M was a fun (and extra long) “week!” The girls started it out making these awesome marble paintings. I kind of wanted to make about a million of these! Aren’t they awesome!?!
The girls used my lightweight aluminum baking dish to put their papers in. We used old yogurt containers to put the different paint colors in. Then, the girls used a spoon to get the marble good and coated before carefully scooping it out and plopping it on their paper. They loved watching it paint the paper as they tipped the pan around. Evie needed some major supervision as she would have had the pan upside down without, but she thought it was pretty great too. 🙂
Abby made a mosaic to fill in her block letter “M.” Evie thought it was fun that Big Sis let her stick some papers on as well. Abs also made a shamrock mosaic because it’s March!
Abigail’s handwriting, tracer, and objects that begin with “M” pages:
The girls beg for experiments all the time, so they were thrilled when I told them we would be doing a milk experiment this week from laughing kids learn! I poured some milk in a bowl and each girl got to drip some food coloring in.
After checking that out for a bit, we squeezed a drop of dish soap right in the middle and watched the food coloring quickly sweep to the sides.
Of course after all that watching, I let the girls each poke a toothpick around in the colors and that was quite possibly their favorite part.
When we were hanging out at my parents’, the girls had their aunties and uncle help them decorate a giant mural. We had to hang it up for a while so everyone could admire it.
We had ordered a little magnet set in preparation for “M Week” and it was a huge hit with the girlies. They loved playing with it and testing it all out!! Here’s Evie giving the horseshoe magnet a try.
There were two little cars with snap in magnets. They would connect or spin away from each other based on how you held them.
The girls both loved this little magnetic pole. It had some magnets you could slide onto it. They thought it was great when you would push down on the circular magnets and watch them bounce.
It also came with two little ladybugs and a maze. Abby was pretty good at holding a magnet underneath the maze and guiding the ladybugs through it. The girls’ parents had some fun with this set too!
Another day, we used the horseshoe magnet to do some magnet exploration of our own. Abby helped me collect a variety of objects around our house. Then she guessed which things would be magnetic and which things wouldn’t. These were her guesses:
Then she gave it a try and came up with these results:
Afterwards, she thought it would be a fun idea to try and pick up all the magnetic objects at once with her horseshoe magnet. She managed to do it after a couple tries!
Our last activity was homemade maracas. The idea came from Made Everyday and was a lot of fun! It was great for this time of year since you need Easter eggs and we are all getting excited for Easter around here. 🙂
spilled spooned some popcorn seeds into their eggs and then I helped them tape them between two plastic spoons.
I let them use permanent markers to decorate their eggs which was a debatably good idea in Evie’s case. She loves using markers, but doesn’t get the whole – when you aren’t coloring yet are still holding your marker, it continues to color things for you. Oh well. We weren’t planning on keeping our living room rug forever anyway, right?
Shake, shake, shake!
Muffins were a yummy snack for “M Week!” Check out our current favorite, Raspberry Yogurt Muffins. Yummy in the tummy!