Thursday, February 26, 2009

Each Peach Pear Plum

Last week, we checked out Each Peach Pear Plum from the library (100 Books Before Kindergarten). Arin loves this book. It is an easy read because it rhymes, but more than that, Arin loves it because it is an "I Spy" book.

For our activities, I was planning on making a fruit salad using peaches, pears and plums, but (poor planning on my part) I forgot to get those fruits at my weekly shopping trip and I didn't want to go back out for three pieces of fruit, so maybe next time.

Instead, I made an "I Spy" picture for Arin. I got out a magazine and the scissors this morning and as soon as Arin saw that, she said, "You making a game for me, mommy?" She was very excited when I told her "Yes". I had made her an "I Spy" game board one other time, but I didn't put enough stuff on it. This time, I crowded the pictures on there. She loved it. I would say to her, "I spy a whale" or "I spy the word blue" or "I spy something yellow" etc. Of course, Ella decided to wake while we were playing the game, so I told Arin we were done playing for a while. She said, "You have to ask me this one and this one, momma". I guess I hadn't gotten to the things she really wanted to find!

6 comments:

Melissa said...

We LOVE that book (I found it at the thrift store for 25 cents!). I love your I Spy game! I'll definitely have to make one for O. Thanks for the great idea :)

The girl who painted trees said...

We love that book, too! I'm going to make an I Spy game for Bear as soon as she goes to sleep tonight.

teachingtinytots said...

great activity!!!!

The Rowe Crew said...

So great!!! I wish I would have seen your idea before we did "I spy" week last week...I like how you did it better.

Karen said...

we have that book...it was a gift when E was born :)

Super Fun Mama said...

Very neat idea!