Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Letter Of The Week - M

Sorry about the blogging absence - for some reason Blogger was giving me a bit of headache for a couple of days and I couldn't access my own blog. Arg.

But all is well again, and we can share some more fun ideas for our children!

Day One: The Letter M

We decorated our letter page with some Money. I emptied out the change pocket in my wallet and we went to town.

(I couldn't get this image to load vertically. Sorry!)

Our finished letter.

For our alphabet book this week, we read Matthew A.B.C. It was a story of a kindergarten class where every child was named Matthew, so the teacher had a alphabetical nickname for each of them. It was pretty cute.

Day Two: M is for Mouse

I don't know what happened, but somehow I managed to completely forget to take pictures of our activities for the whole day. Rats! Google images will have to do here.

*We sang Three Blind Mice

We read Mrs. Tittlemouse,

Two Bad Mice,

And this charming book. Did you ever notice how many children's books there are with mice as the stars?

*We played Hide and Seek, but we played it as Cat and Mouse, so if you were 'it' you were the cat, and if you were hiding, you were the mouse.
*I found this cute craft from Family Fun
*We watched Mickey Mouse cartoons

Day Three: M is for Monsters

*We dressed up in monster-ous costumes and danced in the living room to Monster Mash

*We read several really cute monster story books: Go Away Big Green Monster, There's a Monster at the end of this Book, 10-Step Guide to Living with your Monster, and Leonardo the Terrible Monster.

*We made monster cookies. You can too! Here's how:

Add 1/2 cup of butter, and 1 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Cream it all together.

Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon corn syrup, and 2 teaspoons baking soda.

Add 4 1/2 cups of oatmeal.

Now the fun part! Add all the cookie goodies you want! We added chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, plain M&Ms, and peanut M&Ms. But if you like them, you could add raisins or walnuts too.

Spoon out big scoops onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Monster cookies: so good they're scary!

*We made some fun monsters as a craft. For this, I just spread out all our craft supplies and we just went where we wanted to with them. I think they turned out completely adorable.

Day Four: M is for Monkey

*We sang 'Three little Monkey's Swinging In a Tree"

*We took a ball outside and played 'Monkey in the Middle.'

*We played 'Monkey See, Monkey Do', which we invented, but it kind of worked like Simon Says.

*We read several Curious George stories, as well as the Aesop Fable, "The Monkey And the Camel"

*We ate bananas for a snack

*We made Monkey Bread. (recipe to follow in an upcoming post)

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