Picnic Food Footprints

Our picnic food footprints turned out better than I thought they would!

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Weekly Lesson Plan: Camping and Picnics

This week we will be learning about camping and picnics! The following are some of the activities we will be doing:

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Objectives:

  • Focus attention on rhymes, songs, and image
  • Engage in one-on-one interactions
  • Strengthen head, neck, shoulders, and arms
  • Reach for and grab objects with hands and feet
  • Feel different textures
  • Hear new sounds

snoopy-campingAny suggestions for other camping and/or picnic activities? Please comment below!

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Rainbow Fish Footprints

Our Rainbow Fish footprints turned out very well for Under the Sea week. Basically, most of our art projects will be embellished footprints until the kids get a little older and have more awareness of their hands and have honed their fine motor skills… but we are working on it!

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What an eventful week! The kids were introduced to bubbles for the first time, we sat outside and looked at clouds, took a short walk before getting sprinkled on, and our nearly-four-month-old, S.R., rolled over from her back to her tummy several times today for the first time!

If you have any more ideas for infant art projects, let me know in the comments below!

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Weekly Lesson Plan: Under the Sea

This week at Mindy’s Little Sidekicks we are focusing our activities around Under the Sea! The following are some of the activities we will be doing this week:

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Objectives:

  • Focus attention on rhymes, songs, and images
  • Engage in one-on-one interactions
  • Strengthen head, neck, shoulders, and arms
  • Reach for and grab objects with hands and feet
  • Feel different textures
  • Hear new sounds

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Any suggestions for other Under the Sea activities? Please comment below!

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Footprint Butterflies

Our footprint butterflies turned out so nicely! The babies were way less squirmy than I had anticipated and we got perfect prints on the first try!

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Weekly Lesson Plan: Bugs

This week at Mindy’s Little Sidekicks we are focusing our activities around bugs! Below are some of the things are are doing this week:

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Objectives:

  • Focus attention on rhymes, songs, and images
  • Engage in one-on-one interactions
  • Strengthen head, neck, shoulders, and arms
  • Feel new textures
  • Hear new sounds

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Any Bug activities that you think would be a good addition to our weekly lesson? Please feel free to comment!

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Opening Week!

It is finally here! This week has been a breeze so far since Oliver only has one other friend with us (both babies are napping right now). To kick-off our first week we are focusing on All About Me activities. Below are some of the things we are doing this week:

All About Me Lesson Plan (Infant)

Objectives:

  • Recognize names when spoken to
  • One-on-one interactions
  • Social interactions
  • Strengthen head, neck, shoulders, and arms

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Any All About Me activities for infants that you think would be a good addition? Please feel free to comment!

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