Saturday, November 17, 2012

Building a City

Today I knew it was going to be a stay at home day. Virginia had gotten sick Friday and was pretty pitiful all friday night. So Saturday we spent most of the morning cuddled up in bed watching Peppa the Pig. Afterwards we baked some muffins and watched a few more cartoons.

I have been really enjoying In Lieu of Preschool's blog lately. I knew I wanted to try out the foam city in the shower with Virginia. Figured what better day then today. I had planned to set it all up and surprise her. But she knew something was up since I was staying in the bedroom while she watched cartoons in the living room. She came walking in as I was just starting to cut the foam. I told her what I was up too and she was ready to join the fun.


All I used was a big pack of foam sheets I picked up from AC Moore. Our shower has a small bench in the corner. There is where I cut out large black triangles to use as Mountains. Did a circle for the sun and cut white clouds out also. Down below we had to add snow to the mountains and the mountain tops.

Below on the shower floor we added houses. I asked Virginia what color she wanted each house, window, and door. This whole activity was a great lesson in shapes since I was only using triangles, circles, squares, and rectangles. I let Virginia tell me what to put in the city. We did sky scrapers, grocery store, car wash, and of course every city needs a Walgreens ( Daddies work as Virginia says). We also added a park in the city too with some small trees. 


After it was all set up I let her go pick out some of her plastic animals, people, and cars to play with in the shower too. All the foam sticks to the wall and other foam sheets with just water. The best part is the clean up is simple. Let the foam dry on the wall and then take down. And just spray down the snow ( shaving cream ) with your shower head or cup of water. Can't beat that!


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Building a City


Today I knew it was going to be a stay at home day. Virginia had gotten sick Friday and was pretty pitiful all friday night. So Saturday we spent most of the morning cuddled up in bed watching Peppa the Pig. Afterwards we baked some muffins and watched a few more cartoons.

I have been really enjoying In Lieu of Preschool's blog lately. I knew I wanted to try out the foam city in the shower with Virginia. Figured what better day then today. I had planned to set it all up and surprise her. But she knew something was up since I was staying in the bedroom while she watched cartoons in the living room. She came walking in as I was just starting to cut the foam. I told her what I was up too and she was ready to join the fun.


All I used was a big pack of foam sheets I picked up from AC Moore. Our shower has a small bench in the corner. There is where I cut out large black triangles to use as Mountains. Did a circle for the sun and cut white clouds out also. Down below we had to add snow to the mountains and the mountain tops.

Below on the shower floor we added houses. I asked Virginia what color she wanted each house, window, and door. This whole activity was a great lesson in shapes since I was only using triangles, circles, squares, and rectangles. I let Virginia tell me what to put in the city. We did sky scrapers, grocery store, car wash, and of course every city needs a Walgreens ( Daddies work as Virginia says). We also added a park in the city too with some small trees. 


After it was all set up I let her go pick out some of her plastic animals, people, and cars to play with in the shower too. All the foam sticks to the wall and other foam sheets with just water. The best part is the clean up is simple. Let the foam dry on the wall and then take down. And just spray down the snow ( shaving cream ) with your shower head or cup of water. Can't beat that!


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