Letter of The Week V v !

Vegetable
V !

I really wanted to do a “Vote V” but the idea was too abstract for my 23 month old, however I would encourage older children to clip pictures of candidates out, make mini ballots and go for it! Also it may seem like taking the kids along to vote tomorrow is a hassle but it’s a great education for them, if I was able to vote I’d be tagging my little man a long with me!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need a sturdy piece of construction paper or card board ( cereal box) , some white paper, crayons, glue and scissors.
  2. Start by making a big V on the cardboard.
  3. Draw 4-5 vegetables , if your child is able to have them do this. I try only to do the steps that my child can’t.
  4. Have your child color the vegetables if you drew them, talk about what they all are, ask if they like them etc…
  5. Time to color the V ! Don’t forget to talk about the letter itself, if your child is old enough ask them what starts with V and what sound does it make.
  6. While your child is doing that cut out the colored veggies. My son grabbed the mushroom and decided he didn’t like it, another reason for making 5, some may be subject to harsh toddler treatment!
  7. Add glue and add the vegetables to the V, let dry.
  8. Cut out and if you want glue it to another piece of paper.

Book!

” Eating the Alphabet” by Lois Ehlert is an alphabet book extrodinare! Wonderful paintings of fruits and vegetables seem ultra simple and it is but somehow the way the author has pieced this simple book together is brilliant. Maybe it’s that children learn about food at the table multiple times a day and feel proud being able to identify not only some of the letters but some of the pictures too! From a teaching standpoint I love that there are both upper and lower case letters on each page! This book will grow with your child, and beware it will also make you
hungry!

Additional Activities Here are a few other fun art activities for a vegetable theme :

Mushroom , Potato and Onion Printing.

 

 

 

Recycled Crayons with Vehicle Themed Candy Molds

 

candy mold crayons for kids

In preparation for my son’s 2nd birthday , I have been playing around with making fun loot bag gifts. Here is my favorite so far, candy mold recycled crayons. Super easy to make, kids love to use them to color and a huge bonus being that my son who eats every art supply under the sun seems to leave these alone!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some crayons ( about 4-5 per mold), an oven , disposable muffin liners, and a candy mold. I bought this candy mold from Micheal’s for less than $2 !
  2. Take the paper off the crayons, and break them into smaller pieces. Place them in a muffin tin .
  3. Melt. I used paper liners but the no pan needed liners are the best.
  4. Pour into the mold and let sit for an hour or until it’s cool. I used a cookie rack under the mold to keep it stable.
  5. Pop out of the mold.
  6. Get drawing !

 

Candy Gram

Happy Halloween

We hope you have a fantastic Halloween, and don’t forget about our parade of costumes tomorrow! If you haven’t already feel free to send in pictures of your little ones in their costumes and I will post them in our parade tomorrow.

Here are all of my Halloween Activities all in one place:

~ Trick or Treat! ~

Sent In By You !

Candy Corn!


This idea came from one of our readers Carrie who did this adorable craft with her young daughter , she sent it to me and I knew I wanted to save it for Halloween week! It’s so easy and the results are so cute! I’ll be making this with my little man today!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 5 pieces of paper in light orange , white, yellow, darker orange and black , glue and a marker.
  2. I cut out the shape of candy corn on a light orange piece of paper and drew the 3 lines of candy corn.
  3. I tore up a bunch of pieces of white, yellow and orange paper
  4. Then she helped me sort them and put them where they go on the candy corn (yellow on the bottom, orange in the middle, white on the top). Since she’s younger (20 months) I had them mostly sorted for her and she could glue them on but for older kids you could just mix them all together.
  5. Voila a cute and easy Halloween Treat!

This activity could be finished up with counting a few pieces of candy corn— and then eating it!

Thank you so much Carrie for this awesome craft!