Okay, WOW! So, this was from almost 2 years ago now…… yup. haha And I am finally going to post it. I had a friend kindly remind me that I never finished posting my letter of the week ideas and now I’m feeling motivated to work on them again. haha It’s been so long, that apparently I misplaced the handwriting, tracer, and “What begins with?” pages for some of these letters….. if I come across them, I’ll update this. Otherwise, you know the drill from my previous letter posts anyway. This will have all the letter activities, crafts, etc. which is the exciting part. Also, there were a LOT of fun things for letter S. haha It was too hard to narrow them down. Everything sounded like fun!
We started with some paper plate snakes. These are one of the only types of snakes I can handle. haha The girls got to use markers (which was super exciting, because I’ll be honest and say I rarely pull them out due to the epic mess that ensues – see giant tarp underneath to protect the house) to color their paper plates.
Then, I helped them cut them into snakes. They got really into it and made a bunch, so we used thin string and tied them up to the ceiling to make a hanging snake pit downstairs.
S is for stars and stickers!
This was one of my favorite activities for letter S: Seed Match-Up! The girls enjoyed it too. Science lesson on seeds. Some of the seeds I bought, but others we saved up from foods we ate during the week (the girls really enjoyed that!).
Shooting stars with streamers! Of course, Evie had to use a lot of blue on hers. haha
Debatably the girls favorite thing all week…… taking silly selfies. This was their first time taking selfies and it was hilarious! There were way too many amazing ones to choose from, so these will have to suffice.
Abby wanted to take a cute selfie with Elly. Of course, Evie wanted to follow suit. *Dying*
Science experiment time! *Sink or Float* This was a simple activity that the kids had a blast with! They filled a bucket with water, gathered up a bunch of nature items from our yard, and took turns testing whether their items sunk or floated. Of course, they continued the activity with a million other things afterwards too. It was great fun!
S is for Sisters! I love these precious babies! ❤ ❤ ❤
Snowflake Stamps! These were really easy and of course fun. The worst part would have been the ink all over, but it actually washed off really easily, so it was all good. 😉 Don’t ask me what kind it was – no idea. Probably just some basic washable paint. We saved some milk jug lids, peeled off some foam snowflake stickers, stuck them on, and voila! Snowflake stamps!
Sock puppets! These turned into more the girls picking what they wanted and me making it happen. Sooo, they didn’t help a ton with production, but they (for a limited time) enjoyed playing with them. This was definitely more cute than long lasting entertainment though. haha I only recommend it if making sock puppets sounds really fun to you.
This activity was probably my other favorite of the week! Sound Match-Up! We went around the house and gathered up some things that looked fun to shake. The girls helped me put them in some old Easter eggs.
Then, they took turns shaking the eggs and trying to locate the matching egg. It was funny to watch them concentrating and finding the match.
We have some matches! Yay!
“Swimming” at the spray park by Daddy’s work! What could be better??
The girls were loving this one…. Sprinkle Sandwiches! They spread a little peanut butter on the inside of two vanilla wafers, stuck a slice of banana in the middle, coated that with peanut butter, and coated it with sprinkles. It looks like a child’s dream, but it has a banana and peanut butter so it’s basically healthy….. right? These were fun and worked okay, but they didn’t hold together as well as one would hope. Kids didn’t seem to care though and would have made a mess eating them regardless to be honest. (Abby’s face in the 2nd pic hahaha)
These were a surprisingly long lasting craft, that the kids gleaned from more than I anticipated. We made sticker color books. I did laminate the pages later to keep them lasting longer and then put a ring through to make little books. Because I’m extremely late writing this, I can say that we STILL have these almost 2 years later and the kids still enjoy them from time to time.
Sunglasses and swimming to end the week. We found some sunglasses for cheap and the girls thought they were hot stuff wearing them around. We also still have these downstairs in our dress up. ha
Abs smuggin’ it up. hahaha When I laughed at her, she couldn’t hold the look.