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  • Rainy daysAct iv i ty

    Book

    San Bruno

    Mothers Club

  • Supplies: PaintersorMaskingTape(coloredismorefun) Pompoms(optional) Straws(optional)

    Usetapetodrawapaththroughyourhouseforkidstofollow.ThinkZigZag,curved,undertableswhatever!Youcouldusedifferentcolorsformorethanonepath,orjustdoashorterlineinoneroomandhavethekidsblowpompomsalongthemazethroughastraw.Itcanbeassimpleordifficultasyourkidswouldenjoy.Anothertwististodrawlilypadsorothershapesforkidstohopalong,thenwhentheygettired,tosspompomsorstuffedanimalsintothelilypadtargets.Ordrawahop-scotchonyourfloor.

  • Supplies: Pretenddishes,cups,utensils Pretendteapotorlightweightliquidmeasuringcup

    Practicemannersandtakingturnswithateaparty.Prac-ticesettingthetable.Filltheteapotwithwaterandletyourchildpracticepouringintothecups.Youcanmakeabigdealaboutsayingpleaseandthankyouaftereachcup,besillyanduseaccentsorfunvoices,andcheersforeachroundoftea.Youcouldeveneatsnacktogetheroffthetoyplates,andthenwashdishestogetherafterward.

  • Supplies: Instantpudding Milk Foodcoloring(optional) Cookiesheets(bestiftheyhavearimaroundtheedges)

    orhighchairtray Forkorotherutensilstomakeadditionaldesigns(optional)

    Makepuddingasdirectedonbox.Youcanstickwiththenaturalcolororaddsomeasyouseefitrememberthatfoodcoloringstainsmostclothes(andfingers),sowearoldclothesand/orcolorlightly.Usethecookiesheetsasacanvastofingerpaintyoucanmakedesignswithyourfingers,mixcolors,smearandstartoveragain.Whenthisgetsold,showthemhowtomakeathinlayerofpuddingandthenuseaforkorotherkitchenutensilstoetchdesignsinthepudding.Trayswithaliphelpthepuddingstayonthecanvas.

    Supplies: Scarves,hats,shoes,etc

    Letyourlittlepersontrydressingupwithitemsfromyourcloset.Trywearinganaccessoryinanewwayascarfasabelt,atieasaheadband,etc.

  • Supplies: 1-2Largecontainers(Tupperware,bucket,etc) Oldtoothbrushorsmallbrush Dishwashingsoaporshavingcream Spraybottlewithwater(optional) Toystowashhotwheels,plasticfigures,babydolls towels

    Spreadtowelsoveralargeareaonthekitchenorbathroomfloor.Putdishsoapandaboutaninchofwaterinonetubtomakeanicesoapysolutionforthetoysanduseanoldtoothbrushtoscrubyourcars/animalsclean.Youcanalsomakearinsingtubwithahigherwaterlevelthattheycanrelaxinaftertheirscrub.Ifyoudecidetouseshavingcream,youonlyneedarinsingtub.Kidslovesquirtingtheshavingcreamandorwaterandscrubbingthebubbles.Givethematoweltodryofftheirtoys.

  • Supplies: Bathtoys Swimsuit(optional)

    Letyourchild/childrenplayinthebathtub(fullyclothedorinbathingsuits)withoutthewater.Letthemplaywiththeirspecialbathtoysandpretendtoswimorbathe.

    Supplies: Wirebakingrack(coolingrackorborrowtheovenrack) Pipecleaners

    Weavethepipecleanerinandoutofthelinesontherack.

  • Supplies: Largebagofdrybeans,rice,etc Smalltreasures(pennies,smalltoys,etc) Largecontainerwithhighsides Spoons,measuringcups,smallbowls,etc

    Pourbeans/riceintocontainerandhidethesmalltreasuresunderthesurface.Haveyourchilddigherfingersthroughthericetofindthetreasures.Encouragehertofeelthericebetweenherfingers,digintoit,clenchherfistaroundit,watchitfalloffherfingers,etc,exploringthesensoryexperi-ence.Whensheisdoneexploringit,haveherpracticefillingandpouringthericeintoandoutofothersmallcontainers.

