Tot School – Valentine’s Day
We put our Letter Tot School on hold this week, so that we could celebrate Valentine’s Day. We have done so many fun activities this week and I’d love to share them with you.
I made six Valentine tot trays this week. John loved them and we played each of them at least 3 or 4 times!
Heart Match – Up. This was very simple to make and I thought it would be too hard, but he impressed me by doing it by himself the second time around!
We played Musical Hearts with this. We put the hearts face down on the floor and danced around them, then I stopped the music and he picked one up and read the number. By the end he was reading most of them! He loved this simple game and asked for it the most, which I was surprised by.
John loves foam stickers, so we made a lot of Valentines this week.
Valentine Shapes. I got a cute Valentine Tot Pack from 2TeachingMommies, and we matched shapes that we already had with the shapes on the cut-outs.
Valentine pom-pom sort with tweezers. John had a harder time with this, I think because the pom poms were so small.
And another printable from 2TeachingMommies. We put our Unifix cubes on top of the numbers. He loved this.
Bible verses of the week:
Found at Homeschool Creations and Totally Tots.
Mini book of the week:
A cute Heart book from 2TeachingMommies. We colored every page and he likes walking around with his little book.
I was bummed that I couldn’t make it to Michael’s to make a “GLITTERY/SHINY” Valentine’s sensory bin, so I opted for red kidney beans as a base and just put in any red and pink things I had around the house. John ended up absolutely loving the beans, so it was a success : )
We made a cute tissue paper heart. John wasn’t really excited about this, so I did most of it. He was very excited to give it to dad, though : )
Frosted and decorated heart-shaped cookies at a friend’s house (for John it was a rice cake, since they weren’t gluten free, but he doesn’t mind, he is such a little trooper).
And we made some sweet, simple Valentines out of foam paper and foam heart-shaped stickers. John tries so hard to get the little sticky off, and he is really doing better with it!
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I found you over at the Tot School Gathering. I love how you used musical hearts as a numeral identification game. I’m extending our heart trays to this week also and I will add that especially for my older one. Thanks for sharing!
It’s so simple, but so so fun! :)
This is adorable! Isn’t it amazing what we think they can’t do, then they just blow us away.
My boys would love that musical numbers game. I think I’ll use sight words with my preschooler though. Both of my kids LOVE dancing to music so I’m sure it will be a hit. Thanks for the idea!
Sight words would be great, or letters — I think we’ll be playing this often :)
My son has gotten into the phase where he loves to dance and sing and “play his guitar” all day every day now :)
You had some great Valentine’s Day activities … I love that you added a variety of scooping and pouring activities to your sensory tub. And the musical numbers game sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks so much for sharing at Montessori Monday. I pinned your post to my Kids’ Valentine’s Day Activities Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-valentine-s-day-activities/
Thanks Deb! You are such an amazing resource to so many moms like me :)
Looks like lots of fun!!! Thanks for sharing this with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope to see you again today! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/02/bunnys-bento-box-eco-kids-tuesday.html
As always – you inspire me! Hey – you won last week’s drawing – tune in on Friday and let me know which piece of Jewelry you’d like. ;-)
Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday! http://happyandblessedhome.com
Wow, thanks so much Monica :)