Is it really only Tuesday? This has already been a crazy week, and we’re not even halfway to the weekend yet!
I know I’ve mentioned many times before that some semblance of structure is an absolute necessity in our household. I’m not saying we are entirely stuck in the same pattern day in and day out, but having a basic plan for the day before the kiddos are up and at ‘em always helps things say a bit more sane.
To help with this, I’ve decided to come up with different weekly themes to help me organize my game plans. Of all of the many hats I wear, teacher is honestly one of the most important at the moment, and it really is fun to see the kids experience and learn new things. I think this is going to be fun for all of us!
So far, I have been absolutely amazed at the amount of cool information there is on the web for parents of young children, and it has been easy to devise a list of themes we’ll be going with in the weeks to come. On tap for this week and next: Fruits and Vegetables. In case anyone is interested in following along with us, I thought I’d share a few links to some of the worksheets and web sites I’ve come across, as well as some related books and crafts/activities I have planned. I hope you find this helpful!
- Growing Vegetable Soup and Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Vegetable basket craft
- Homemade potato stamps
- Veggie Tales web site
- Where Your Food Comes From (These short videos are really cool, and so informative!)
- Making fruit leather
- Making sweet potato chips
- “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23