Wednesday, March 4, 2009

WFMW - "X" Crafts

Tot School

We have been having an excellent "X" week! Here are the crafts and activities that worked for this brand new 23-month-old this week...

Xylophone. We already posted about making a xylophone from glass bottles here.

Xerxes. I played Queen Esmé and King Pappa Xerxes! First Mommy and I made a crown from yellow construction paper and stickers. Then I put the crown on Pappa's head and took lots of photos. But I'm not allowed to post any or all my people will be destroyed.

Then I modeled the crown myself! First I put it on my leg...

Then around my neck...
And then upside down. Which look do you like best?
X Cookies. To make King Pappa Xerxes favorable to all my requests, I made him X cookies from gingerbread cookie dough. To be honest, I ate lots of the dough myself. And those baked cookies go down real well with whipped cream on top!
Xerox. We photocopied my hands! Then I kept matching my real hands to the copy...
X-ray. We made an X out of bones on a black shoe-box lid (cuz we didn't have black construction paper). And I colored a picture of an X-ray.

X Chromosome. We made play doh Xs and Ys and talked about how girls are XX and boys are XY.
Xhosa. Pappa spoke some Xhosa to me and I practiced clicking.

Extra Xs. We made Xs and Os out of play doh, and Mommy drew a tic tac toe board. But we had extra Xs, so we couldn't play very well! Here I am counting the Xs.
X Marks the Spot. We made a treasure map! First Mommy drew it using the house layout - TV, fridge, cat, table, bathtub, bed, etc. Then I scribbled all over it to make it better.

Finally, we rubbed a wet tea bag (rooibos, of course) over the paper and then scrunched it all up.

Then Mommy hid a treasure where the X was, and we put together this kit for the treasure hunt. All necessary stuff, you must agree!

We followed the map, picking up a snack from the fridge on the way. And at last we found the treasure in the closet - right where the X was on the map! It was a little doll. (I had actually discovered it earlier, but don't tell Mommy that...)



We've got one more week to go - "Y" is it! See you next week!

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27 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh, the treasure hunt was a cute idea!

We made gingerbread cookies today too! (Celebrating the letter G of course!)

Pam said...

Looks like so much fun!

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

The crown upside-down is my favorite pic.

Where is the application as a honorary Grammy for MisS Esmé?
I like to pretend she is my
gRaNd-giRL too.

You are e[x]quisite oh queen.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

CynthiaK said...

You are the most interesting little girl I know! I just love reading about your adventures!!

And, you make sure Mom knows I gave you a little award because having a crown that you made yourself deserves an award:

http://crumbsintheminivan.blogspot.com/2009/03/ottoman.html

Randy, Ally, and Wes said...

You do such creative things together! Oh, and rooibos is my favorite tea too. :o)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

As usual, I love it! Esme gets more pretty every day.

the 6 o'clock stitch said...

You should submit some of your tutorials in the Mr. Linky for "Make & Tell Monday"! Feel free to jump in every week! I love them!

http://the6oclockstitch.blogspot.com/2009/03/make-tell.html

Debra said...

Esme,

I like the crown either way...you are one who can pull it off, you know! lol

And the treasure hunt items were definitely all necessities! Too cute, little one!

Happy Thursday to you!

ParentingPink said...

Awww! What fun! Great pics!

Shara said...

Love the scavenger hunt idea! Very creative. And your daughter is absolutely beautiful!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh you are a FUN mommy!!

Alice Audrey said...

What a fun X week.

Putting together a Thursday Thirteen is a great way of saving all those funny things the kids say. Then I know when I want to find one I can run a search on my blog, and there it is even years later.

Pedaling said...

i think i'm going to go for the upside down crown as my fave!

richies said...

My my Esme, how talented you are, and beautiful too.

An Arkies Musings

~*~The Family~*~ said...

You are "X"tra cute! We stopped by to see what fun things you are doing at your blog. Thanks for stopping by ours.

Jacquelyn: Because I Said So! said...

Oh, what a wonderful mum and a beautiful little girl. You make me wish I could start all over! You are getting an incredible jump on learning with your play—thank you for sharing.

Danielle said...

so fun!! I love alphabet cookie cutters.

grammy said...

I am amazed as usual. All the things you did were so cool.

angie said...

I especially love these crafts, notably, the X ray!

Mama Kat said...

Look how creative you are!! That little girl is going to grow up Xceptionally smart!! :)

All Rileyed Up said...

What a great list of activities! The X-ray one looked like a lot of fun. And I think the upside-down crown look was my fave.

Wifey said...

Your mommy is so darn crafty! She's my new idol.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Pamela said...

I think my mama did stuff like that my older siblings -- but her creativity was Xpired by the time I came along. ha ha

You have a fun fun mommy.

sheila said...

I'm exhausted just looking at all the adventures in that post! lol. WOW!

Baba said...

Wow I didn't know there were that many X's to do. Good Job!

melanie said...

You came up with a lot of stuff for X!!

dani said...

what a fun "x" week, princess esme:)
i'm am off now to read about xhosa and clicking (it sounds very interesting;)!
love,
dani