We sorted a group of keys into large and small and then had fun pressing them into play dough. This was very entertaining for both kids; they loved feeling the key impressions.
Science: K is for kinetic energy
Kinetic energy is energy pertaining to motion or characterized by movement. It was funny hearing Little Lady pronounce this word but she did it!
Using a diaper wipes box, a plastic storage container, a puzzle tin, and our little step stool, we played a game of toddler step-aerobics and made kinetic energy. We said, "up, up" then "down, down" as we stepped up and down. Fun - and a good workout for us all!
Art: K is for kisses
My plan was to put some light lip gloss or colored chap stick on our lips so we could kiss a paper and make a kiss imprint, but I have nothing at all resembling lip coloring in our house and I forgot to buy some. So, we put a little Vaseline on and made greasy-looking kiss marks. Little Lady still thought it was hilarious and would kiss the paper and say "kiss kiss".
Movement: K is for Kick
Little Lady loves to kick - the air, the water, her brother.... So we put that energy to constructive use doing the kick ball game Mini Me and I did a lot last fall (read here). We got all our balls out, lined them up, and kicked! She has good aim and this was another game that was good for all of us.
Next time we're going to talk more about the sizes of the balls - big, little, and medium. You can also talk about colors as you kick.
Music: K is for Kookaburra
I love this little song and for K week I finally learned the other verses so we can belt it out at any time. Here is a link to the lyrics. The song talks about the kookaburra bird laughing, eating, counting monkeys, and crying so it's fun to get really dramatic with it. Now I'm singing it in my head again.....
Letter LArt: L is for lines
We practiced drawing lines on our paper and used cooked spaghetti, and tried to arrange it in a straight line on the counter. That was temporary art but to get really messy you could dip the noodles in a color and do some kind of throwing paint art.
We also sorted blocks by color and arranged them in lines. Little Lady loved this activity!
Literacy: L is for lacing
We did not get this done, but I was going to poke holes in the shape of letter L onto a Styrofoam plate and have Little Lady lace it with yarn and my help.
Movement: L is for Loopty Loo
This is a great song for movement and we have two versions of it on CD. Listen to the lyrics and get your bodies moving!
Science: L is for lava
This blog post was our inspiration to make lava lamps with water, oil, food coloring, and Alka Seltzer tablets. It was so much fun to watch and experiment!
Both kiddos really got into it. Dropping in the tables at the beginning was really fun, but the little lava lamps are continuing to entertain after I sealed them off. We have them on the table, where we tip them around and watch the bubbles settle while we eat. It's calming.
Spanish: L is for libro
Given how many books we read daily, this new word was easy to fit in, and Mini Me already knows it so he said it a lot, too!