    Supplies: Blankets,sheets Imagination Makeablanketfortbydrapingsheetsovertablesand

    chairbacks,orfromthebedtothedresser.Ifyouvedonethisbefore,tryadifferentroomtomakeitmoreexciting.

    GoCamping!Getoutthesleepingbagsandsnuggleunderyourfort(orevenrealtent)whileyouwatchamovie,tellstorieswithaflashlightafterdinner,makesmoresforasnack(grahamcrackers,chocolateandmarshmallowsheatedinmicrowaveforafewseconds)Haveapicnicpackuptheirlunchorsnackasifyouwerehavingapicnic,andputitinabasketorbackpack,spreadoutablanketandenjoy!

  • Supplies: Oldsocksthathavelosttheirmate Fabricglue Accentslike-googlyeyes,markers,yarn,pipecleaners,

    fabricscraps,etc.

    Gluefaces,hair,spots,etc.ontoyourmismatchedsocks.Usestripedsockstomakezebras,orcutthefootoffapat-ternedsockandputaplainsockthroughittomakethepatternedsockintoashirtforyourpuppet.

    Pom Na Tu Ri (Korean Transliteration)NarinarikaenariIpbehttatamulkoyoPyongahrittehchongchongchongPomnaturikamnita.

    Springtime OutingLily,lily,goldenbell,Pluckit,putitinyourbill.unchofchickies,hop,hop,hop!Springtimeouting,offtheygo!

    Hearthissongaswellasotherchildrenssongsfromaroundtheworldat:http://www.mamalisa.com

  • Supplies: Afavoritestorythathasonlyafewcharacters Dressupclothes,puppets,orstuffedanimals(optional)

    Afterreadingastory,tryactingitouttogetheryoucandressuptoplaythecharacters,orusepuppets/stuffedanimalstoplaytheparts.Useyourimaginationincasting--Forexample,inthethreelittlepigswhohasthreedifferentpigtoys?re-enactthestoryusingstuffedkitty,bunny,andteddyasthepigs,Barbieasthemother,buildhousesfromblocks,legos,cardboardboxes,orblankets,andhavebadguyactionfigurebethewolf.Mydaughterplayedthepartofallthepigs,andmysonlovedplayingthebigbadwolf.SometimesBuzzLightyearevenflewintolendahandtothepigs.

    Anotheroptionistoreadastoryandencourageyourchilddrawpicturesfromthestory.Staplethemtogethertomakeyourownpersonalversionofthefavoritebook.

  • Supplies: Toiletpaperorpapertowelrolls Crayonsormarkers Scissorsorholepunch Music(optional) Differentcolorsofthinwrap-

    pingribbonorstring

    Usescissorstopoke4-6holesinoneendofeachpaperroll(youshouldmakeonetoo!).Cutvariouslengthsofstring2-4ftlongandtiethemthroughtheholes.Decoratetheremainingrollwithstickers,markers,tissuepaper,etc.Encourageyourchildtorunordanceholdingtherollsothatthestringsflowbehind.Itsamazinghowlongtheycanruninacirclewatchingthestringsgracefullydanceintheair.Youcanpretendtobeinaparade,putonshowsforeachother,orjustdancearoundtogetheritsmorefunwithatleast2people.

    Supplies: Paper Crayon Digitalcamera

    Drawlettersonapaperandhaveyourchildmaketheseshapeswithhisarmsorbody.(C,D,I,J,L,O,P,S,U,&Vworkwith1person,2peoplecancreateA,T,X,Y).Takepicturesofyoureffortssoyourchildcansee.

  • Supplies: Colander Pipecleaners

    Haveyourkidsstickthepipecleanersthroughtheholesinanupsidedowncolander.Viola!Porcupine!Oncewedplayedwiththat,weturneditoverandstucktheendsbackthroughotherholesandmadeazanyhattoweartherestoftheday.

  • Supplies: Flashlight Pushpin/safetypin/thumbtack(somethingtopokesmall

    holes) Thincardboard/oldcards/oldcerealboxes/dixiecups Adarkroom marker

    Ifusingcardboard,cutintosmallsquares(about4).Usemarkerstodrawsmalldesigns(about2)oncardboardsquaresoronbottomofcups.Dependingonyourchildsabilities,childoradultcanusethepushpintopokeholesalongthelinesinthedesigns.Putthecardboardsquareovertheflashlight(orshinetheflashlightintotheopencup)andshineyourconstellationonthewallorceilingofadarkroom.Olderkidsmayenjoylearningaboutrealconstella-tionsandmakingtheirown.

