We loved making a yummy Monkey Bread snack on our special day! We each ripped a connamoon biscuit into pieces and rolled them into balls that we put in a ziploc bac filled with sugar and cinnamon and then shook it up until all the balls were covered and sweet! Then we put them in our cupcake liner and off to the oven they went! We all agreed they were delicious and that Pajama Day in Preschool is awesome!
We had so much fun on Pajama Day! The theme for our special day was based on the book Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed so we made some awesoem paper plate monkeys! We had already painted one small late brown for the head, and one large plate for the body. Then we glued on big google eyes, cut out our own tummies, just the way we wanted them, and folded up our paper strips for the arms and legs so our monkeys would be springy and ready to jump through the trees!
We decided to give our fine motor muscles a nice workout by making some Lemonade and Limeade during Ll week! We loved using our little juicers which were just the right size for our four year old hands, and learning how they catch the juice, but don’t let any seeds or pulp get inside. Some of us juiced lemons, some of us juiced limes. It was a TOUGH job, but we did it!
Then we checked to see how much juice we were getting out, and if our whole fruit was “empty”, or if we still had some juicing left to do…
Then we added sugar, ice and some water and poured our lemon and/or limeade ourselves..DELICIOUS! And the lemons and limes made our room smell yummy too!
Oh what fun we had making real Gingerbread man cookies! First, we pressed our piece of dough so that it was big enough to fit our gingerbread man cookie cutter on it, then we PRESSED the cutter down, and removed the extra dough around it, revealing our gingerbread man shape!
Then we decorated our Gingerbread men and girls with mini m and ms!
Then our cookies were ready for the oven! Don’t worry!Mrs. Schoon stayed in the kitchen to make sure they didn’t try to run away!
Oh Boy did we have fun singing Emmanuel and Away in a Manger on the big stage at our SCS Christmas Concert!
And we looked so awesome in our fancy suits and dresses!
Oh how we love glitter paint in preschool! It was so much fun creating sparkly Christmas trees and admiring each other’s work!
Oh did we have fun painting with potatoes and peppers to make a turkey! First, we stamped a potato in brown paint to make the turkey’s body…
Then it was time to add the feathers! Green pepper halves dipped in different colors of paint did the trick!
Then we added some google eyes, orange construction paper feet and a red waddle, both of which we cut out in any way we liked…and TAADAA! Here are our turkeys!
We had so much fun baking pumpkin muffins this week! first we gathered our ingredients…
Then we broke up into two groups and started following our recipe to make our muffins!
We stirred up our ingredients!
We put in the liners and then it was off to the kitchen!
We baked them and gave them a taste!
A great time was had by all!
Hands on experience is always the BEST experience to have in preschool! Our Bible unit the past few weeks has been about Noah. So in typical PK style we made animal Masks…we all had a partner of course, because the animals came to the ark “two by two”…
Then Mrs. Vowles dressed up as Noah and told the “animals” what God had spoken to “me”…
Then we got on the ark!! Wev talked about what it was like on the ark…hot, crowded, and probably stinky! We “heard” the rain! (Mrs. Vowles played a thunderstorm CD..) When the rain stopped we got off the ark, and there it was! The rainbow! God’s Promise to never flood the earth again! We had a great experience!
In keeping with our Pumpkin unit, Mrs. Vowles brought in a special guest for us to meet: it was the GIANT Mr. Pumpkin! First, we checked him out and noticed he had lines on hom..he wasn’t smooth..
Then we painted our interpretation of him at the easels, ONLY using yellow paint(for pumpkin flowers), brown paint (for the dirt the pumpkins sit on), green paint(for the vine), and orange paint (for Mr. Pumpkin)…it was fun to see that EVERY painting was different even though we all used the same colors and were painting the same Mr. Pumpkin!
Then it was time to cut Mr. Pumpkin open and see what was inside! It didn’t hurt him a bit and we loved checking out his seeds and pulp!
Then we carved a pretty heart into him and watched it glow…just like Jesus’ Love glows in us 🙂