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Ponds, Ponds, Ponds - Mother Goose Time

This month we have been At the Pond with Mother Goose Time.  We have also taken a couple trips to the real pond, although the weather has been fighting us on that!

Little Guy has also gotten a chance to make a few ponds of his own.  He LOVES each time he gets to make another kind of pond, in a different way. 

The first pond he made was on Duck day.  We talked about where ducks live, and then he made a home for them.  I was supposed to get him nature supplies, but I didn't so it was a quick art project.  Also, I cut a terrible circle out of the cellophane.  Somehow I lost Little Guy's scissors, so I have been doing most of the cutting lately.

He glued the water in the pond, then used a round paintbrush/stamp and added lily pads (emergent water plants).  For the pièce de résistance he added a yellow pom-pom to be the duck.

On Floating Pond Plant day he made another pond.  This time I sent him outside to get grass to put in his pond.  Actually I told him he could get whatever he wanted to put in his pond, but apparently he just wanted grass.

When he was done collecting grass (actually when I was done freezing in the doorway watching him get grass) he used sand and pebbles the Mother Goose Time had provided us with to make a pond in a clear plastic deli container (also from Mother Goose Time).  He ripped up the grass into little pieces and stood them up like cattails.  After a very, very long time working at it, he finally was done and poured water into his pond.  Then we took it outside to see if any creatures would come visit.  So far just one bug, but he unfailingly checks every time we go outside.

The third pond he has made this month was on Fish day.  It was supposed to be a touch pond/sensory type thing, but we had a couple snags with that, so it became a mason jar pond.  He again went out and collected grass for his pond, then came inside and put the fish confetti, along with rocks leftover from his previous pond and grass into a zip bag.  This took him a long, long time.  We almost had a meltdown when I told him that he would have to finish it after nap, but I reminded him that if he threw a fit, he wouldn't get to finish it at all and he managed to maintain his composure.  After nap he finished up and we added some hair gel.  Unfortunately I didn't have enough gel, so it wasn't really working the way it was supposed to.  I added some water in hopes it would work better, but then I was terrified it would end up popping open.  So I transferred it to a mason jar, which he loves to shake up and watch like a snowglobe.
Seriously, this has been such a fun month of Mother Goose Time.  Little Guy has been getting so creative, and coordinated, making it extra fun.  The activities have been great, and all the book recommendations have entertained and/or educated my son.

I get Mother Goose Time free in exchange for sharing our experiences.  All opinions are my own.


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