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Friday, March 11, 2011

Busy Bee's Virtual Playgroup

Every week my pal Heather posts an activity to do with Elise.  It's been so much fun!  Elise is trying new things, and I'm feeling less like a slacker-mom because of it. 

Here are some of the activities we've been doing for the past few weeks:

Week 1 we polished pennies with plain water, then again with vinegar and salt.  Elise spent about 20 minutes polishing the pennies until they shined!
The same day we filled a bowl full of water and a little bit of dish soap.  Elise blew bubbles for 25 minutes!

The following week, we made pizzas out of paper plates and paper bits.  Millie decided to make "the most disgusting pizza ever!"  What she meant was, "I'm going to put veggies on my paper pizza".

Last week we made a butterfly sock puppet.  Elise liked painting the sock, but really didn't want to have anything to do with it afterwards.  Our intention was to have a "butterfly dance" after her nap.  We'd listen to music, and dance slow when the music was slow, and fast when the music was fast.  That didn't happen.  It wasn't until Millie came home from school later in the day that she'd even put it on her hand.  Stinker!
Today we played with glasses of water!  We filled up three glasses at different levels, and listened to the different sounds they made when we tapped them with a spoon.  After that, we put in food coloring, and mixed the primary colors to see what colors they made when mixed.  Elise surprised me by telling me the colors "orange" and "green".  I'm starting to think she is only pretending that she doesn't know her colors...

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