Ladybug Leprechauns!

 

 

Hello lads and lassies! We had a funtastic week complete with some interesting egg choices and a lucky leprechaun lurking! Much like the infamous SpOoKy LaDyBuG, the Ladybug Leprechaun did not disappoint when it came to tricks, riddles, and overall classroom mayhem! Maybe the Spooky Ladybug is finally off the hook now that we have a new classroom phenomenon! 

 

 

 

 

 

Our book selection this week was none other than "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss. Though extra silly, this book has a wonderful message about finally letting our guards down and trying something new. You never know- you might love it! We brought in some real spatulas and sorted letters onto corresponding plates with this new and exciting tool. This brought about some dramatic play and even got our friends to (pretend) taste the green eggs and ham! 

We now have a true understanding regarding the meaning behind our circle time song "March roars in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb." We witnessed firsthand just how fierce March can be in the first few weeks with wind, rain, and school-cancelling snow! This prompted our adorable craft that doubled as a mask, hear us roar!

We were a lucky bunch this week being that we were the target of a mischievous green presence. No, we weren't being haunted, in fact we were hunting! The ladybug leprechaun made it's debut by fooling us all day long. We can't complain though, this only made us more eager and determined to find and catch our ladybug leprechaun! Watch the week unfold with some practical jokes!

                                                       It all started with a noise! 

                                                       It all started with a noise! 

                                       He even put sprinkles in our lunchboxes!

                                       He even put sprinkles in our lunchboxes!

                                As if we need more obstructions to get into our cubbies!

                                As if we need more obstructions to get into our cubbies!

                                                        We were not expecting this! 

                                                        We were not expecting this! 

                                           Time to tell the tale of the "Ladybug Leprechaun"

                                           Time to tell the tale of the "Ladybug Leprechaun"

                                We don't know what to think about our green water....

                                We don't know what to think about our green water....

All this trickery prompted us to try and get our hands on this sneaky yet clever creature. We engineered some colorful rainbow traps with magnet tiles and used gold coins as a lure. I love how creative and technical our preschoolers were, they were truly onto outsmarting our cunning new friend with trap doors, narrow pathways, and maze-like architecture! 

Have a peek at some of our other magical and and legendary happenings! 

                                                              Puzzle solving!

                                                              Puzzle solving!

                                                    Shamrock dropper art!

                                                    Shamrock dropper art!

                                                    No fooling us this time around....

                                                    No fooling us this time around....

                                       The search is on for the missing leprechaun hat!

                                       The search is on for the missing leprechaun hat!

                                                                                                                                     Keep your eyes on the gold! 

                                                                                                                                     Keep your eyes on the gold! 

We completed our week of green with our green thumb, Farmer Fred. And boy did he deliver - a bundle of bright green succulents! We made our own personalized terrarium, who else can say they have done this by the age of 3? I told you, the luck never ends! 

                            First we put our nose to the test with some smelly plants

                            First we put our nose to the test with some smelly plants

                                                                      Post sniff!

                                                                      Post sniff!

                                                  There's enough to go around!

                                                  There's enough to go around!

I think we can all agree that Play-Doh will forever be a craze that transcends age or skill level. It is even more meaningful to us when we can make it ourselves. Lo and behold- "Leprechaun Doh"

                                                  Don't forget the glitter!

                                                  Don't forget the glitter!

                                                                 Endless fun!

                                                                 Endless fun!

Everything comes full shamrock- I mean circle. On St. Patrick's Day, we cracked up some green eggs (sans ham) just like Sam-I-Am! I loved watching the ladybugs eyeball the concoction with doubt, disbelief, and for some a hearty appetite! It's so funny how color can effect our palette, but it definitely makes eating all the more interesting! 

Disclaimer: Most ladybugs loved it! Even my pickiest of eaters asked for seconds. Have a great green weekend and don't forget to try something new! 

-Erica