Sunday, February 24, 2013

Family Fun Class

One thing I've learned about the combination of Owen + Mommy is that we absolutely must get out of the house. I think it's great for both of us individually and as a combo. We've been lucky that Amelia's schedule has been flexible up to this point, so we've been able to go whenever it works for O. (Her daytime sleep habits are getting more structured, so this may not be true too much longer..)
So our January/Feb activity was a Family Fun class through the Parkway school district. I was SUPER impressed at the creativity and structure of these classes/teachers.
Week 1: Senses
Owen looved playing with the cars in shaving cream. He still talks about it. I should set it up for him at home... but  maybe this summer.
Week 2: Winter Wonderland
Here he is playing with a wolf in fake snow. He said this wolf was named 'Abbey', just like my parents' old dog. It's amazing that he remembers her!

Painting with ice cubes. So clever! I love getting ideas from these ladies.

Coloring snow men... a righty.
Week 3: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
How cute are these kiddies with their teddy bears?!

This was my favorite station, of course. How have I not purchased a medical toy set for him?!

This is my absolute fave.
Before structured time, they let the kids play around with toys of their choosing. O picked this school bus every week!

And he ran the school bus down this slide every week as well.
A bunch of boys playing in dry pasta. Too fun. So cute.

The idea of this activity was to wet the sponge and then place 'lick 'em, stick 'em' stickers on it. Owen stacked the sponges instead. There will be an entire post dedicated to his stacking.
 Week 4: Valentine's Fun
Playing with 'Gak'.... he really didn't like how it made his hands dirty.

 Playing with sponges in the water table. The kid loves to play with water.
We're so sad that the class is over. One week went by without a scheduled something, and so I've re-signed him up for gym class. (It's twice as much and not as creative, but he loves it just the same, and I love having set time dedicated just to him each week).
I should also mention that Amelia was with us during each of these classes, and she was an absolute gem.

1 comment:

  1. How awesome...I love things like that! We do shaving cream a lot around here; helps to clean the table afterwards too! ;) How precious is he and his exploring?!!