Thursday, April 23, 2015

Toddler Water Play ~ Quick & Easy!

I discovered an activity that will keep my Toddler busy for 15 - 25 minutes at a time!  No joke!
It is so simple too, with literally no set up!

Toddler Water Play!

We typically do this activity after breakfast while he's still in his pajamas.  He ends up soaked, but it's not a big deal since he needs to get dressed for the day anyways.  I just grab a couple of "scoops" (measuring cups, tupperware, etc.) and fill them a little bit with water.  I add some spoons for stirring and scooping practice and let him do as he will.

I usually give him the white measuring cups (because he likes them) but try to change up the tupperware, spoons, etc.  He really likes using the whisk or our "large" measuring cup.   I can't wait until it's warm enough to set up our water table, he's going to love it!
What other quick and "set up free" activities do you like to do with your little one?  Leave me a comment!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

5 Days of Freebies!

I just reached 500 "likes" on Facebook!
To celebrate, I added a new FREEBIE to my TPT Store every day for 5 days!

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Flower Theme Color Matching Sticky Wall & Freebie!

I came across an adorable Easter Bunny Color Match activity from Toddler Approved and I knew it would be perfect for our sticky wall (Click the link to see the activity).  Unfortunately, Easter is over so I tweaked it to make it more Spring related.


I used flower frame clip art from Krista Wallden and added the corresponding color words to the centers.  I printed 2 color copies on card stock and attached one set to the back (not sticky side) of a sheet of contact paper.  Next, peel of the paper and tape contact paper, sticky side out, to a wall, window, or easel.  I provided Little Guy with the second set of flowers and encouraged him to try to match the colors.  The color matching was a bit over his head, but he had fun sticking them to the paper and we got to practice color words.

 

If you would like to try this activity, you can print the flowers with color words FREE in my
TPT Store, Click HERE!

The cards are also perfect for use in the classroom as a color matching file folder, pocket chart, or memory matching game. 
 Skills included; Matching/Visual Discrimination, Color Identification, and Sight Words

They also match perfectly with my NEW Spring Flower Ten Frames!