Although we did talk about ovals a little bit, we took a little break from shapes this week and had some Easter themed fun. Here is what we had planned:
And here is what we actually did:
Here are the 5 books that we used as our focus each day.
Ten Easter Eggs by Vijaya Bodach
Peep and Egg by Laura Gehl
Happy Easter Mouse! by Laura Numeroff
Splat the Cat Where's the Easter Bunny? by Rob Scotton
If You're Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre
Spring Straw Bead Necklace:
I always see the cutest themed paper straws in the dollar spot, but never know what to do with them.Well I finally found a fantastic use for them this week! I cut them up into smaller pieces and we used them as beads to make necklaces. So pretty!
Wet Chalk/Tape Easter Eggs:
I saw this idea floating around on Pinterest and was curious to see how the wet chalk effect would work. It actually wasn't too messy and made it pretty easy for Madelynn to color on paper. She dipped the chalk into a bowl of water and filled up the eggs that I had taped off. The only struggle was making sure she didn't get the paper too wet.
Pom Pom Easter Egg Painting:
Painting with pom poms seems to keep M super focused on her task, this was a nice quiet activity that really held her concentration.
Plastic Egg/Bunny Stamps:
We used plastic eggs in paint to make circles a few weeks ago so I thought we'd try it with a stamp pad this week. The circles didn't really show up so well, but I found a cute bunny stamp that saved our project and Madelynn enjoyed making the bunny hop all over her paper.
Egg Pom Pom Color Match:
I found these little felt egg pouches in the Target dollar spot and thought they'd make a cute color matching activity. I found itty bitty pom poms in matching colors and Madelynn stuffed them in the matching color eggs.
I found these bunny ears last year and Madelynn likes to use them while playing dress up, so we pulled them out and played the bunny hop song lots this week. She loved the game, not so much stopping to take a picture though ;)
Easter Egg Letter Hunt:
I hid magnetic letters inside Easter eggs and tossed them all around the room for Madelynn to find. She has really learned so many letters since we started Tot School I can't even believe it! I don't even focus much on explicitly teaching the letters other than pointing them out and finding them in books. She loved opening the eggs to read the surprise letters.
Chick Fruit Cup:
Sometimes the theme of the snack is simple. I love that all I needed to do was draw a cute animal for this one and Madelynn was all excited for her little snack.
Easter Bunny Popcorn Bars:
This was essentially the same recipe as rice krispy treats just with popcorn substituted for the cereal. Then we added sprinkles and little cadbury mini eggs on top to make it more festive. These were so good we ate them for snack 3 days in a row, YUM!
Bunny Pudding Cup:
Again I went for simple and drew this little bunny face, and added construction paper ears for a special treat.
Easter Theme Bin #1:
Included in this bin: Easter Grass, Stretchy Bunnies, Plastic Eggs
Easter Theme Bin #2:
Included in this bin: Black beans, mini chick and bunny erasers
Easter Egg Putty:
I found these in the dollar spot again because apparently I need everything they stock there ;)
Easter Theme Bin #3:
Included in this bin: water beads, LED tea lights, plastic eggs This one was too much fun! We ended up skipping our last bin and playing with this one all weekend!
And that's it! If you want to catch up on the other tot school posts you can check them out here:
And here are our plans for next week. We are going to finish up learning about shapes with Triangles.