Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Kitchen Duty. Mommy set me up with a dish of soapy water and some dirty dishes to clean. It worked so well that I think it will become a regular chore of mine - and I don't mind a bit! Plus there was so much water on the floor afterwards that mopping the kitchen was a breeze. The only downside was needing to change my outfit afterwards because it was sopping wet.
Koalas and Kangaroos. I carried my doll in my shirt on my tummy and hopped to play "kangaroo." Then I put my doll on my back (in my hoody shirt) and pretended to climb to play "koala."
Kite. I painted a plastic plate with tempera paint. Then Mommy punched a hole in it and tied a piece of yarn through it. One end had crepe streamer pieces attached for a kite tail, while the other end of yarn was wrapped around and attached to a craft stick for a kite handle. Now we're just waiting for a windy day!
Keyboard. I love playing on the keyboard! Here I am playing a duet with my friend A. He just turned 3 last week.
Kisses. Mommy tried to put lipstick on me and have me kiss a piece of paper to make "kissing" art. I DID not want lipstick on - how yucky is that stuff! I didn't mind coloring with it, though!
Ketchup Art. I sat in the bathtub with some paint brushes and a bowl of ketchup and made some wonderful designs. Mommy's note: This is how the paint brushes ended up in the bathroom and now get used as toothbrushes . . .
Key Impressions. Mommy gave me some keys to press into playdough and make key impressions with. It should go really well with my pickpocket training, don't you think?
Kettle Drums. I LOVE drums! I can keep a beat really well! Mommy showed me how to turn some kettles upside down and bang on them with wooden spoons, and I had a heyday with them!
Karaoke. Also on the music line, I practiced singing into my handy dandy microphones, aka jump rope handles that I played with during "J" week.
Kettle Corn. Mommy made some popcorn in a kettle and then sprinkled it with salt and sugar. It was very yummy! I ate A LOT!
Mommy's note: I'm a microwave popcorn kind of gal, but it is WAAY expensive here in Mozambique and South Africa, so we made do. It was very disconcerting trying to shake the overflowing kettle over the flame with one hand while propping a crying baby who wanted to be part of the action on the opposite hip. I did manage not to burn it, but I overestimated how much popcorn it would take to fill a pot. Also, popcorn is considered a choking hazard, so be careful if you try this with a young one.
Kerchoo Kerchief. Mommy cut a square out of cloth and let me color and paint it to be my own kerchoo kerchief.
Mommy's note. I would have preferred using a plain white finished handkerchief and fabric paints, but sometimes you just use what you've got and don't stress over the details . . .
King of the Jungle. We made a crown for my stuffed lion. Mommy cut it out from yellow paper and stapled it together. Then she helped me glue foam shape pieces on it as gems. She took it away from me when it was done, because I kept pulling the foam pieces off.
Kickboxing. Mommy tried to teach me some kickboxing moves, but I didn't copy her very well. Now that Daddy is back home this week, we'll try it again. I love practicing martial arts with him.
Well, that's what worked for us! I'm loving "L" week right now!
Oh, in case you've never seen it, http://www.starfall.com/ has some very cool letter animations, and we watched the "K" ones. We'll be checking out the rest of the letters as we go through the rest of the alphabet.
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