This week we are focusing on the letter "E". So with Halloween coming up I thought it would be fun to do a eye theme. We started out by talking about everyone's eye color. I took some close up photos of Alex's gorgeous eyes so he could look at them closely.
I couldn't find any eye themed printables so I created my own. I made a tracing page get the eye to the glasses and practicing writing E's, I drew a giant eye that Alex wanted to color with Do A Dots, and we practiced counting googly eyes.
Little Learners Lounge's Math Monsters.
But Alex's absolute favorite thing we did was an "Eyeball" sensory bin. I saw this on I Can Teach My Child and I knew we had to try it. To make this I used water beads and googly eyes. I found hydrated ones at the Dollar Tree about a month ago and have been saving them. You can buy them hydrated or dehydrated. Water beads are water absorbent polymers that are non-toxic and biodegradable, they come in a variety of colors and are usually used for floral arrangements. You just want to make sure little ones don't put them in their mouths.
For dessert I made Alex some eyeball cookies. Yum!
They are a half of a Golden Oreo, a blue M&M and some red food coloring for the veins. The idea was from Craftberry Bush.
The Eye books we read: