Monday, August 29, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday

We did Muffin Tin Monday today, but I was pressed for time and didn't get a picture before letting them chow down. Today was our first "back to school" day (which means I had my rear in gear) and I took the boys to the park this morning....meaning that I had to get lunch together quick when we came home, and they were starving. Seriously, my boys are always starving.

Anyway...I got LOTS OF LOVE for this particular muffin tin collection because of something SO simple. I cut the pb&j into the shape of a HEART! You'd have thought it was made of gold. Three was SUPER excited, and said "I love, love, love, love, LOVE you!"


Other items in our tin: pretzels, applesauce, green peas, peaches and marshmallows. If I had thought about it before last night...I would have tried to put together an all green theme in honor of our frog week, but alas...sometimes I'm just flying by the seat of my pants!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Frog paper bag puppets, because Three has thrown it down that "We *never* make puppets." Oh yeah...take that.

I printed out frog coloring pages (you can google it.) Look at google images and noted the wide variety of colors frogs can come in, and then color the pic.

Discuss where you would find frogs, and where you find those beautiful colored frogs we find on google images. Map printouts are your friend.

Print out the life cycle of a frog, and go over it. Print out a 2nd one, and cut it into separate cards to be placed in the correct order.

Focus on the letter F....seriously, Three has a mental block about this letter, so we keep visiting it. Someday.

You could do color mixing here as well: blue/yellow to make green frogs.

Rhyme: Five Speckled Frogs! (I love this rhyme...shhh don't tell.)

Lily Pad craft: I cut out a green circle, used a coffee filter and let them paint the middle (or all of it in Three's case) yellow. After the coffee filter dries, glue the flower onto the lily pad. These turned out cute.

And, we may do the tadpole craft from notimeforflashcards (one of my FAVORITE sites): There are other good ideas, you should check it out. :)