Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Ants Go Marching

We had friends over today and they brought an easy Christmas craft.
 Each kid got to choose a jingle bell and then cut strands of ribbon.  They slid the ribbon through the top of the bell and tied one of the ribbons into a loop so they can hang the bells on the Christmas tree.  Great hand-eye coordination activity for Beck and his friend and the little kids loved shaking the jingle bells to make them ring!
 

On a completely different note, we got to learn about ant farms for today's Teaching Your Children Joy activity.  Being winter here, ants are hard to come by, but I found these two great links to live ant farm webcams.

The first is more small-child or squeamish-mom friendly, but if you have boys (or bug-loving girls) I'll bet they love the second one.  Check them out...
Click here for: Steve's Ant Farm
Updated on Camscape: 2 hours ago
Lots of great ant information and ant farms for sale

Ant
 London's Natural History Museum AntCam
(This one has trouble loading with Google Chrome but works great with Internet Explorer)

2 comments:

  1. Kids do love bells don't they? Great activity, thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

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  2. found you VIA Lots of Lovin' blog hop
    check me out at http://krystylco.blogspot.com/ if you get a chance, I'd LOVE another follower <3
    PS. we're having a blog hop this weekend

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