Ice Cream. We thought about making ice cream in our ice cream freezer machine, but it was pretty cold here last week. So we made paper ice cream instead. Mommy cut out the shapes for a triple scoop cone and put glue on the scoops. Then I put sprinkles on the glue. Looks yummy, doesn't it? I admit to tasting a few of those sprinkles against Mommy's advice. The glue didn't ruin their flavor one bit!
Inches. Mommy taped some Noah's Ark wrapping paper on the wall, and we measured how many inches I am. Compared to the 20 inches I was when I was born, I have grown a LOT - I am more than 32 inches now! I put lots of stickers on the wrapping paper, too.
Itchy. I practiced my dot-making techniques on a white paper girl shape with red markers. I even came up with the idea to use two markers at the same time for extra dots. This little girl has chicken pox and is very itchy! As you can see, the itchy spots are concentrated on the face and tummy . . .
Igloo. Mommy cut an igloo shape out of blue paper and cut lots of rectangles out of white paper. We sprinkled the igloo shape with glue, and then I placed the white rectangles all over the shape to make an igloo.
Initials. Mommy wrote my initials in block letters and I colored them. Esmé Elaine - "Loved Shining Light" - or "Highly Esteemed Flashlight, whichever you prefer.
Icicles. We let glue run down a piece of paper, and then I got to sprinkle the whole thing with baby powder to make white "icicles." Have I ever told you how much I LOVE sprinkling baby powder?!
Iguana. I put some stickers of an iguana and friends on a piece of paper. I had to add in a planet and a smiley face for good measure, of course.
Ice Age Archaeological Dig. And now for the most fun activity of the week! Mommy froze some of my toys in plastic tub of water. Then she put the block of ice/toys in a larger container of hot water. I got to dig through the ice with my archaelogical tools (two forks) and "find" my toys. This was LOTS of fun and kept me busy for at least 1/2 hour! Caution - make sure you use drinkable water if you try this, cuz it just might get eaten. And be prepared with a change of clothes, cuz it is a very WET activity!
So there you have it!
By the way, we are in "J" week right now, and that is a tough week, too. So let us know if you have any jazzy, jiggy, jumpy ideas!
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