Weaving up a little sunshine and a blog hop

The sun has been peeking out out just a bit and since we have been exploring the weather all week, we tried a little sunshine weaving…

For the younger children, I precut some sunshine shapes out of chip board – a light weight but sturdy cardboard. The cardboard was donated to me and it is perfect for so many different kinds of activities…

Miss Abby and I poked holes in the center of each sunshine and tied a length of yellow yarn through the hole to get the children started on their weaving…

The children started with yellow yarn and then we added a length of orange yarn to give our sunshines a little more color…

The children were invited to add as much yellow and orange yarn as they would like. The children wrapped the yarn all around the sunshines…

It is hard to know how much yarn to start off with – so we just kept adding lengths of yarn as we went along so it didn’t get tangled up. The children did a terrific job at managing the weaving process and adding more yarn….

Each child added his or her own name to the sunshines at some point during the process so they could take them home at the end of the day…

I am hoping that a little sunshine weaving with bring some more sunshine here to stay!

Lots of Weather Watchers joining in today!

Each of the following bloggers are joining it today’s weather blog hop! Be sure to see the linky below and visit as many of my fellow weather watchers as you can!

NurtureStore :: The Golden Gleam :: Rainy Day Mum :: Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Putti Prapancha :: Sun Hats & Wellie Boots :: Montessori Tidbits :: Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Reading Confetti :: Dilly-Dali Art :: Growing A Jeweled Rose :: The Iowa Farmer’s Wife

AngeliqueFelix.com :: Kindergarten Basics :: Mommy With A Selective Memory

Glittering Muffins :: Creative Family Fun :: Living Montessori Now :: Toddler Approved

Living at the Whitehead’s Zoo :: Sense of Wonder :: Make, Do & Friend :: Creative Connections for Kids

The Educators’ Spin On It :: RainbowsWithinReach :: A Mom With A Lesson Plan :: Creativity my Passion

Mama Smiles :: Teach Preschool :: JDaniel4’s Mom :: The Outlaw Mom Blog :: Mama Mia’s Heart2Heart

Linky Up

Be sure to check out the Kid Blogger Linky below and you are invited to add a kid-friendly weather idea of your own too!

By |2012-03-06T06:00:44+00:00March 6th, 2012|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Esther March 6, 2012 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Love the idea of weaving sunshine!

  2. JoAnn Jordan March 6, 2012 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I can totally see this in one of my intergenerational music groups with the “time” for weaving limited by the length of the song “Weave Me Some Sunshine”.

  3. Alex March 6, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    And of course you must have sung “Weave Me the Sunshine” together?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVuX22LO2Hg

  4. Jill @ A Mom With A Lesson Plan March 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    So cute Deborah!

  5. Mrs. West March 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Oh want to do this with my class! We’ve recently read “Draw me a star” by Eric Carle. This would fit in nicely!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 7, 2012 at 8:03 am - Reply

      Would make a wonderful star! You could weave me a star:)

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