My tot is 28.5 months old.
We, like other families, decided to go with a Christmas theme this week! Monkey Girl and Prince Charming really loved all our Christmas fun!
On Monday, we started with the calendar and talked about all the things we had planned.
We also decorated some Christmas cookies (and ate them) and coloured some Christmas stickers from the dollar store. We didn’t get to the majority of our activities because Prince Charming had a speech-language assessment.
For your info, the bin contains:
– Greenish blue died macaroni noodles
– Various Green coloured pompoms
– Red plastic star, bulb and sparkly bulb tree ornaments
– Strings of red beads
– Playmobile Girl, Boy, Santa, Snowman and Santa’s bag of toys
– Two Christmas tins
– Two measuring cups
– Two spoons
We used the ornaments from our sensory bin to play a size sorting game. I drew three Big ornaments on one piece of paper and three small ones on the other paper and had the kids toss the corresponding sized ornaments onto the sheets. Monkey Girl decided that was too hard and simply walked over and placed them on top of the drawn ornaments. Either way, they both did well with sorting Big and Little ornaments!
Prince Charming has visits with his biological parents on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 1 so Monkey Girl and I got some one on one time. We spent a lot of time playing with Christmas cookie cutters and playdough.
We finished off the morning with colouring Christmas lights and making a snowflake craft which I’ll be posting more about tomorrow! (Colouring sheet from 2 teaching mommies).
I set up the table for Prince Charming so that he could do the same activities when he came home. I think I’ll be doing this every Tuesday and Thursday as it worked out nicely since he comes back at naptime and needs quiet activities.
Next week – the same thing all over again, just with a bigger focus on the nativity.
To see what others were up to, click the totschool picture at the top of my post.