In this fun sensory art activity, the toddlers added shaving cream, paint and glitter to a bin and mixed it up with a paint brush. The kids talked about how it smelled, what if felt like and what it looked like. After they mixed it up they placed a paper on top of the mixture, when they lifted it up there was a beautiful galaxy painting with glitter.
Today, the toddlers put some oobleck (corn starch and water) in some bins with Halloween cookie cutters and let them go to town. The kids loved poking it and watching it turn into water again in their hands.
Today the infants got to play with 'ghost slime!' At first they were a little confused, but once they got used to it they enjoyed poking, slapping, pinching and pulling on it! If you would like to make some at home for your littles to play with, here is the recipe!
GELATIN SLIMEWe tested our recipe for gelatin slime or corn syrup slime a few times. No matter what you end up with, this gelatin slime is slimy and fun for kids and adults too!
YOU WILL NEED:
STEP 2: Mix the gelatin into the water slowly, but it may still form a few clumps.
STEP 3: Then add in a 1/4 cup of corn syrup and mix together.
Today, one of our lovely parents came in today and made 'elephant toothpaste' for the kids. What is elephant toothpaste? Well, when you mix dish soap, highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide, and yeast it created this thick foam like substance. To make it festive they decided to do it in a jack 'o' lantern! The kids loved being able to help out and watch the foam ooze out of the pumpkin.
Welcome to TLC Academy's very own Little Library! With some 'tlc' of our very own and a little help from Piper's Key, we are very happy to have our own library for the community with inclusive books. Come one, come all to explore the books, or switch some out with ones of your own. Don't forget to take a bookmark with you so you don't lose your spot.
Imagine you are on an airplane, traveling to investigate animals from all over the world. That is what our kids did yesterday, we had a visit from Jungle Bob who "flew" us all over the world to check out his critters. From the Amazon to Greece, watching the kids faces as they saw each animal come out of their box was fantastic. Casper the friendly snake was a fan favorite, Jungle Bob just couldn't get the lid on correctly and Casper kept trying to escape. That seemed to be a theme because Freddie the ferret was trying to escape as well. the kids loved it! There were also hissing cockroaches', a chinchilla, a hedgehog, and a turtle! We all had so much fun looking at and learning about all of these animals.
Usually when the preschoolers go for their walks, the firetrucks are "sleeping," last week we had an inside tip that if they went for a walk they would be "awake." They were! Not only did the firefighters show the kids how high up they can go up, they took pictures of them while they were up there. Afterwards the children got to take how their very own firefighter hats!
Yesterday the Young Explorers classroom hung balloons up in the middle of their room on a string. They weren't just any balloons though, they had lights in them! The kids really enjoyed hitting the balloons and watching the lights sway back and forth.
The toddlers worked on their fine motor skills today in a few different ways. Peeling dinosaurs off of cookie sheets, using tongs to pick up pom poms, building blocks on the light table and scooping rice and pom poms in the sensory bin. Learning and working on our skills can be so much fun! If you're ever looking for fun activities to do with the kids at home just taping some of their toys to a cookie sheet or on any surface would be a great way to build their fine motor skills.
Welcome to TLC blog!
Welcome to the TLC blog! Here you will discover all the different activities we do at TLC with our wonderfully curious children.