My tot is 27.5 months old.
Monkey Girl and I had a blast with leaves this week. There are SO many on the ground right now that everywhere we went, she stomped on them and tossed them into the air.
We started off Monday morning with printables from 1+1+1=1. We used dot markers and dry erase markers.
We later played with her letter basket and explored the letter Ll. She is saying “GRRRRRR” for the lion in the picture below. After the letter basket, we did her sticker cards and added the letter Ll to our fridge magnets.
On Tuesday, we enjoyed a trip to the park to slide, swing and jump in the leaves.
Monkey Girl played with shelf toys and trays – She enjoyed the animals I had put out with Heroscape tiles. She also played with a magnetic number book and tongs with little eraser trees.
On Wednesday, we went for a walk to look at different types of leaves and enjoy the fall weather.
At Play At Home Moms, I found this great idea! Basically, I filled some balloons with water, some with air and some with coloured water. She loved laying on them, squishing them and throwing them around. In the end, we popped the ones filled with colour. You should have seen her eyes – they were HUGE. The bigger kids couldn’t wait to jump in the tub when they got home from school. I used black balloons to put their colours in and they got to be surprised by the flood of colour when they stabbed them!
Hubbers caught a photo of us using Monkey Girl’s printables to do sequencing later that afternoon. She also used her dry erase markers to trace the letter Ll.
Monkey Girl started out Thursday morning with asking to do stickers, so I pulled out some fall ones and let her go to town. We also did some reading.
For one of Monkey Girl’s tot-trays, I had cut up the leaf puzzle, shadow matching and number cards. I also cut up little leaves to use as counters and placed the number from one to nine in a segmented sheet protector for us to count. A month ago, the shadow matching gave her a very hard time, this time? It was easy as pie! It is so nice to watch her develop new skills!
After using the trays, she worked on her printables some more. She particularly liked the vocabulary sheet this week and it gave me a nice opportunity to introduce some new vocabulary to her like desert and full moon (rather than just moon).
Half way through our time with the printables, a package with Monkey Girl’s new winter gear was delivered. She wanted to try it on right away (we still need boots). She didn’t keep it on long and jumped right back into her printables once they were taken off. We do love those 1+1+1=1 totschool printables around here!
We did a leaf printing craft on Friday. Monkey Girl painted some leaves that we had collected with fall colours that matched the original colour of the leaf and stamped them onto a piece of paper.
As a nice side project, she glued the painted leaves onto the piece of paper I had placed under the leaves to keep the table clean while she painted them. I actually liked this finished piece more than the original but both are nice additions to out wall of art.
After we do a painting project, I always let her have some free-style painting time. She is much more into me drawing pictures of cats for her to paint. Once finished the cat painting, we moved on to painting a picture of Ll is for Leah.
Ll printables came next – more vocabulary colouring and line tracing. You can’t see because he lines are so light, but she had very neatly circled all the Ll’s after tracing the lines. I was impressed!
Monkey Girl’s last tot-school activity for the week was glueing shapes. I usually give her a glue stick, or pour glue in a cup for her to spread with a Popsicle stick but she wanted to try the glue bottle and did a great job. She also did well with saying the names of the shapes too!
There you have it, the letter Ll! To see what others are up to, click the tot-school button at the top of my post. Have a good week!