Can it really be February already?  I set up the February shelves last weekend, so the children have been all smiles this week with the new activities available to them.  Here are some highlights:



Sponging colored water:  I think the color and shape provide a meaningful point of interest for the kids, and I appreciate how the containers fit the tray perfectly when one is upside down.



Simple transferring using pincer grasp…



…to place these adorable teddy bears in to each heart shape.  I decided not to have a utensil for the lesson because I wanted the children to be able to feel the soft bears – which are completely irresistible! 😉



These wooden heart shaped containers are perfect for spooning…



…colored rice.  Opening and closing the boxes provide an additional point of interest for the children.



Water transfer with a small dropper…



…to fill each tiny cup of this suction cup mat (I seriously don’t know what these are called!).



Our Valentine’s Bead Tray which we will use to make…



…beaded hearts…



to hang on a Valentine branch.
Art Appreciation:  Degas Dancers.