Tot School Week of May4-8th

Tot School

Our activities for the past week.
Painting with nature! (Sticks, pine branches, pine cones, dandelions, etc.)

Painting with nature! (Sticks, pine branches, pine cones, dandelions, etc.)

 

 

Collage art

Collage art

Collage wheel

Collage wheel

Colored noodle stringing

Colored noodle stringing

We added googly eyes to one end and made "snakes". This particular snake was patterned blue-blue-red.

We added googly eyes to one end and made "snakes". This particular snake was patterned blue-blue-red.

Shelf activity set up for future independent use.

Shelf activity set up for future independent use.

 

Marble painting step 1: Shaving cream on a baking pan with a tempera rainbow.

Marble painting step 1: Shaving cream on a baking pan with a tempera rainbow.

 

step 2: using chopsticks to stir

step 2: using chopsticks to stir

 

Step 3: We set some paper on top of the mixture and gently applied pressure then removed. I scraped the shaving cream off the top of the paper and this is the image we got.

Step 3: We set some paper on top of the mixture and gently applied pressure then removed. I scraped the shaving cream off the top of the paper and this is the image we got.

 

Step 4: Kids used it for fingerpainting, too.  This is our friend on the right who visited us today.

Step 4: Kids used it for fingerpainting, too. This is our friend on the right who visited us today.

We put together a banging wall. I would like to add the Musical Rod and another metal tool at the bottom.

We put together a banging wall. I would like to add the Musical Rod and another metal tool at the bottom.

Here is the musical rod we made per directions at Chasing Cheerios and Family Fun.

Other fun less-directed activities.  I think  I might be the Queen of Plastic Toys and I’m not proud of it since we are trying to clear more plastic out of our house.  😛

A favorite: Rice table play w/animals, trucks & cups.  I need to change this one more time to a different sensory material and play items before it moves outside for warm weather sand/water play.

A favorite: Rice table play w/animals, trucks & cups. I need to change this one more time to a different sensory material and play items before it moves outside for warm weather sand/water play.

 

Counting bears free play & color ID w/2y4m & 3y3m

Counting bears free play & color ID w/2y4m & 3y3m

 

A couple of the kids love to load the dump truck and drive it around. This day it was animals from the farm.

A couple of the kids love to load the dump truck and drive it around. This day it was animals from the farm.

 

I changed the block shelf around and it saw more action this week!

I changed the block shelf around and it saw more action this week!

 

Puzzle time.

Puzzle time.

 

Color Forms for the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. They love to retell the stories.

Color Forms for the Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. They love to retell the stories.

And my 4y9m old completed some projects on her own, too.  You can see those here if that age interests you.

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2 Comments

  1. Michelle said,

    May 13, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Loved the shaving cream art… I keep meaning to do it with the kids but never find the time to get it all together… next week it is a must. They came out so gorgeous and it must have been fun for the kids to see it emerge. I am also sooooo jealous of the music maker wall outside… we have been wanting to make one for so long but we live in a development and I know one of our neighbors would HATE it. So for now we just make music inside 🙂 Love your blog… and love how happy your kids look!!!

  2. chasedbyblessings said,

    May 13, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Michelle, we live in a development but I have noticed that no one is home during the day. I have also realized that it doesn’t make as much noise as I expected. I think we can get away with. Maybe just for the summer anyway. You know how they ignore things that have been in one place too long. We can reconstruct it in a different way next spring or something.
    THanks for the positive comments! It keeps me from feeling lonely in the homeschool effort.


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