Tot School- February 2016 (2 Year, 3 Months Old)

 

This was a sweet month in tot school! Lots of love and hearts haha.  We enjoyed this month's activities, and I've added some notes and pictures throughout. 

This school year is flying by! We're excited for another month of tot school!  As always, some of the printouts/activities are my own, and some are from the web.  I have linked all printouts and borrowed materials for easy access!

February 2016 Schedule

Here is this month's calendar.  Print it out and follow along! 

Supplies needed:
Dot markers
Crayons
Paint
Markers
Construction paper
Conversation hearts
Ice cube tray
Pink or red pom poms
Raisins
Toilet paper roll
Felt
Pink playdoh

Verse: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." -Matthew 22:37

We added some hand motions to our verse song, she loved this one. 

Color: Pink
Color: Rosa

Letter: P,Q,R
Letra: P,Q,R

Number: 6
Numero: 6

Shape: Heart
Forma: Corazon

Theme: Valentine’s Day, hearts

Library Book List:

The Day It Rained Hearts
Max’s Valentine
10 Valentine Friends
The Valentine Express
Arthur’s Valentine
Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George
Valentine’s Day
Who Loves You Baby
Where is Baby’s Valentine
Counting Kisses
Goose Needs a Hug
An I love You Prayer
I  love you (disney it's a small world)
God loves you

Our favorite this month were Goose Needs a Hug, and Besos for Baby

Music (circle time)

  • If You Love Me and You Know It (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)

    • If You Love Me (to the tune of: If You’re happy and you know it)
      If you love me and you know it, clap your hands
      If you love me and you know it, clap your hands
      If you love me and you know it
      Then your face will surely show it
      If you love me and you know it, clap your hands

    • Other verses: blow a kiss, shout I love you

  • Jesus Loves Me

  • I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down In My Heart


Fine Motor/Worksheets

  • P Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout  

  • Q Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout 

  • R Dot Art

    • Use dots or stickers to decorate printout 

  • 6 Dot Art

  • P letter recognition

    • Use dot marker to identify the letter P 

  • Q Letter Recognition

    • Use dot marker to identify the letter Q 

  • R Letter Recognition

    • Use dot marker to identify the letter R 

  • Heart coloring sheet

    • Decorate with torn up pink paper 

  • Pink coloring sheet

  • Valentines coloring sheet

Aly knows the drill with our work sheets.  She still loves them.

Math

  • Color Sorting Mat    

    • Place the corresponding small colored hearts on the large hearts. 

  • Shape Sorting Mat

    • Place the corresponding small shapes on the large shapes 

  • Number Sorting Mat

    • Place the corresponding small numbers on the large numbers. 

  • PQR Sorting Mat

    • Place the corresponding small letters on the large letters. 

  • Conversation Heart Sorting

    • Print file. Give your child a box of conversation hearts! Invite them to sort their hearts onto the paper. Simple and fun! 

  • Penny and Quarter Sorting

    • Use printout to sort pennies and quarters.  

  • Heart One-to-One Correspondence

    • Use tongs to sort pom poms into heart ice cube tray

      Aly does well with the sorting mats and doesn't really need instruction with these any more. She is also able to manipulate the scissor scoops and tongs much better, and can do one-to-one correspondence without any guidance.

Art

  • P is for Pennies

    • Cut a “P” out of paper or foam. Decorate by gluing these penny printouts onto the “P.”

  • Q is for Quarter

    • Cut a “Q” out of paper or foam. Decorate by gluing these quarter printouts onto the “Q.” 

  • R is for Raisins

    • Cut a “R” out of paper or foam. Decorate by gluing raisins onto the “R.”

  • Heart Stamps

    • Use a toilet paper  roll to make a heart shape. Secure the heart with some tape. Invite the child to dip the end of the heart-shaped roll in paint and use it as a stamp. Make heart prints all over paper (maybe make some Valentine's along the way?) Source

  • Tissue Paper Hearts

    • Draw a heart on contact paper.  Have your child fill in the heart by sticking red, pink, and white tissue paper squares on it.  When finished, hang in the window! Source

  • Heart Handprints

    • Dip child’s hands in pink paint to create a heart shape!  Can use as a valentine.  

      Aly loved all of these activities and we even added a couple painting activities.  We did one where we colored paper plates with markers and then painted water onto it and then cut into hearts!

Science/sensory

  • Heart Felt Play

    • Create a large red heart and cut a dozen smaller hearts in various colors to place on the big heart.

  • Valentine’s Soup

    • Add foam hearts, food coloring, and kitchen utensils to water tub.  Source

  • Valentines Day Sensory Bin

    • Fill with beans, pom poms, hearts, cookie cutters, scoops, etc.

  • Pink Playdoh

    • Make pink playdoh to create hearts with. Recipe

  • Heart Path

    • Tape hearts onto the ground and have child jump from heart to heart

These activities were super fun! We didn't do the felt play or sensory bin though.

 

And here's some pictures of her finished work.


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