Printables for this week:
This week we learned about being modest using the story of Ruth. Modesty (or immodesty rather) is a bigger issue for preteen/teens, but I figured it would be good to introduce the concept. At the preschool level, we focused on how our beauty comes from the inside, not what we look like on the outside. There was still plenty to talk about, especially to little girls thinking that putting on certain clothes and fixing their hair a certain way make them “more boo-afull.”
Our zoo friend this week was Xavier Fox, so of course we had to play a couple of rounds of “What time is it, Mr. Fox?” We also made Fox cookies for our cooking project (since I had some orange frosting left over from the sport’s ball cupcakes). The children frosted a Maria cookie, then added chocolate chip eyes, and drew on the rest of the face using chocolate frosting. X-cellent!
Fun Friday was X-ray day! We made x-ray name art by using white out pens to write our names on a piece of black construction paper folded in half. (Hint: Since the white-out dries so quickly, we learned it worked best to fold the paper and rub after every letter, rather than wait until the entire name was finished.)
The name section is the ribs, then we talked about what bones are connected to them and how they move…joints! (For example, the leg bends in the middle, so we decided there must be a bone on top and one below connected at the knee joint.)
Next we glued on Q-tips to represent the arm and leg bones. We finished it off with a dot paint head, and googly eyes. Ta-daaaa!
We even had an x-ray snack, by frosting a graham cracker then drawing on some white frosting bones. Say “X-ray!”