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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Preschool Corner: Getting Ready for Baby

~ Tornado is 3 years almost 8 months ~
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We're still picking at the school thing over here. I decided to move my plans for the week I'm due up a little (just in case baby came early... no such luck). The plans were to focus on baby... his coming, what babies are like, baby care, etc. I plan to continue with this theme through this next week too... might as well, they're enjoying it. :)

Our verse for the week has been Jeremiah 1:5a...

This next week we'll be focusing on Psalm 139:13...

I made "vocab cards"...

which he enjoyed cutting up...

...and gluing to a piece of construction paper.

The first day we introduced the verse, we did play-do to illustrate the concept of "formed"...

I "formed" this little baby (I also talked about how God is way better at forming babies than Mommy is) to give them the idea of being shaped or molded or made. They enjoyed that lesson. Sweet Pea wanted to hold the baby, but she was very upset every time an arm or leg or the head fell off. :)

Today we got out the water color paints and made cards for the new baby. We'll finish them up tonight or tomorrow or Monday (or someone else will finish them with the kids if I'm not around). We had to let them dry before doing the other side. I don't have a pic of those yet, but they had fun making them. Tornado even traced the message he wanted to put on the card. I asked him what he wanted to say and he said, "We love you!" It's what the characters in one of our books put on the banner they made for baby.

Sometime in the next few days to a week we (or they) will make these cute crowns...

I made them up on the computer so they can decorate them. Then whoever is with them (friend or grandma) can help them cut them out and staple or tape them together to wear when they visit the hospital.

I was really picky about books to read for this unit. So many books on new babies for kids talk a lot about how they will feel left out or may get angry at the baby and I don't like that. I don't see any reason to tell them how they will feel... especially feelings I am trying to train out of them. I requested a bunch of books from the library, but I promptly returned 3/4 of them. I thought about doing a post reviewing them all with what I thought and why, but time and energy eluded me... sorry. What we did end up with, I censored slightly if I didn't like a word they used or something, so please preview my recommendations yourself before reading them to your children.

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At August 2, 2010 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Forest Rose said...

I love the baby theme...We just added another girl 10 weeks ago to total 3 girls. Blessings to you and your coming arrival!

At August 3, 2010 at 11:37 AM , Blogger Terra said...

We did the same thing with our little monkey when baby #2 was on her way. I love the baby out of playdoh.


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