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Peacocks and Cotton Candy

Published on April 27, 2009 under Uncategorized


We had fun today as we explored zoo animals a little more.  

The kids made a fabulous peacock . They are still drying so I have no pictures yet.   They used watercolors to paint a pattern on a paper plate. They are beautiful. We used a picture from an Eric Carle book as a model.  This was a little too teacher directed for me, but the kids enjoyed it.
My mom showed up this weekend with a gift for the preschool. She had bought us a cotton candy machine!  We couldnt wait , so we hooked that little pink machine up and made us some cotton candy.  Hey, they have cotton candy at the zoo sometime!  The kids loved it.   We talked about how sugar changes when it gets wet . We talked about what happens to sugar when it gets hot.  The kids LOVED it.  We used normal household sugar so it was white and the kids wanted to know why it wasnt pink .  I will have to work on this one.


  1. Jessica

    Good post Mrs. Debbie. Incorporate the good stuff and don’t get too carried away with the Regimen of Emelia. There’s nothing wrong with “guiding” little children, though it may not be ideal according to the peacock people. I love your art by the way. And Randy’s art, well, Randy was also in touch with his masculine side that night too. 🙂 Good stuff.

  2. Ms Debbie

    Ok, it is 11:00 and I SHOULD BE IN BED getting ready for our concert tomorrow morning in Harrison at 9 am BUT instead I am up and laughing my hiney off…… I had to think about it. 🙂 Nice Jessica. You both made me laugh…. thanks for being great parents!

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