Making Veggie Turkeys!

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!

Baking Pumpkin Muffins!

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!

Getting on Noah’s Ark!

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!

Hi Mr. Pumpkin!

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 🙂

Visiting the Pumpkin Patch!

It was a GREAT time visiting Three Cedars farm in Northville! First, we rode out to the Pumpkin Patch on a big cart…

Then we found the pumpkin we wanted!

The it was cider and donuts time!

And last, off we went to the playground!

Thanks Three Cedars, for a great trip!

Land Ho!

It was a fun time learning about the explorer Christopher Columbus! We got up in our “boat” and pretended we were sailors looking through our telescopes! When we spied land…”Land Ho!” we shouted!

Here was “the land”…

Let’s start sailing!

We love hands on learning in preschool!

Making Dalmatian Pudding!

It was so much fun making Dalmatian Pudding during “Dd” week! First we drew a face on our clear cup with a black Sharpie, and cut out the floopy ears and taped them on…then we mixed milk with vanilla instant pudding and stirred it up! Then we added chocolate chips to make his spots! A yummy time was had by all!

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Little Blue and Little Yellow

We ended Cc week with a fun color activity! After reading Leo Lionni’s great story Little Blue and Little Yellow, about two best friends that hug and become a secondary color, we decided to see if we could act out our own Little Blue and Little Yellow story! We waited until everyone had their own ziploc bag with blue and yellow paint in it…

Then we made them “HUG”!

We see you Little Green!

Our Froggies!

We are the proud owners of a class pet! Mrs. Vowles brought in Aqua Frogs that she raised from tadpoles this summer. They never get out of the water and we love watching them swim around the tank!

Mouse Paint!

Oh boy did we love reading Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh! It was about some silly mice that jumped into some primary colored paints and them mixed themselves up with each other, amking new colors appear!

We decided to pretend we were the mice and chose two primary colors to dip our hands into. One color for each hand…

Then we rubbed our hands together just like the mice did when they danced in the paint puddles….

TAADAAA! Check out the new color we made!