Monday, July 15, 2013

Ocean Theme

First our Pinboard for this theme is HERE
   We took two weeks since we had a holiday and several other family things come up. Didn't get as much as I would have liked done but QC spent two weeks telling me that O is for Octopus, J is for Jellyfish, S is for Sea Turtle and Shark, and Sea horse, so he is learning!

      We are starting to do some pre-writing exercises and so far QC is loving it!

From this I realized that hey putting these in page protectors and dry erase markers will save me lots of paper and let him practice more. 

We made some Toilet Paper tube Octopuses. QC got to paint to his heart's content and then we let them dry cut the legs and put on a smile. He carries these all over the house now and plays with them. Very successful project I have to say.

We made a Jelly fish in a bottle which my picture doesn't do justice so I am going to post  a picture from the page I got the idea. My pinterest board linked above has the link with directions.

A Colorful Sea Turtle was next for projects! QC really liked dipping the tissue paper into the glue and sticking it on. It's not exactly the way I pictured it but most crafts by a toddler aren't perfect, that's what makes them unique and perfect in a mother's eye.

Then we took a break for the 4th of July! We went to a large Parade on the 4th, the 5th we went to the zoo for LT's first time and then did fireworks. It was a busy busy weekend and lots of fun!

QC's favorite thing that wasn't a Fire Truck.

LT pretty much slept the entire 3 hours we were out at the parade.

QC enjoyed himself so much and loved getting candy thrown at us.

They were so ready to go home!

QC, LT, and Mama at the Zoo!

QC in his Jammies ready to watch the Fireworks. 

LT with Daddy!

QC with his very first Sparklers!

Now that the weekend was over to stayed home and relaxed. We were worn out! We took it easy and did lots of coloring and some painting.

These Pictures which you will see lots of in the coming weeks are from 1+1+1=1. They are Q-Tip Letter painting and QC was in heaven with them! I printed out the entire alphabet for him and downloaded it to use again many times. 

I finally remembered to pick up the Bingo Markers! QC LOVED working with this and I know this is quickly going to become a favorite in our home.

This past week was also our county fair so we got to go see all the farm animals (4 H is huge here) and had our yearly funnel cake YUMMY!
Ready to head out!

The big chair! It is going to be neat to see how big they are on this next year!

This coming week: Silly Monsters
We are hoping that showing QC that monsters are happy and silly he will not be afraid of them anymore!