes around see what you can build or create, or you can use any materials you have available.  Go PLAY!!  If you would like me to share your creations you can leave a post in the comment section and I can share them with our group.  I will share my creation with you tomorrow.

Here is what we used to make our creation.

Below you can find some more information on the many, many benefits of Play!

Importance of Play – 9 Amazing Benefits & Infographic