Thursday, September 25, 2014

Joy School

     A few  weeks ago I was contacted by another Mom in my community who told me she was starting a little joy school with a few other Moms and she asked if I wanted to join.  I was so excited about the idea and gladly accepted!!
     Last week was Sage's first day of Joy School and it was kind of funny because I went to wake her up to get ready and with her eyes still closed she said, "I'm not ready to be awake yet Mom, give me a few minutes"  (This has never happened before, usually it is her trying to wake me up, I thought it was funny) .   Then when I told her it was her first day of school she jumped right up with the biggest smile on her face.  She was so excited!

     We all take turns each week hosting it and today was my turn.  We are assigned a theme to which we plan a song, craft, activity, and snack around.  My theme was the color yellow.
    For the song we sang the "Bumblebee" song.  I made each child a little bumblebee to hold while we were singing it and for the story I read a book all about the color yellow.

For the activity I set up a little obstacle course:  They had to find the yellow blocks in the pile then set them up so they balanced, walk along a straight line, roll a ball into a bucket,  find the yellow clothes pins and then pin them on a bucket, crawl through the yellow house and then knock over the bowling pins with a yellow ball.  I think they each had fun doing it and even though I was trying to do one child at a time they all sort of did it together which was fun too.  (They are ages 2 and 3).

For the craft we made play dough and I thought I was going to be able to dye it yellow but the recipe I have apparently doesn't change color because of the peanut butter and honey.  I got the recipe out of my "Kate Gosselin's: Love Is In The Mix" recipe book.

Edible Dough For Play
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup honey
1 cup powdered milk
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup powdered sugar
mix all together and then form into a ball

They all figured out pretty quickly that it was for more than just playing with.

I think it went pretty well, but now this pregnant lady who is 1 and a half weeks from due date is ready for a nap.

 Becky joy

P.S. for the snack I served bananas, lemonade, and fish crackers.

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