Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, Reagan and I decided to get into the spirt of things by making a delicious rainbow!
Color identification and sorting skills are definitely utilized and strengthened throughout this activity.

Materials

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Fruit Loops
Glue
Paper
Cotton Balls
6 Cups

Directions
Place each color of fruit loop in front of your child. Have your child identify each color and place each different colored fruit loop into its own cup.

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Place a handful of fruit loops in front of your child and have them sort the loops into corresponding cups.

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Draw an arch with the glue. Allow your child to choose the color that they would like to use first. Model how to place the fruit loops onto the glue. After the first arch color is done, continue underneath until all colors are used.

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Using the glue, swirl a cloud of glue at the bottom of each side of your child’s rainbow. Model how to stick the white cotton ball to the glue.

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The simplest activities can be used to strengthen such important skills!

Fall Tree

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I love fall! Leaves are turning beautiful colors and adorning our lawn! We decided to to bring a little bit of fall inside and created a beautiful tree to hang on our fridge.

materials

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Large sheet of paper
Glue
Leaves
Markers

directions

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Go on a leaf hunt to find your favorite leaves!

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Free hand draw a large tree. I am NOT an artist, by any means, but was able to create his beauty.

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Have your child choose a leaf and then either tell you where they want you to squeeze a drop of glue, or have your child squeeze a drop onto their chosen location. Have your child press chosen leaf down onto drop of glue. Continue this process until all leaves are used.

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In the spirit of fall, continue to add color with crayons and/or markers!

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Sparkly Mess

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Tons of glitter to brighten a gloomy day! I totally asked for a huge mess with this project, but Reagan wanted glitter, so we glittered!!!

materials

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Glue ( I like clear washable glue)
Glitter
Paper
Something to pour excess glitter into- we used an old box

What To Do

Cover work area- this project can get messy!! Place a piece of paper in front of your child, give them a glue bottle and assist in squeezing the glue onto the paper. Show them how to move the glue bottle left, right, up and down their paper, while squeezing the bottle. This is when I talk with Reagan about the glue being sticky. I encourage her to touch the glue with one of her fingers, so that she can feel the texture and stickiness.

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Show your child the different colors of glitter that you have and allow for them to select the color that they want to use. Guiding their hands at first, show them how to shake the glitter jar to completely cover their glue with glitter.

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Assist your child, at first, in shaking the excess glitter off of their paper. We used an old box for our extra glitter.

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Let the glue dry. Like I said before, this project can get messy, so be prepared!!

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Have a SPARKLING day!