4.23.2009

This Week at Tot School

Some of the fun things we did this week:

Lorelai had no interest in actually finger painting, but stacking and unstacking the jars kept her happy for 20 minutes. Score!
I'm pretty darn sure she knows her colors, yet she often says them wrong anyway. Is she like partially color blind or something?
Yes, I do realize how stupid I just sounded there.

ok, I came up with this dandy idea all by myself. I called it "Bug Hunt". I want to focus on bugs and nature this spring (and I also scored some cheap bug stuff at the Target dollar spot) so this was a great way to start it off. I went online and found some cute bug pics, cut them out, pasted them on paper, and laminated them. I put them all around Lorelai's room and then gave her a bucket to collect all her findings. She really liked this! Of course the possibilities were endless with the activity. She enjoyed counting each of the bug "tokens". We talked about what each bug was, how they crawl, what color they are, what noise they make...etc. I also had some bugs in there multiple times, so matching comes into play, too. I may also do this again with flowers.



My hope is also that Lorelai won't have a fear of bugs like someone else I know....

5 comments:

Melissa said...

so cute! how do you laminate your stuff? i am having the hardest time tryiong to find contact paper!!!

Becca said...

luckily we have a machine! it is part of tim's home office. they aren't terribly expensive though...i think they are a great purchase if you plan to do lots of activities with your kids and want to only have to make them once instead of having them get ripped up!

Bernadete said...

I love the bug hunt Idea! I'll have to try thaat with my LO! Thanks for sharing. Melissa you can also find contact paper in the sam aisle as shelving paper!

ScrappinAway said...

You crack me up, the part about her being color blind was too funny! I love your bug idea! How creative were you! Can't wait to try it!

pucktricks said...

I think I'll do that with the farm animals we have printed off right now. My kids would love that! What a great idea!