Wednesday, January 20, 2010

This Week's Crafts, Music, Activities & More

In honor of National Oatmeal Month, I've built this week's ideas around oatmeal! Hope you and your kids enjoy it, and as usual, feedback is always welcome. See the list of dates at the end of this post to see more special days!

However, before I share these with you, I'd like to ask all of you to help out one of the members of our message boards. Below is her question, hopefully some of you can help her out!

Random Acts of Kindness
The week of Feb. 15 is Random Acts of Kindness Week. For my preschool class we want to do some ACTS with the kids. We've already decided to make valentines to send to area nursing homes and Send Thank Yous to members of the community. We're thinking about doing a cookie give away where we give two bags of cookies to a person with instructions to keep one bag for themselves and give the other bag to someone else.

Does anyone have any other ideas that preschool age children would be able to do and understand?  

This Week's Issue

Music: Eat Your Oatmeal 
Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques ...

Recipe: Oatmeal Dough

Gradually add water to flour and oatmeal in bowl. Kneed until mixed (this dough is sticky, but unique in texture. Model as with clay ...

Craft: Junk Box 
Take a box like a round oatmeal container and cover with wrapping paper or contact paper ... 

Game: Bucket Toss 
Line up oatmeal containers in a single file line. Place a line of tape where child sh ...

Activity: Texture Fun

Place some of each ingredient into separate bowls. Child should be blind folded then ...

Coming Up:

January 25th is...
Opposite Day

January 26th is...
Australia Day

January 27th is...
Chocolate Cake Day

January 28th is...
National Kazoo Day

January 29th is...
National Puzzle Day

January 31st is...
Backwards Day
See all of our Winter Ideas here and please be sure to submit your favorites as well!

More from Our Forums:

Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day will be here before you know it.
Anyone have any fun finger plays, songs, crafts, or activities for this holiday?

11 year old birthday
Last year when Dominic turned 10, I took him and a few of his friends to the movies. They spent more time going to the bathroom, chatting, and playing with their handheld games under their jackets than they did watching the movie! UGH Dominic's birthday is at the end of the month and he wanted me to take them to the movies again. I told him no, even though he swore no one would bring games. LOL He wanted to go see Avatar. Well i just saw Avatar, it's an excellent movie and I am sure they would enjoy it, but it's very long. I don't think they can sit through it.

The boys are very athletic, they like to play sports, etc, but it's very cold outside, lots of snow and ice, so outdoors is probably not an option.

Anyone have any ideas? I wonder if I could find an open gym somewhere??

See you next week!

~ Amanda

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