Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tot School: MORE Ocean Animals

Tot School
E is 27 months old

I kept things easy on myself this week and repeated our ocean animals activities from last week.  E has been loving the seashells, and has gotten much better at using the tongs with them.  Heck, I even have trouble with a few of the shells, so she's doing great!
lacing beads
 matching ocean animals to picture cards
 alphabet matching
seashell sorting (and pouring)
scissors practice
memory game
  stacking blocks
A friend dropped off a new puzzle for E as a late birthday present.  It's one of those fishing puzzles - we didn't have any of the magnet puzzles, and E thought it was pretty cool.  It's kind of difficult to figure out where the pieces go, because there are no images underneath.  So I painted dots in the colors of the different fish to help her figure out where things go.  She's getting pretty good with it!

We made pancakes one morning for breakfast, and it was E's job to mix the batter.  She thought it was pretty neat that she was eating the pancakes SHE made!

We did a LOT of art this week!  We painted a nature catcher (idea from Welcome to Our Wonderland):

We did a sparkly fish art project to go with the story Rainbow Fish:

We made letter K for Kites with a friend:

And we went to a playdate where we read the story It Looked Like Spilt Milk and made neat cloud/spilt milk pictures:

We also planted our vegetable garden this week.  Whew!  We've been busy!!!  Be sure to check out Carissa's site to see what more tots are up to!


Giggly Girls said...

Such fun!!! And how cute is she making pancakes?! I bet they were extra yummy.

kewkew said...

What a great week! Found your blog through the Tot School. You have some great crafts here. Love seeing little ones doing Montessori activities.

melaniet42 said...

You have been busy! Thanks for linking to the nature catcher post - what a cool idea. I really like the spilled milk book with the art project!!

Dawn said...

Wow, you did a lot of fun stuff this week! I like how you painted the dots on the magnetic puzzle. I know that would be a big help to my little guy, too, so thanks for the idea!

Musical Mama said...

Giggly Girls - they are my favorite soaked pancakes from Heavenly Homemakers! :)

kewkew - so nice that you stopped by!!

melaniet42 - I'll be posting about the spilled milk project on Thursday for stART.

Dawn - the dots helped immensely! She can do the puzzle with no problems, now. :)