Letter of the week – M
So, you are probably thinking, what happened to C? Well, I decided not to go in alphabetical order. Some weeks I have chosen a letter based on a holiday or specific scheduled activity, and other weeks it is totally random.
To begin our M week, Molly and I went to the "Music and Movement" class at our gym. We have been going for a while, but this week I actually documented it. Molly loves to sing, so we hear the songs from this class often!
Later that day, we worked on crafting our letter M.
M is for Marshmallow.
To work on fine motor skills, Molly built a marshmallow tower. I found the idea here. She kept asking if she could eat the marshmallows. The tower became a little less stable once the answer became yes.
We did a little marble painting. The marbles were dipped in paint and then we rolled them around the paper in box tops.
Michelle at A Mommy's Adventures came up with a great concept to extend a story. A Story + Art = A Great stART! So, this week we participated via Storybook Friends at our local library. We heard a reading of A Hat for Minerva Louise by way of a puppet show, and then did a craft.
Molly had a lot of fun putting her hand prints on the mittens and gluing on snow flakes. The phrase on the heart is "Cold hands...Warm heart."
Our last project for the week was creating a mouse from this template. Molly has enjoyed playing with the mouse. She's even asked to take him to bed and for a ride in the car.
After coloring her mouse, Molly asked to color more, so I printed a letter M from this website. She's getting better at her coloring. She was coloring the circles different colors, not quite in the line, but a definite improvement!
We also watched Mulan a few times. Molly has enjoyed watching full-length movies lately, and we only have a few that are appropriate for her, so Mulan was new. So, that was our M week. You can check out what other moms are doing with their tots at 1+1+1=1.