  • Supplies: Yarnorribbon Astraw Bread(staleisbest) Cookiecutters Peanutbutterorshortening(optional) Birdseedorsunflowerseeds(optional)

    Ifyourbreadisnotyetstale,toastitandletitsitforanhour.Cutthestalebreadintofunshapesusingthecookiecutters.Useastrawtopokeaholeinthetopoftheshape.Stringtheyarnthroughtheholeandtietheendstogethertomakealoop.Ifdesired,spreadsomeshorteningorpeanutbutterontoshapeandsprinklewithseeds.Letitdryandhangfromatreebranchorvisibleplaceoutsideyourwindowwhentherainstops.Youcanalsostringpretzelsorotheritemsforyourbirdfriendstoenjoyorcoatapineconewithshorteningandseedsforthesameeffect.

  • Bakingisagreatactivitytopracticefinemotorskills,fillingandspillingcarefully,andtakingturns.Wealsoliketoguesswhatcolorthebat-terwillchangeintoateachaddition.Findafavoriterecipeorboxedmixthatyourfamilywillenjoy.

    1(9x5x3inch)loafpan 1cupsugar cupstickbutterormargarine(softened) 2eggs 3-4veryripebananas cupbuttermilk* 1tspvanilla 2cupsflour 1tspbakingsoda 1tspsalt 1cupchoppednutsorchocolatechips(ifdesired) 1Tbspsugar

    1. Greasepan2. Mashbananaswithaforkinalargebowl3. Add1cupsugarandmargarineandmix4. Stirineggsandmixwell5. Addbuttermilkandvanillaandbeatuntilsmooth6. Stirinflour,bakingsoda,andsaltjustuntilmoistened7. Stirinthenutsorchocolatechipsifdesired8. Pourintopan9. Sprinklethetopwithsugar10.Bakeat350degreesfor1hourand15minutesoruntila

    knifeinsertedintocentercomesoutclean.11.Coolfor5minutesinpanthenloosensideswithknife12.Removefrompanandletcoolbeforestoring

    *(weneverhavebuttermilk,sojustuseTbsplemonjuiceplusenoughmilktomakecup,letitsitforafewminutes)

  • Makesomeplaydoughtogetherandthencutoutshapeswithcookiecutters,ormoldintofunshapeslikecupcakesoranimals.Youcanevenaddbuttonsorsequinsorstickerstoyourfinishedsculp-tures!Dontforgettoaddcolor!Divideyourplaydoughintosectionsandkneadinfoodcoloring(liquidorpaste).

    Supplies: 2cupsflour 1/2cupregularMortonsalt 4tspCreamofTarter 1/2cupSalt 2tbspVegetableOil 2cupsboilingwater FoodColoring(actualcoloringorakool-aidpacket) Sparkles(Ifyouwanttobemorefun!) LargepotandWoodenSpoon

    Inalargepot,combineallthedryingredients.Mixwell.Addtheoilandwater.Stiruntilthemixtureisfirmandhardtostir.Becarefulnottoovercook.Dumpoutofpotontoalightlyflouredsurface.Whencool,kneaduntildoughissmoothandpliable.Storeinanair-tightcontainer.Refrigerate.Thiscanlastupto3monthsifstoredwell

    Supplies: Newspaper(thatyouvealreadyread)

    Haveyourchildcrumpleupthenewspaperintoballsuntilyoueachhaveanicepile.Commencesnowballfight!!!Dontforgettorecycleyoursnowballswhenyourefinished.

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    Mothers Club

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    Interested in meeting other moms in San Bruno?Checkoutourwebsite!

    Supplies: Blanketortowel Smoothfloor Stuffedanimals

    Layablanketoutflatandhaveyourchildsitcross-leggedinthecenteroftheblanket.Takeyourchildforaridebypull-ingoneedgeoftheblanket.Youcanpretendyoureflyingovergrandpashouseortheparkwhatwouldyousee?Whenyougettiredofpulling,haveyourchildgivetheirdollsandanimalsrides.