Muffin Tin Monday again! The theme this month is Christmas, so I thought I'd make Butterfly's muffin tin meal with "The Christmas Star" theme!
A star shaped sandwich with a star shaped cheese on top.
Berry yogurt with star shaped candies on top
Star jam cookie
Decorated with tooth picked stars, a star on her spoon, in a star muffin tin!
On top of having a box of our Christmas books in our living room/playroom, we still need to stick to our Letter of the Week curriculum. This week it's Letter E (and number 5) with a theme of Elephants!
Our Book List:
* We're going to read/research a little on elephants, using our "Animals of the World" encyclopedia book
* Jungle Jack Hanna's Safari Adventure
* Animal Groups- How Animals Live Together
* Tacky in Trouble by Helen Lester
* Elmer by David McKee
* The Ear Book by Al Perkins
* The Story of Babar the Little Elephant by Jean De Brunhoff
* Babar's Little Circus Star by Laurent Do Brunhoff
* Horton Hears A Who! by Dr. Seuss
* Horton Hatches The Egg by Dr. Seuss
Our nature table has been added to with a few treasures we have found this weekend. We have our Playscape set up as Winter in the Forest, with a dusting of snow, birds finding berries and seeds to eat; nuts, pine and pine cones in an abundance in the forest. We have a bluejay, cardinal, and yellow finch added to our forest, along with their nest a few baby birds and eggs. (A nest full of eggs and new birds would definitely suit a Spring-themed playscape but Butterfly is very much into "mommies" and "babies"- so they've been added into our winter season, hehe)
For the floor covering, we used burlap and straw grass.
Something new: For sticks and logs, we are using real cinnamon sticks! - and it's giving off a lovely smell to our Nature Table! :)
I've also made a little wooden family. We picked up some small wooden pegs at Michael's craft store, I used our sticky felt, cut clothes, and stuck them right on the pegs, with a simple face drawn on with a Sharpie marker. They are the little people looking after the birds :)
This kept Butterfly busy for quite some time :)
She enjoyed making a "tent" out of the cinammon sticks (laying them against the twig tunnel) for the baby birds to take shelter in :)
My hubby and I worked together to plan a more challenging sorting activity for Butterfly this week.
We got a group of nuts and bolts and screws, pieces of wood and building plastic.
I'm using a plastic egg carton to have her sort the lot. We placed one of each in each egg section to get her started!
Next up- Butterfly's Lapbooks! We just started this year lapbooking a couple of subjects. Have you lapbooked? If so, pass your link along so I can get some more lapbooking ideas! :))