January: Winter, Emotions, Literacy, and Shapes

We have A LOT of fun curriculum planned for January! We will continue celebrating Winter with our other learning focus being: Emotions, Literacy, and Shapes!

One of the fun days we have planned is on Tuesday, January 5th.

We are doing a Hot Cocoa craft that day- students will get creative and decorate their hot cocoa mugs to their liking.

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We will also be having a special treat while reading the book “The Sweet Story of Hot Chocolate” By Stephen Krensky. Our little snack is hot cocoa with an adorable snowman. 

Here is the recipe! Marshmallow Snowman Hot Chocolate – Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Marshmallow Snowman 

  • 3 regular-sized marshmallows
  • chocolate cookie icing
  • pretzel sticks
  • candy corn


Squeeze on eyes and a mouth to one marshmallow using your chocolate icing. Cut a slit in the middle and press in a candy corn for the nose. Cut another slit in the backside and press the marshmallow on the edge of your mug. Add 2 dots of icing to another marshmallow and press 2 pretzel sticks in the sides. Add another dot of icing on your last marshmallow and press in 2 pretzel sticks to the bottom. Place them in your mug and watch your snowman relax in his hot cocoa bath.

Another fun science project we have this month is the:



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  •  Full Fat Milk
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Snowman Cookie Cutter (Snowflakes work too!)


This magic milk science project gets its burst of color from chemistry…

The chemistry between the dish soap and the fat in the milk is what makes the magic happen. While some of the dish soap’s properties dissolve in the water, the other properties search out the fat of the milk.

The kids will probably want to try this fun experiment over and over again!

We wanted to share this curriculum with you, so you can engage in conversation with your youngsters. Reading through your child’s curriculum is an excellent way to engage with them about their preschool day. So often, when we ask children, “What did you do at school today?” they’ll give simple answers. “I played with cars!” or “I drew a picture.” When you read the curriculum, you can engage your child and help improve their communication skills. “I see you did a Magic Milk Science Experiment today, how did that go?” You’ll be surprised how enthusiastic most students will become if you can jog their memory!

For complete curriculum, check your email for our January Newsletter!