Saturday, March 19, 2016

St. Patrick's Day / Green Theme : Tot School Recap

St. Patrick's Day Tot School Recap
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Materials: baking soda, water, gold coins, sequins, green food coloring, vinegar, paint brush
Directions: Mix baking soda, water, and food coloring to form a paste.  Add sequins and coins to mixture and freeze.  Paint with vinegar to find hidden objects.
Skills: science, fine motor, sensory

Materials: Green grass, green felt letters/numbers/shapes, green foam numbers, green shape blocks
Skills: sensory, number/letter/shape recognition, visual discrimination

Materials: contact paper, washi tape, green blocks, buttons, and foam pieces
Skills: fine motor, visual discrimination

Materials: green Play-doh, green stringing beads, pipe cleaners
Skills: STEM, fine motor, sensory

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tot School: Water Theme Recap

Tot School: Water Theme Recap
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Materials: 2 copies of Rainbow Fish Counting Frame Freebie, blue Easter grass (or other sensory material), tongs
Skills: fine motor, number recognition, counting, visual discrimination, colors

Materials: blue Easter grass (or other sensory material), Melissa and Doug magnetic fishing puzzle
Skills: fine motor, eye-hand coordination, visual discrimination

Materials: blue and green finger paint, gold glitter, sequins, paper
Skills: fine motor, creativity, sensory

Materials: blue and green paint (or food coloring), water, oil, sequins
** Our baggie started to leak, I've been told that if you duct tape all four sides, it should stop the leaking
Skills: sensory, fine motor

Friday, March 11, 2016

Transportation Theme Recap - Tot School

We just completed our "Transportation" week of Tot School!  Here is a quick recap of some of our highlights...
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Materials: Trains, train tracks, suitcase, money, books about trains, train whistle (kazoo)
Skills; literacy, vocab, counting (money & trains)
Extension: Add a clock for practice telling time

Materials: Road Letters or Shapes, Sand (Baby Cereal), Cars, Blocks
* Use cars to trace letters in sand and blocks to build letters 
Skills: fine motor, letter/shape recognition, sensory

Materials: black play-doh, circle stringing beads, pipe cleaners
Skills: sorting, visual discrimination, fine motor

Materials; Melissa & Doug puzzle, sand (baby cereal), rake
Skills: visual discrimination, fine motor, sensory, vocab

Materials: Vehicle foam pieces (Hobby Lobby), colorful bowls, clothes pins, tongs
Skills: color recognition, visual discrimination, vocab, fine motor