Friday, July 5, 2013

6 different ways to explore Feelings with Preschoolers

The week before Mini Piwi did this unit, she had mastered the potty. While we were hanging out in the bathroom (while she did what she was there for) we had a lot of time to talk about how proud she was feeling. I remembered pinning a Feeling tot book from 1+1+1=1 and realized that this would be the perfect time to print it out.

The tot book is sooo cute and Mini Piwi really enjoyed adding the correct 'feelings' face to the characters as I read out the pretend scenarios.

While we waited for Big Sis to finish her math we made an impromptu paper plate face. The mouth was attached with a metal brad so it could be happy or sad. It seemed to bother Mini Piwi a bit and eventually she glued it so it could only look happy.
Mini Piwi loves making and supervising me making her snacks. Here is her smiley face yogurt....
...And a Heart smiley chocolate peanut butter bread....the mouth she decided should be made out of nori after we had  'sushi'' for lunch. Her version of sushi is seaweed wrappers and rice.

Mini Piwi praticised her cutting skills with this simple matching craft. The shapes are pre printed on the contruction paper we bought. I just drew some feelings faces and made some label to describe how the feelings they showed. Mini Piwi taped them to the different shapes and then added the correct labels.

We had great fun with this unit and it is something that we hope to expand on in the future! What are some of the ways you have explored feelings with your little ones?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fur & Feathers Animal Rescue Board Game Giveway!

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Made in the USA Giveaway

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Made in the USA Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project together with the Green Moms Network! We are excited to bring you awesome prizes that are Made in the USA and valued at $25+ to help you celebrate Independence Day!. After entering my giveaway, be sure to visit the other blogs listed under the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win more great giveaways.

If you are looking for a new Board game for your Animal loving Family (or Classroom) you will love Fur and Feathers!

#Made in the USA by Animal Matters, the Fur and Feathers Board game is a fun way to test your Animal knowledge and learn more about how our decisions can affect their lives. Up to 6 players can compete to be the fastest to rescue and adopt 5 different animals. An alternative non reading version of play can also be used with Preschoolers. Fur and Feathers teaches Compassion and Cooperation along with early Math, Reading and Strategy.

About the Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Fur and Feathers and a copy of the ABC Picture book 'Animals have feelings too!' during the Made in USA giveaway! Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!

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