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Alphabet Adventure: O, P, & Q Week

Well hello all you crazy alphabet junkies!!  Wait until you see my latest project that a buddy and I have been working on since July!!  You will have to wait a few more days for its reveal as we are going on a little adventure for R & S week!!!  We had one super fan-tab-u-lous P week (with a little bit of O and a little bit of Q mashed on the beginning and end!!)  So here it is…

For O week: I cut strips of orange paper for Logan to practice making an Octagon and we made an Owl out of our O.  Both ideas I got from Counting Coconuts (as she is way cooler than I am when it comes to letters like O!!!).  We also made her Orange potpourri found here.  Word to the wise….follow her instructions very carefully, I cut my oranges too think and it was a bust as far as the end product…but the making of it was what the boys really loved (mostly the eating of it!!)  And the only semi-original (it was the husbands idea so I’m claiming it as semi-mine since we are “one” and all) was our Obstacle Course, the boys always love a little challenge & competition.  And Hunt’s O devo was perfect, “Oh, praise the Lord for He is good!!”  We just got Yancy’s new C.D. and Andrew Petterson’s new C.D.  so we did some serious praising to our good and gracious God through song!!

O Books from the Library: Oodles of Animals by Lois Ehlert (loved!), The Cow That Went OINK by Bernard Most (boys adored this!), The Octopus by Denys Cazet, When Owen’s Mom Breathed Fire by Pija Lindenbaum, The OK Book by Amy K. Rosenthal (great great O book), The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear (worked for both letters, love that!!), Oh No, Ono! by Hans de Beer (another GREAT O book!), Only One Neighborhood by Mark Harshman, The Old House by Pamela Duncan Edwards (so cute).

Onto P!!!!  YiPeeee!!! I guess the better question is what did we NOT do for P?!  It was off the hook with fun-ness (can I make that a word?!)  The boys had a sleepover with their Papa and Gramma where they had popcorn, went to the park, had pancakes, went to the pool, and had a gramma inspired piano lesson!!  I love that my parents are jumping into toddler life with us and enjoying making the little things important.  The boys are still talking about the sleepover!!  We did our awesome painting from our Jesus Storybook Bible, played with friends all day, and finished off with Pasta of course!  We played “pizza delivary” by making a fruit pizza together and using a pizza box from my longtime fav Brother’s Pizza.  The boys delivered it to some of our closest friends (husbands name conveniently starts with a P!!!) where they got “paid” and such.  It was SUPER cute!!  We also did another kind of painting- an edible kind- oh yes, pudding painting, it was hysterical to say the least- you will enjoy the pictures of this!!  We had pizza, pajama day, did puzzles, played puppies, and read every P book under the sun.  And I made super cute popcorn word cards from here that Logan has really enjoyed.  Best of all, for our faith lesson, we dressed in pirate gear, found a treasure map and went on a hunt around the neighborhood (I of course spoke in pirate-eze at the top of my lungs the whole time, it was youtube worthy for sure).  And what was our treasure?  Drum roll…..yes, the precious Word of God.  We had a great talk under the shade of the tree and pulled out Will God’s Mighty Warrior: The Mystery of Magillicuddy’s Gold by Sheila Walsh.  I wish P week were every week….

P Books from the Library:  Penguin Pete, Ahoy! by Marcus Pfister, Pirate Piggy Wiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox, Warthogs Paint: A Messy Color Book by Pamela D. Edwards, My Pop Pop and me by Irene Smalls, The Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini, The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein, Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Hill, The Purple Coat by Amy Hest, Pets to the Rescue by Andrew Clements, I am Pangoo the Penguin by Satomi Ichikawa, A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian, Piggies in a Polka by Kathi Appelt, Paulie Pastrami achieves World Peace by james Proimos, The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle, Pudgy: A Puppy to Love by Pippa Goodhart, Pest Fest by Julia Durango, Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise! by Leo Landry.

And Boooo for Q.  Yes, this is how I feel.  We painted our Q with Q-tips.  And that’s it.  Seriously.  I think we will have to revisit Q when we have an extra day…lunch at Quizno’s, feed some quacking ducks, do some kind of question game….ho hummmm.  So pass on your ideas so I can feel less guilty about Q….

But what is the most fabulous thing ever?  My husband is home from 6 days at youth mission camp with our students- and he got home before midnight which is a miracle in itself.  They had an incredible time and I am so thankful that life isn’t right unless he is doing it by my side.  I sure missed that man of mine!!!

Alphabet Adventure: O, P, & Q Week

Well hello all you crazy alphabet junkies!!  Wait until you see my latest project that a buddy and I have been working on since July!!  You will have to wait a few more days for its reveal as we are going on a little adventure for R & S week!!!  We had one super fan-tab-u-lous P week (with a little bit of O and a little bit of Q mashed on the beginning and end!!)  So here it is…

For O week: I cut strips of orange paper for Logan to practice making an Octagon and we made an Owl out of our O.  Both ideas I got from Counting Coconuts (as she is way cooler than I am when it comes to letters like O!!!).  We also made her Orange potpourri found here.  Word to the wise….follow her instructions very carefully, I cut my oranges too think and it was a bust as far as the end product…but the making of it was what the boys really loved (mostly the eating of it!!)  And the only semi-original (it was the husbands idea so I’m claiming it as semi-mine since we are “one” and all) was our Obstacle Course, the boys always love a little challenge & competition.  And Hunt’s O devo was perfect, “Oh, praise the Lord for He is good!!”  We just got Yancy’s new C.D. and Andrew Petterson’s new C.D.  so we did some serious praising to our good and gracious God through song!!

