November 20, 2011

Tot School - 11.20.11

-Red is currently 17.5 months old-
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Theme: Thanksgiving

We have had fun getting ready for Thanksgiving! Here are the shelves:


Top left cubby - pegboard and stacking pegs
Top right cubby - puzzle and stacking cups


Middle left cubby - counting bears - he did a great job sorting by color.


Middle right cubby - threading pasta noodles onto pipe cleaner


Bottom left cubby - ABC beanbags - we used these more for color practice than ABC's.


Bottom right cubby - matching objects to photos - this is the first time we've tried this, and he did really well!


I also put out his "People Who Love Me" book full of family photos. Thanksgiving is a great time to talk about families. He loved looking through all the pictures and naming people.



Books


Red really liked the books: Thank You Thanksgiving, Thanks for Thanksgiving, and Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George. We read them many times!

Sensory

We made homemade Gak this week. It was a little too slimy for Red's taste.

Food

We also made Thanksgiving sugar cookies. I use the term 'made' very loosely, because they were the cut and bake kind. But Red enjoyed cutting them out and decorating them. Surprisingly, he never ate any of the dough. I think he thought it was play-doh...





Art

We made a coffee filter turkey this week and colored a teepee coloring sheet (great application for triangles).


We also plan on doing some more Thanksgiving crafts in the coming week, including a turkey ball and a feather headdress.

Fun

We made our own teepee to play inside. Red loved sitting in it!


Linking up to 1+1+1=1's tot school and Living Life Intentionally.

1 comment:

  1. My kids love their who loves me books!! Looks like you had a great week - and your teepee looks like so much fun =-) I think you made sugar cookies - the point is you are doing something fun & different, you don't have to be a gourmet cook - I bet your kiddo thought they were great!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF!
    Beth =-)

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