As I have started a new journey into childcare I triple as a student, nanny, and a developmental therapist. The days start with ... and they NEVER end.
Earth day crafts!
What would earth day be without your paintings of the earth itself?!?
Some talking points: what colors I the earth itself? How much is blue, how much is green? What does the green represent? what does the blue represent? What is the shape of the earth? What things make the earth green? What things make it blue?
On top of our earth paintings… We also created a rainforest in a jar.
Spray bottles of water
And mason jars
Hope you guys celebrated the earth in some way!!!
How appropriate is it to make rain sticks when we had to come inside because of the rain?!?
Did you know: rainforest gets over 100 inches of rainfall every year. Rain falling on the top of the rainforest can take as long as ten minutes to tech the forest floor because the trees and plants are packed so closely together.
Easter is nothing without eggs! For added practice of awareness, we had an egg hunt at the park (weather was nice one day) and sorted some Pom Poms into an egg cartoon. These were the two things that happened at least twice a day and it kept their attention longer than the 30 min television shows that are just so easy to put on.
Making jello play dough!!!!!
Making play dough is one of our all time favorites (hence the reason we do it so often). This month we decided to make raspberry scented play dough using a half package of jello mix.
At this point we they know all of the ingredients that we need to make play dough, now we are working on measurements.
So as I sit here and I’m on my phone (notice all the buzzfeed reblogs) I’ve asked myself the question… How do you watch more than two children at the park at once?
Now I’ve worked in day care with multiple teachers and at least 16 kids in one outdoor space but that was easy compared to his public park scene where there are kids everywhere!
So today I’m doing my monthly share of keeping another kid that lives down the street and we came to the park. Where I am a pro at scoping the scene for two persons I completely blanked out when time to search for THREE bodies on the playground.
During this post alone I have looked up about 6 or so times to look for the kids. Every other time I actually are all three of them.
Should I start putting targets on all of their heads???