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Monday, July 9, 2012

Love Books Exchange

The Educators' Spin On It

We recently participated in a book/activity exchange through The Educator's Spin On It.  It was so much fun!  We got our package from Michelle and her kiddos over at Having Fun at Chelle's House!  It was amazing!!

We got the book  Harold and the Purple Crayon along with all of these fun activities:

Purple/Not Purple sort
A really liked the purple ring from this.  You can see her wearing it in the other pictures!  :)

1-10 numbered moons 
We lined them up in order (because she will not stand for anything out of order!) and she hopped from one number to the next as we counted.

1-10 numbered moons and crayons
She put the correct number of crayons on each numbered moon

Purple Star Crayon (how cool is this?)

Pom Pom transfer with tongs

Sandpaper and string
We practiced making shapes with the string.  There was a little card with suggestions, "can you make a square?" etc. 

Lacing Moon
I let her do this any way she wanted at first, then we practiced again and I showed her how to lace from hole to hole in order. 

Baby Sister even got an activity!  She really loved pulling the fabric squares out of the wipes container.  I'd been meaning to make this for her and now I don't have to!  

Jell-O
A actually wanted to make this with me.  I was surprised since she has never shown an interest in eating Jell-O.  She was very excited and then I gave her a little bowl.  She had fun stirring it, but then told me, "Mama can eat it."   Ha!  We tried!  At least I enjoyed eating it.  

Blank Books and doodle cards
We haven't gotten to these yet.  The idea is to write stories/pictures in the books and the doodle cards are for us to pick a card and then draw a picture that includes the doodle. 

We also got purple play dough that I didn't get a photo of, but A was very excited to play with it!

This was so much fun and Michelle provided us with so many activities we threw half of them in our tot school drawers and A played with them for days.  I still have the other half to switch them out with.  We'd love to be a part of this again!

4 comments:

chelle said...

YAY!! I'm so glad you ladies enjoyed the package :-)!! I was a little nervous when I came over blog stalking ;-) and saw that you were a K-teacher and had so many books everywhere...SO glad the items worked for your tot school boxes..and I need to make a wipes container game for my lil girl.. she is obsessed with pulling the wipes out of the box, hahaha :-)

ps I made the moons with numbers but the crayons came for homeschool share..I remember I had forgot to let you know when I received your package...sorry..

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

Thank you so much for participating in the LOVE BOOKS Exchange. It looks like you both had so much fun with all the activities that Michelle sent to your family to go with Harold and the Purple Crayon! We adored all your duck activities you sent to her as well!

Stephanie Bagato said...

Do you have links or are there printables for the moons and crayons, etc? I would love to do those!

Mandy Jane said...

Stephanie---look at the first comment---the one made by Chelle. She is the one who made these lovely activities for my girls. She may be able to lead you in the right direction.