O Books from the Library: Oodles of Animals by Lois Ehlert (loved!), The Cow That Went OINK by Bernard Most (boys adored this!), The Octopus by Denys Cazet, When Owen’s Mom Breathed Fire by Pija Lindenbaum, The OK Book by Amy K. Rosenthal (great great O book), The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear (worked for both letters, love that!!), Oh No, Ono! by Hans de Beer (another GREAT O book!), Only One Neighborhood by Mark Harshman, The Old House by Pamela Duncan Edwards (so cute).

Onto P!!!!  YiPeeee!!! I guess the better question is what did we NOT do for P?!  It was off the hook with fun-ness (can I make that a word?!)  The boys had a sleepover with their Papa and Gramma where they had popcorn, went to the park, had pancakes, went to the pool, and had a gramma inspired piano lesson!!  I love that my parents are jumping into toddler life with us and enjoying making the little things important.  The boys are still talking about the sleepover!!  We did our awesome painting from our Jesus Storybook Bible, played with friends all day, and finished off with Pasta of course!  We played “pizza delivary” by making a fruit pizza together and using a pizza box from my longtime fav Brother’s Pizza.  The boys delivered it to some of our closest friends (husbands name conveniently starts with a P!!!) where they got “paid” and such.  It was SUPER cute!!  We also did another kind of painting- an edible kind- oh yes, pudding painting, it was hysterical to say the least- you will enjoy the pictures of this!!  We had pizza, pajama day, did puzzles, played puppies, and read every P book under the sun.  And I made super cute popcorn word cards from here that Logan has really enjoyed.  Best of all, for our faith lesson, we dressed in pirate gear, found a treasure map and went on a hunt around the neighborhood (I of course spoke in pirate-eze at the top of my lungs the whole time, it was youtube worthy for sure).  And what was our treasure?  Drum roll…..yes, the precious Word of God.  We had a great talk under the shade of the tree and pulled out Will God’s Mighty Warrior: The Mystery of Magillicuddy’s Gold by Sheila Walsh.  I wish P week were every week….

P Books from the Library:  Penguin Pete, Ahoy! by Marcus Pfister, Pirate Piggy Wiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox, Warthogs Paint: A Messy Color Book by Pamela D. Edwards, My Pop Pop and me by Irene Smalls, The Perfect Pet by Margie Palatini, The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein, Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Hill, The Purple Coat by Amy Hest, Pets to the Rescue by Andrew Clements, I am Pangoo the Penguin by Satomi Ichikawa, A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian, Piggies in a Polka by Kathi Appelt, Paulie Pastrami achieves World Peace by james Proimos, The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle, Pudgy: A Puppy to Love by Pippa Goodhart, Pest Fest by Julia Durango, Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise! by Leo Landry.

And Boooo for Q.  Yes, this is how I feel.  We painted our Q with Q-tips.  And that’s it.  Seriously.  I think we will have to revisit Q when we have an extra day…lunch at Quizno’s, feed some quacking ducks, do some kind of question game….ho hummmm.  So pass on your ideas so I can feel less guilty about Q….

But what is the most fabulous thing ever?  My husband is home from 6 days at youth mission camp with our students- and he got home before midnight which is a miracle in itself.  They had an incredible time and I am so thankful that life isn’t right unless he is doing it by my side.  I sure missed that man of mine!!!

5 Comments

Amy

5 August , 2010 at 1:47 pm

Q thoughts- playing twenty questions, making story sentences using the 5 Question words (who, what, when, where, and why), making friendship or family quilts (each person decorating their own square and then putting it all together), writing with quills. That's all I got!

Mari-Ann

6 August , 2010 at 5:21 pm

Oh my goodness what a lot of fun you all had! Love everything you did for the letter P, and you're right, Q is a toughie. I think we made a quilted Q and painted with Q-tips as well. :) Thanks so much for the linky love and for your kind words! Hugs, Mari-Ann :) Counting Coconuts

Susan

13 August , 2010 at 4:18 am

more Q ideas - Quinces! Quarters! Take them to the dollar store and figure out how many quarters they need to buy something! Oh and for sure "Treat mommy like a QUEEN" Day!! ha ha ha! Maybe a lesson on perseverance - don't QUIT when things are tough. Lunch at Quiznos is a cute idea - I'll remember that one! Quarks! - the building blocks of protons, electrons, and neutrons! ! Yes your physics buddy will figure out how we can teach the boys about quarks! Okay, brainstorm is still peetering out, will ponder this one some more....

raisingdeeproots

14 August , 2010 at 2:31 pm

NICE!!! We are def going to recreate Q day now that I know I can be a Queen & talk about Quarks (ummmm, who r u & what are quarks??!!!!) U rock sista!!!

Gianne

14 August , 2010 at 4:41 pm

Very cute. I love how much you cook with your boys...

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