Did you try out the After School Planner from Last week? How did your week go? A few readers commented that they wished they had as much time as we do after school with their children. And to answer your question yes our children go to school very early and get home pretty early in the afternoon. Which is why we felt the need to create our After School Express.
However, my oldest is the product of after school care at some of the best programs I could find in our area. Most after school program should have all the things that we included in our Planner. Look around the room, the weekly lesson plan should be posted somewhere for you to follow along too. If not talk to the director.
Some of us have busy schedules and it's then were you really do a EXPRESS After School. All it takes is once a week or even once a month. You can pick Science and Art Activities and share with friends. We're so lucky to have a few friends who have similar parenting styles as we do and we enjoy getting together. This week we were able to get together to have some Winter Fun with our kids that were ages 2 to 6.
- Sensory Fun with Pretend Snow
- Snow Globe Painting
Use white paint an Qtips the children created snowglobed. There were also pieces of black and orange to create accessories for the snowman to glue on. Once dried you can add the eyes and mouth or buttons. Here's an idea for a snow globe story prompt
- Snowflake Rubbings
- Snowflake Stamping
We used some left over foam snowflakes to create stamps by attaching to reused lids and had fun stamping away snow flakes. First we had them draw a picture of them playing in the snow and then we added the snow. It makes for a great story prompt.
What would you add to your Winter Fun Playdate After School?In continuing our Suggestion of Planning After School Activities with the ABC's Series, here are our Favorite from Last week's After School Express !
ABC's of Family Field Trips from KC Edventures
ABC's of Montessori from Living Montessori Now
ABC's of Family Dinner Tablefrom Connecting Family and Seoul
ABC's of Graphic Novels by Pragmatic Mom
The Educators' Spin On It & Little Wonders' Day
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