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A Moment in Time

We’ve come to the end of the Clothing activity plan from the Reaching Roses curriculum (which is now available for purchase!…apologies to those of you who have been waiting).  This activity provided a lot of learning opportunity and enjoyment for today but will also serve us well in the future! …. I’m already imagining the fun and educational activities we could do with this in ten years time…

On alternating Fridays I blog about our final activity (starring my twin babies)

 

This week’s Theme:Clothing

Activity Description: Make a family time capsule about clothing!

This Activity’s Main Area of  Development: Language, cognitive, fine motor, social, emotional

O&M’s Ages (at the time of posting this): 22 months

 

1. Get a sturdy box (insulate it with a plastic bag if you wish)

2.  Decorate the box

Decorating with stickers

Decorating with stickers

Making wrapping paper

Making wrapping paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Insert clothing articles.  Here’s what we included:

  • Baby’s clothes at the time of making the capsule (for size) – we put in the onesies “shirts” they made this week
  • Pictures of current fashionable and trendy clothes (to laugh at in the future!) – we put in a recent copy of Rolling Stone
  • Pictures of your baby  and family members in relevant clothing – we put a small photo album in with the following pictures:
      • a recent family photo
      • a photo of them in their first pair of underwear (we started wearing them a few weeks ago)
      • photos of them playing dress-up this week
      • a photo of them wearing the onesies they made this week (which are also included in the box)
      • a photo of them in their favourite pj’s
      • a picture of them in their bathing suits and water shoes and sunglasses (this summer’s favourite ensemble)
      • pictures of them with other family members (aunts, grandparents, cousins)
      • a picture of us the day we made the time-capsule

We also included some items not related to clothing:

  • a letter from Mommy
  • some of their recent artwork
  • certificates of achievement from the summer gymnastics class they just completed
O adds her papers

O adds her papers

M adds her papers

M adds her papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding their "shirts"

Adding their “shirts”

Making sure they're snug in the box

Making sure they’re snug in the box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M adds the photo album

M adds the photo album

O adds the Rolling Stone magazine

O adds the Rolling Stone magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Seal the box (very well) – you can make it prettier but since we were wrapping ours, I wasn’t concerned with that

Good ol' duct tape

Good ol’ duct tape

Showing how to place tape

Showing how to place tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helping mommy with the wrapping

Helping mommy with the wrapping

M helps with the tape

M helps with the tape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Add a clear label on the box that says this is a time capsule created on such and such day and is not to be opened until (insert date)

 

Mr. Y & I decided to open it in 10 years

Mr. Y & I decided to open it in 10 years

All done!

All done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Store in a safe place

I hope you enjoy doing this with your family as much as we did!  Leave us a comment to let us know what things you included in your time-capsule.

 

This post was based on an activity included in the Reaching Roses curriculum.  Click here to learn more!

 

 

Who Are You Calling Yellow-Bellied?..Oh, Wait..

Apologies for the short hiatus…we were all quite under the weather!  But we’re back and we are learning about colours – Yay!  Today our focus was the colour yellow.  We had so much fun, it was hard to pick an activity to share but I decided to share an emotional learning activity.

Mondays and Wednesdays I choose one activity we did today from the Clever Clovers curriculum and share our experiences (starring my twin babies)

 This week’s Theme: Primary Colours (+ 1)

Activity Description: Dressed in Yellow: Lay out all the yellow clothes you have into categories. Allow your baby to choose which clothes she would like to wear and allow the opportunity to put the clothing on independently (help wherever necessary). You can dress in yellow too!

This Activity’s Main Area of  Development: Emotional Learning

Specific Skill: Developing Independence

O&M’s Ages (at the time of posting this): 16 months + 1 week

1. We began today, by looking through all four colour bins and then sang a song about colours (from the activity plan).  Next, I put all the colour bins away except for the yellow one.  We went through it carefully naming all of the yellow objects in the bin and allowing the babies to explore the items.

2.  Next, I explained to them that we were going to get dressed now and that all the clothes we are going to wear will be yellow.  I had already laid out all of our yellow clothes (we didn’t have many actually so I didn’t bother putting them into categories).  I still reviewed each item with them, “Here are yellow socks, and here is a yellow dress”, etc.

All of our yellow clothes

All of our yellow clothes

 3. I let them explore the items: (Love the concentration on M’s face, trying to put on the sock)

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4. I told them it was time for them to pick the clothes they wanted to wear today (they are familiar with the concept because I usually let them pick one element of their outfit)

Taa Daa! (probably not the cutest outfits we’ve ever worn…I mean…um…they have a great sense of fashion!)

Our Yellow Outfits!

Our Yellow Outfits!

5. Time to dress ourselves!

O attempting to put on her socks

O attempting to put on her socks

M trying to put on socks

M trying to put on socks

 

O pulling up her pants

O pulling up her pants

 

M pulling up her pants

M pulling up her pants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M popping her head through

M popping her head through

O putting her shirt on

O putting her shirt on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. No activity involving M&O could be complete without a little mischief:

After a lot of giggling, we eventually got dressed….

Our silly girls all dressed in yellow!

Our silly girls all dressed in yellow!

This was a really great way to reinforce the colour yellow while helping them to develop their independence.  Even though it is not listed in the activity plan, I think we will do this activity every day this week (focusing on a different colour every day).