Birthday countdown

Dani is turning four in a few days and I took the opportunity to make her a birthday countdown. I saw this egg carton countdown at Family Fun. I placed a couple of jellybeans inside each egg pocket. I felt a little guilty for giving her candy, but I didn’t have time to look for something else. She absolutely understood the purpose of the countdown and was delighted about getting candy. Just look at her face!

Birds and butterflies

A few craft activities we’ve done this spring:

The simple clothespin and coffee filter butterflies… and the same craft with a new twist.

 

Nico decided to make a bird instead. ¬†Aren’t they cute?

 

We ended up turning them into a birds and butterflies mobile. It is hanging in our classroom. We’ve been watching and talking so much about birds and butterflies lately, that it all made sense.

 

Learning about birds

We have a couple of house finches who built a nest right above our kitchen window. We’ve been watching them since, and I took the chance to talk to Dani about birds. I got this idea of building a bird nest using a lunch paper bag from Family Fun magazine. It ended up being a very fun and easy project. We went around the yard gathering branches, dry grass, feathers, and whatever birds use to build their nests. Below is the result.

 

Afterwards, she decided to try placing a toy bird and a plastic egg in the nest. So sweet!

 

 

Posing with her cute bird hat.