Jesus' Precious Little Lambs

A Charlotte Mason Christian Home School: Preschool – 2nd Grade :)

January: Winter/ Lambs

Build a felt snowman

A Mommy’s Adventures: Friday Felt Fun!!.

Snack:

Snowman on a Stick Recipe | Snowman Recipes | FamilyFun.

Add flaked coconut, shaved celery for a scarf pinned with a clove. Use a round frosting tip to punch holes out of black olives for eyes and buttons.

Science:

Borax Crystal Snowflake – Grow a snowflake in a jar! You will need:
* string
* wide mouth jar
* white pipe cleaners
* blue food coloring (optional)
* boiling water (with adult help)
* borax (available at grocery stores in the laundry soap section)
* pencil

Directions:
With a little kitchen science you can create long lasting snowflakes as sparkly as the real ones. Cut a white pipe cleaner into 3 equal sections. Twist the sections together in the center so that you have a “six-sided” star shape. Pipe cleaners and string form a snowflake base for the crystals to grow on. If your points are not even, trim the pipe-cleaner sections to the same length. Now attach string along the outer edges to form a snowflake pattern. Attach a piece of string to the top of one of the pipe cleaners and tie the other end to a pencil (this is to hang it from). Fill a widemouth jar with boiling water. Mix borax into the water one tablespoon at a time. Use 3 tablespoons of borax per cup of water. Stir until dissolved, (don’t worry if there is powder settling on the bottom of the jar). If you want you can add a little blue food coloring now to give the snowflake a bluish hue. Insert your pipe cleaner snowflake into the jar so that the pencil is resting on the lip of the jar and the snowflake is freely suspended in the borax solution. Wait overnight and by morning the snowflake will be covered with shiny crystals. Hang in a window as a sun-catcher or use as a winter time decoration.

Gross Motor:

Indoor Snowball Fight

Are your children bored and unable to go outside due to bad weather? Have an “indoor snowball fight” with wadded up newspaper! It’ll wear off some energy and everyone will have a good time!!

Poems:

Dressing for Winter – (Flannel Story)

This is how we dress on a cold Winter’s day.
We put on our snowsuits to go out to play.
Then we put on our boots for walking in the snow.
Next, our hats and our mittens.
‘Cause the wind begins to blow.
And now we’re all ready to go out and play.
We’ll stay nice and warm on this cold Winter day.

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Storyframe:

Snow

Snowflakes fall as softly as ________,
and as quietly as ________.
The snow is as cold as ________.
I love to watch the snow cover up________.
I love walking in the snow like a________.
I think I will save some snow in my ________.
The snow makes me happy because________.
Sometimes the snow makes me sad because_________.

Science:

Melting Ice

You’ll Need:

  • four small containers
  • ice cubes
  • water
  • salt
  • sugar
  • paper and pen

We started labeling the containers our ice cubes were in and what we were putting on them.

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Aiden then predicted which ice cube would melt the fastest and how long it would take.  He thought it would take 20 minutes and the plain ice cube would melt the fastest.  We set the timer and waited to see what would happened.

After 20 minutes we discovered that the ice cube in water and the ice cube covered in salt were melting the fastest.

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Aiden loved looking at the ice cube in salt and the designs left from the salt melting the ice cube.

Totally Tots: Touch/Feel/Learn.

Totally Tots: Search results for penguin.

Hymns:

Gentle Jesus Meek and Mild

Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling

Safe in the Arms of Jesus

Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep

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