A Big THANKS to our friends at the Montessori Children’s Academy for having Momee Friends share an interactive reading of In My Heart : A Book of Feelings.
Sometimes my heart feels like a big yellow star, shiny and bright.
I smile from ear to ear and twirl around so fast,
I feel as if I could take off into the sky.
This is when my heart is happy.
“Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness . . . our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside.” Read more —> here
Our craft that the children took home was a paper plate bird feeder. This was a great sensory activity that all the children enjoyed making.
Make a bird feeder using a paper plate:
ribbon or twine
shortening (you can also use peanut butter or honey)
cereal (Cheerios or Fruit Loops)
Cut 2 pieces of ribbon about a foot and half long
Punch 4 holes evenly apart in a sturdy paper plate
Thread the ribbon through the holes from the bottom of the plate up through the top and criss-cross them for added support.
Using a popsicle stick or spoon, add some shortening and then cover with birdseed. The shortening will keep the birdseed from spilling from the plate. You can also use peanut butter or honey, which will also attract birds.
String up some cereal onto each ribbon, and then bring all 4 ends together and tie a secure knot.
Older kids will have a great time finding new ways to reuse and re-purpose other household items as bird feeders.