We used our super fun pool noodles (here) to make a giant necklace and our equally super fun colored pasta (here) to make a different kind of noodle necklace! Little Lady did a great job stringing both sizes of noodles - lots of concentration! We tried to make patterns... eh. We did count after she strung the noodles and we were so close to getting nine noodles.
Science: N is for nose We talked a lot about our noses for N week. Little Lady really loved playing "steal your nose" (thanks, Papi). We also had some kitchen fun one day after doing some baking. I pulled out three strong-smelling liquids and had Little Lady smell them: vanilla, vinegar, and lemon juice.
Then, we played a nose game and she had to match the mystery liquid to it's bottle only by its smell. We played a lot and she did okay. She kept insisting her favorite smell was the vinegar (maybe she is making the connection between that smell and a clean bathroom!)
The best part of our nose experiment was having Daddy do the nose game and identify the mystery smells. He may have vomited a little in his mouth when he smelled the bowl of vinegar. Ha! I guess we always clean the bathrooms when he's at work!
Little Lady used a cut pool noodle to stamp and paint, which she loves to do. We also tried to use our colored pasta/noodles to make sun shapes by placing the noodles on a piece of black construction paper and leaving it in the sun all day. What I thought was a perfect sunny day for it turned a little breezy, then cloudy, so the noodle sun shapes did not work. We'll try again soon.
Movement: N is for nails
We re-used this activity to much delight, and Little Lady practiced hammering golf tees into the bottom of an egg carton. On a second try, we colored the bottom of the carton and I had her try to hammer the color I called out.
I realized during this activity that she says "Hiiii-ya" like she's doing karate every time she is making a physical effort. Hammering those golf tee nails in resulted in a lot of "hiiii-ya". I was laughing very hard.
Spanish: N is for niña
Our sweet little niña is learning so much about her world!