|Posted by sunshine-dayhome on March 26, 2015 at 2:15 PM|
I am writing a day early today, because tomorrow we will hopefully be too busy watching baby chicks hatch! They have been incubating for 3 weeks, and their arrival is due any day now. I think two might have pipped already! I wanted to share those pictures next week, and so this week, a little early, I will show you the Easter items I have offered the children to play with.
I love making environmental enhancements that double as play things. These bunnies were sewed last year, and two 5-year-old boys helped sew the carrots! They were so engaged in their work. It is great watch the new children here playing with these gems.
To go along with the chicks and eggs that are hatching, I set out wooden eggs and a stuffed broody hen. Nixon loves tossing it around, and Kai snugged all of the eggs around her to look like she's roosting. Hopefully this helps the young ones make the conection between what's going on in the incubator, and what happens in real life on a farm!
These hand-felted eggs were a lot of fun to make last year, with some tiny chicks to go with them. They have sparkling bead eyes, but can't quite sit up on their own as I was trying to make my own pattern. To end off, here are my three bunny babes; Kaliana, Kai, and Saxon, sporting ears on each of their first Easters. Happy Easter (and hopefully happy hatching!)