We had a very busy week. I have a 4y9m girl, 2y4m boy. I also care for a 3y3m boy and a 22m old boy during many of our “school” hours. Here is how we occupied some of that time this week.
Rainbow in a bag color mixing & sensory activity as described by The Artful Parent. We created orange, purple, green through color mixing last Friday (failed to snap pics) and on Monday we took the white base and I let them mix the yellow, red, and blue colors into the white base. This reinforced 4yo’s primary & secondary color understanding, promoted color identification with 2 y.o. and 3 y.o. and was a great sensory experience for everyone. But we weren’t done there because we used the great cornstarch/sugar substance for fingerpainting later in the week!
The 6 colors.
Mixing yellow coloring into white base.
Fingerpainting with the Rainbow bag mixture
An Earth Day Field Trip to the Childrens Museum.
Plasma cars on the "street".
Playing in the dirt & water on the erosion table.
A few activities that aren’t as adult-directed, too
Rice + animals in the sandtable
And activities for the 4y9m old that she initiates. I just follow her lead.
We have been doing kind of a “Sid the Science Kid” science curriculum because of her high level of interest/motivation. Read more in this post.
Other activities (no pics):
*Birthday party w/all 4 kids at a local park w/bubbles and playground play
*picking dandelions and collecting rocks in the backyard
*painting (projects that will be completed next week)
*painting on paper for fun and color identification practice
*lunch at the picnic table outside
*making cupcakes w/ 4y9m old ended up turning this activity into a counting sounds book.
Goals for next week:
*delve back into my Montessori background and create some activities
*finish transportation vehicles we started painting this week w/3y.o. and 4 y.o.
*make some form of a bell for music class assignment
*use charts with 4y.o. per her request
*Spanish body part words w/Potato heads w/4 y.o. per her desire to learn Spanish
*pull out some great books to try starting lapbooks for all ages
To return to 1+1=1 blog and view more Tot School activities from this week posted by others click here.