My tot is 26.5 months old.
Letter Jj was on the menu this week. I went with the Ocean theme on her vocabulary cards and we had a lot of fun.
Monday was Thanksgiving so we didn’t do any totschool but did have a fun time with family and friends. We did get to go to the park and enjoy the wonderful weekend weather – felt like summer in the middle of October!
I decided to try something new this week and made some little “tot tray” sort of ideas by placing learning toys/games in flat bins from one of the kids old IKEA shelves.
We also made her Jj is for Jellyfish sticker cards and explored her letter basket.
We finished off the morning by adding her Jj magnets to the fridge and singing the alphabet up to that point while pointing at the letters. Monkey girl will pull the chair up to the fridge quite often during the week and sing her ABC’s. She’s really taken a big interest in this activity recently.
On Wednesday we didn’t have anything planned for the morning so did LOT’S of learning activities. Monkey girl loves this stuff! We have moved to her green table and playroom for most of the activities and are finding it quite easy to change between activities unlike previous weeks where we would be in the high chair simply colouring for ages and ages every day.
Next we moved onto making an ocean scene with some old “Rainbow Fish” stickers that used to belong to Mr. Hockey. I glued two pieces of construction paper together and drew some green seaweed on the ground and let Monkey Girl go to town. As the “Sticker Queen” she had a ball!
Next we used her letter Jj printables from 1+1+1=1. She coloured Jj pictures, traced the ltter Jj and then found crescents on a Jellyfish.
On Thursday, we played with one of her trays that I had filled with playdough and ocean cookie cutters.
We had more fun with dry erase markers and totschool printables. She coloured a jellyfish and traced lines. (Or more like coloured them this time)
After we finished colouring the jellyfish, I cut them out and “hid” them in the ocean. (A sensory bin I made with blue coloured macaroni, a piece of coral, fish toys, a shark, a duck and a couple of measuring cups.) Monkey girl’s job was to find the specific coloured jellyfish that Mr. Shark wanted to eat for lunch before he did. She LOVED this game and we have played it a few times since.
We also had fun outside. We have quite a collection of pumpkins – My uncle brought us some from his garden when they came for Thanksgiving. However, Hubbers had already bought some from Mr. Hockey’s hockey fundraiser. Monkey Girl quite loves to sit on them and roll them around. She also has begun to use the big girl swing some of the time and is quite proud of herself.
We came inside and made a Jj is for Jellyfish painting. I used crayons to draw from small j’s all over the paper and some seaweed on the bottom. I then had Monkey girl scribble on the tops of the j’s to turn them into jellyfish. I then gave her some water colour paints and she went to town painting the ocean. It turned out pretty cute.
And there you have it… our busy ocean week with the letter Jj!
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