Friday, 15 December 2017

December Activities: Day 15

It's a mole! So we decided to watch some videos about moles.
Today it is Christmas jumper day. We made a design for grandma to make for us.
We chose a stencil to make our design.
Then coloured in our jumper.
Baobao worked really hard to stay in the lines.
Baobaos finished jumper design.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

December Activities: Day 14

Today we opened our door and found a goldfinch!
It was fitting that we found a bird, because our activity was to make bird feeders.
Baobao mixed melted peanut butter with birdseed.
Then we spooned it into oranges and a coconut shell that Baobao found in the park, as well as pressing it into pine cones. Baobao didn't want to use string, just in case the birds ate it accidentally.
Here are our finished birdfeeders, ready to go in our garden.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

December Activities: Day 12

Today's animal is a hare - so we played sleeping bunnies!
Today we explored shaving foam. It was shaped like a snowman, but that didn't last long.
Even Baobao got involved, something she doesn't usually do.

Monday, 11 December 2017

December Activities: Day 11

It's another bird today - a greenfinch!
Today we made our own wrapping paper.
Baobao drew on some designs.
Then I sprayed on some watered down paint.
Here are some of our finished designs.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

December Activities: Day 10

We think our picture today is a tree sparrow. We really love finding out about the different animals each day with our calendar.
We were meant to go to a Christmas market today, but it got snowed off. Instead, we made footprints in the snow.
Explored how the snow felt different at different depths.
Then Baobao made a snowman with her Baba.
She was disappointed when she found out it might melt soon.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

December Activities: Day 9

Today we found a snowy winter badger.
Our activity for today was to read a story. We got out our Christmas themed books and read them all.

Friday, 8 December 2017

December Activities: Day 8

Today we opened our advent calendar and found an owl.
Our activity of the day, was to make Christmas gifts. We made treats for the cats, using this recipe.
Neko was super excited that we were making something for him.
We spooned the mixture out on to a baking tray
Put it in the oven...
And voila - cat treats for Christmas.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

December Activities: Day 7

After much researching, we came to the conclusion that today's bird is a green woodpecker. We're not 100% sure though, so let me know what you think?
We went to Nature Explorers in our local park today and made a nest..
explored floating and sinking...
decorated for the holidays...
made Stick Man....
and made these amazing pegs - seen here holding up my birthday cards

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

December Activities: Day 6

Today's image on our advent calendar was a fir tree. We talked about some of the Christmas trees we have seen in our local area.
Our activity today was snowflakes. I glued these lolly sticks together using a hot glue gun. Baobao painted them using her Stockmar water colours.
Then used PVA glue to stick on some pom poms

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

December Activities: Day 5

Today's picture was a dog on a walk. We pointed out and described the dogs we saw when we went for a walk today.
Today's activity advent was making Christmas cards.
Baobao painted the background using Stockmar water colours
She did colour mixing and thought really carefully about each colour she used. 
Then she stuck on foam stars. She limited how many she used on each card
Our finished cards

Monday, 4 December 2017

December Activities: Day 4

Today our calendar revealed a swan. We learnt about swans and went to see the waterfowl at our local park. 
Baobao took her camera to take pictures of some of the things that interested her in the park.
She especially enjoyed taking pictures of animals and plants
We bought some birdfeed to feed the waterfowl at our local park. Instead Baobao fed the pigeons.
We also did some climbing

And found the tree that had been decorated for Christmas on Sunday
Here are some of Baobao's pictures:
Christmas Tree



Bird on the water through a bridge