Saturday, January 22, 2011

Preschool Theme: Winter/Snow

 This week we focused on all things Winter/ snow for Tommy's school time.

We read a lot of fun books.

We made snowball cookies. Tommy loves to help in the kitchen.  He calls me "Big Chef" and insists that I call him the "Little Chef".  Oh, how I long for him to stay this sweet forever!!

For a fun craft the boys made snowmen out of shapes.

We also made an ice cube sun-catchers. 

We all had fun doing resist snowflake paintings. I used a white crayon and drew snowflakes on a piece of white paper. Then the boys painted with water colors over the paper to "find" the snowflakes. Tommy loved watching the colored water pull away from the wax on the paper. It was a fun project!

Tom also did a few worksheets from focusing on the letter A and the number 2.

We practiced our letters in flour and then made paper mache snowman faces.
Tommy continues to amaze me.  We are just starting to do formal instruction with him with regards to the alphabet and number recognition.   He can write his name and can correctly identify most of the alphabet.  Yesterday at lunch I was reviewing the sounds that all the letters make with Charlie.  Tommy knew every single one of them and answered with lightening speed.  I was shocked but very proud of our sweet boy!


  1. Sounds like a fun week! I love the snowflake paintings!

  2. Love the snowflake resist pictures :)

  3. Oh what a clever Little Chef you have, my son ADORES helping me in the kitchen too. Isn't the willingness to learn simply amazing! Love your snowflake pictures too - lovely colours!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!


  4. Love the snowflake paintings! I've done them with my kids before, but never thought of me drawing the "hidden" crayon pictures like that. I'm stopping by from JDaniel's "Read Explore Learn" link up.