The Attic Girl: March Highlights: Our Green Themed Activities March Highlights: Our Green Themed Activities ~ The Attic Girl

4/1/13

March Highlights: Our Green Themed Activities

March was a pretty busy month for us, especially the last few weeks.  We celebrated my birthday and my turning {cough} older,  had some family fun at the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey circus, and celebrated Easter with a trip to the Maryland Zoo.

In between all the busy-ness, I forgot to post about our St. Patrick's Day activities.  So why not post on April Fool's Day?  {Can you believe it's April already?}

We worked on our theme of the month {GREEN} over the course of a few days.   I found some fun picture books on colors to read with her:

The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (green caterpillar)
My Very First Book of Colors by Eric Carle
Junior's Colors (Veggie Tales)


I also made some homemade green playdough using this recipe from Musings of a SAHM.  The recipe is a snap to make!

I used shape cutters from my son's old playdough kit to identify shapes.  We identified diamond, star, circle, and what The Attic Baby calls "Mickey Mouse" but is more like a 3 leaf clover.   We also identified some animals like a penguin, a seahorse, and a shark.  She loved smashing the shapes back into big mound of playdough afterwards.


St. Patrick's Day, preschool themes, colors, shapes

What would a green celebration be without some green food?   She enjoyed green Macaroni and Cheese which my hubby refers to as "Mac and Sneeze" followed by a small mini-cupcake with green icing and shamrock sprinkles.   We also had green jello, green pudding, and some pear-flavored green applesauce.

Our last activity was water color painting.  We used finger paint paper, a brush, a cup of water, and some water color paints from Crayola.  I helped her dip her paintbrush into the water and then the green paint.  She enjoyed mixing it with some other colors too. 



I think The Attic Baby really enjoyed these activities.  They can easily be adapted for other colors too.  We'll be working on spring themes this month and hopefully doing a lot of outdoor activities as the weather gets warmer.

What fun activities have you been doing with your kids lately?


6 comments:

Melissa Pezza said...

How cute! You are so original. I love it! Great activities!

Molly Wagner said...

I love the green playdoh, my kids would enjoy that. I'll have to do it with them. Looks like great memories were made, which is so fun! Thanks for sharing :)

AMBER EDWARDS said...

Our kids have been super busy in school with upcoming tests, so we haven't done a lot of crafty things lately. Just baking on the weekends. But it is spring break now and I have lots planned.

Sofia said...

Mac and Sneeze, LOL!! How much fun :)

Alaina Bullock said...

Wow! Sounds like a super busy couple of weeks! I love these ideas! They are so creative, and it looks like they had fun too!

Just Short said...

Looks like everyone is having fun getting creative. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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