The theme of this week's Learning Basket is Watermelon.
We began Katherine's lesson plans for the Mother of God on August 1st. We light our candle that is decorated with the symbols of the Mother of God each evening and read a related Bible story by it's light. We are also using the three part cards Katherine created as matching cards. I have a few books ordered to read in addition to the above and this Thursday we celebrate Transfiguration which will have it's own story book, Bible Story and activities.
I really wanted to make watermelon scented play dough this week, but couldn't find any kool-aid that flavor. Instead, we'll make fruit punch scented dough and hope that it is just watermelon colored! We used this recipe before with great results, so here's hoping it'll work again!
I found a few stories that make mention of Watermelon... some short ones in the current issue of High Five, the letter "w" is for watermelon (and other things) in Lois Ehlert's Eating the Alphabet, and the Very Hungry Caterpillar munches through a slice in Eric Carle classic.
I'd really like to tear or cut up red and green construction paper to make a collage watermelon slice. Glueing and cutting are very big in our household right now!
We will be eating LOADS of watermelon this week and I am hoping to get up the courage to visit a local farm to ask if we can take a little tour of their watermelon vines. We don't know them, but I am hoping that they will say yes. What do you think?