Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tot School Week of Feb 8th

                                           E is 24 Months Old
We, like many of you other Tot School mom’s, focused our lessons on Valentine’s Day.   My favorite activity from this week { E’s too I think} was one I found on the internet.  Some other creative mom came up with this, and in my searching I have forgotten where I found it.  I took a silicone heart shaped muffin pan I found at Target and put tempra paint in the bottom of each heart.  I filled the rest of each heart with water and stirred the mixture together with a toothpick.  Freeze the muffin pan with your paint hearts (I used a cookie sheet to stabilize mine) and, ta-da-you have heart shape ice paint. 
I gave E a pink sheet of construction paper and let her go at it. As the hearts melt they leave behind a stream of color like so….                                                                                                                                                          126_0147
E’s end product looked like this:
We also had a tea party this week.  E loves tea parties, and I let her use her little cups and dishes and pour the tea for us.  It helps her with motor skills and she loves to do it.  We also talked about virtues, and about being a servant.  She “served” Mr. Lion and we practiced using a napkin and saying “please” and “thank you”.  She LOVED it.
We used this sorting activity to work on colors this week  too.  E knows her colors, but she isn’t 100% on verbalizing the names.  She points to the right color when cued, but she doesn’t always name them right when asked.  We worked on saying color names and sorting them together.  These are pipe cleaners I cut up and some dip cups I had in the cabinet.  She likes the game.  Again, I don’t remember where I found it, but its another mom’s idea.  :)
As a side note, E did not like pants this week.  She kept taking them off.  :)  Well, one step closer to potty training.  We made Valentines too, but alas, I forgot to get pics of the finished product.  Oh, well!
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