Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sundays in my City: The Boy Can Count to 100!

This is actually 90 pieces, I had already filled a cup cake holder with 10 pieces.

Today we concentrated on the number 100.  It was inspired by a class project to celebrate the 100th day of school this Tuesday.  And I wanted to do something a little creative (and cheap).   

Since the beginning of the school year, we've gone through lots of crayons.  (Seriously, there are crayons everywhere in our apartment.) And we had a 100 pieces of broken crayons.  So last night The Boy and I peeled off the paper (though he's done a good job of doing that himself over the last few months).

Now a while back someone told me she did this with her kids and suggested I try it with The Boy.  And I kind of laughed.  Because (a) I'm not artsy craftsy and (b) I don't really bake.  (Yes, I realize, this doesn't really count as baking.)  Anyway - I've seen lots of other bloggy moms do it.  So...I figured why not.    

And it was pretty cool!  Wanna know how I did it?  Well, I went to a bunch of different blog mom sites and it's all the same.  But since the Unknown Mami is one of my favorite mommy blog writers - go HERE to see how she did it. I didn't have the cool tray she has and when I pulled them out of the oven, I swirled the liquidy crayon mixture around with a takeout chopstick.  (Some sites, suggested toothpicks - I just don't keep toothpicks around.  So I improvised).   

I'm not sure if this is the kind of project The Boy's teacher had in mind.  So I'm sending in a backup project...just in case.  Check out the video below.  Today I heard The Boy count to 100!  Something I wasn't sure he could do.  (Don't worry - I started recording 80.)  But he was so proud when he finished and that smile is priceless!  (After he colored the numbered squares, he cut them out and glued them on another sheet of paper.)   

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