Friday, May 1, 2009

Busy BEE......

Ethan is fascinated with bees at the moment. On Tuesday, we bought him a plastic bee from the Target dollar spot. He buzzes around from room to room with this dollar toy. I thought I would make a lesson from this new toy.
So, I decided to focus on bees for our circle time story. I've been teaching Ethan phonics this week. It was nice to have a break from letters. ;) We started the day with this book:

I love the buzzing sound at the end of the story. We had a quick discussion about "honey" which prompted our science/art project. HONEY! Well, not real honey, "pretend kind".
Because money is very tight around here (saving for our first home). We always find/buy the cheapest supplies. Walmart and Dollar Tree are the best places for said supplies.
  • Warm water
  • Borax
  • Glue (Elmer's)
  • Food Coloring-yellow
I always allow Ethan to help pour, scoop or mix ingredients. "Hands on" is key around here!


Mixture 1

  • 3/4 warm water
  • 1 cup glue
  • yellow food coloring

Mixture 2

  • 2 tsp Borax
  • 1/2 warm water

Mix separately. Then, mix- mixture 1 into 2. Allow your child to play:Have fun!! Have a great weekend friends!


Veronica & Ethan

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