Yellow Ball is a simple yet delightful book. My little guy enjoyed it so much. The simplicity of the words seemed to almost enhance the artwork.
Once again, we enjoyed using the printables at Homeschool Share.
And he loved this Do-A-Dot “y” from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
I’m also incorporating some informal letter play into our BFIAR learning times, and I love this tactile alphabet from Plan Toys.
Inspired by Michelle (of course!), we made yellow ball prints, by dipping a foam yellow ball into paint. At first, he didn’t really want to dip his new ball in the paint, but I assured him that it would wash out just fine!
I love this puzzle, and it seemed to go with the sea theme, but it’s really way too easy for him now! It was perfect when he was a baby.
Several days into the story, he was so thrilled when I brought out this brand new yellow ball! He and his siblings had a fun time playing with it in hallway. And everywhere else, too.
For a fun food project, we made lemonade. I wanted something simple that he could do himself, and he really thought this was special.
I love his little hands squeezing the lemons! We made enough for everyone to have some, and he was so proud of it!
And at the end of our study, we finished with bright yellow punch balls!
August Playdough and Sensory Bin
I used my favorite playdough recipe to make some bright yellow playdough. I also threw in a circle cutter (for a ball shape, so he could make yellow balls), and a “y” cookie cutter, for “yellow,” and also a fish.
While we were cleaning out the garage, I found some sand, and I knew it would be perfect for a sensory bin. I just dumped it in the bin and added a shovel and some shells that were given to us. Adding some containers to pour the sand into makes it a lot of pouring and measuring fun!
This sensory bin also ties in perfectly with our current BFIAR book, Kittens for Keeps (a substitute for Jenny’s Surprise Summer, which is out of print and harder to come by).