We're almost through with week 3 now, but it takes a while to upload all the pictures! When I went to do it I realized just how much we had done! Feel free to skip if learning activities are not your thing. ;) But browse below if you want some fun activities to learn and play with your kids. I was really sick during our B week - low fever, coughing keeping me awake at night... But having something planned made me still able to intentionally do things with Hadassah and it made for a much better week overall, though sickness makes anything more exhausting. :)
here). She wasn't as into it (and she was in one of her not very cooperative moods) but it gave us a new thing to do outside and she did get into the spirit of finding things after a while. :) I think it may be more geared for spring though. :)
The boat stayed around for the week and often Dassah would sit in it to read a book. I think she liked a little spot. But it did get ripped and the nice thing about weekly activities is that we could move it out as I knew more fun was coming!
Beautiful Bugs Playdough Mats) was fun for a few minutes. Dassah has never played with playdough for very long, but these mats are fun to give extra inspiration. I made the shell, Dassah decorated it with beads, then she smashed and cut it up. ;)
A week. Dassah really enjoys finding letters, but I learned I can't leave her completely alone with the sheets yet. I tried giving her stickers for the one where the letters make a maze while I nursed Ellie, but maybe because I gave her a lot of dot stickers, she covered every single letter, not just the b's. Gotta love her thoroughness though, and at least it kept her busy!
All in all we had a good week! We both like things that keep us engaged together, and it's fun for my planning brain to have things to plan and then look back at as "done." Sometimes life with littles seems to pass in a blur without anything ever seeming to get done. ;) Dassah feels a sense of accomplishment too. She loves showing Daddy and whoever else comes to our house - "Look what I made in Pre-school!" and we are learning a lot together. Just the Usborne book about the Body (with lots of cool flaps!) was fun for me to learn facts from too.
It makes me intentional to teach her the Gospel too. Following last week's "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" this week we learned "But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!" Hearing her sweet voice say it over and over is good for my heart, and as we sung "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved" each day I prayed for true belief. She often sings to and talks about God, and it's fun to be the one to get to help instill God's truth in a sweet young one. May she truly Believe.