|This is a sifting exercise, where the child sifts the larger stones from the|
smaller ones and puts them in the glass bowl. In Lent we try to usenatural materials as much as possible.
|This water transfer exercise is now done with a medicine dropper. We|
incorporate the color of the Church year into our practical life
works so in this season of Lent we are using purple.
|This is a transferring work, where the child moves an item from one|
basket to the other using the whole hand. We have several types
on nuts in this work now, which the children like to explore.
This work is two sided - children who read can use the other side of the card
and clips to complete the work, and children can self correct by flipping
the wheel over for comparison.
|In Church in Lent, we use arrangements without flowers on the|
altar to acknowledge the more penitential and reflective aspects of
the season. During Lent in the atrium, parents bring greenery
purchased at the store, evergreens from their yards, pine cones,
or pussy willows for arranging into vases.
|This idea came from a great blog called Itty Bitty Love a few years ago. I cut|
up the pages of a calendar and covered them with contact paper. This is
a beautiful calendar with images of sheep and the words of Psalm 23 which
calls to mind the Good Shepherd works for the children.
|I also cut out and covered the tiny pictures from the back of the|
calendar and affixed a velcro dot to each one.
|The children match the small photo to the large one and attach it. When |
they are finished they return all the small pictures to the basket.
I have finally finished my Lenten preparations at home, and will share what my family is up to in my next post. Check back soon!