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Christmas Fun - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 22, 2021 at 2:15 PM Comments comments ()

This weeks theme is" X-MAS in July"

Tuesday- Swim Day

Art

The children made X-Mas trees by Koosh painting and adding glitter to make sparkling trees, Candy canes by gluing on white strips, presents by gluing on wrapping paper squares and tomorrow the children will decorate their own Gingerbread Man.

Math

X-mas duck counting with X-mas pails and coin counting to work on and build one-to-one, Santa dry erase boards with numbers on beard to practice number recognition, pointing and counting aloud ,tomorrow we will explore with colored tiles to make patterns, stack and count.

Fine Motor

The children practiced their lacing with Holiday boards/shoestrings-this allows the children to practice weaving in and out and grip with fingers, Holiday Santa hats and colanders with pipe cleaners to put in the holes with index/thumb grasp to fill all the holes, dry erase boards with red/green markers to practice early writing/finger grasp and begin to tell stories about their drawings.

Songs/Books

Jingle Bells, Up on The House Top, Frosty the Snowman, Little Miss Spider a Christmas Wish, Jingle Bells, Ten Gingerbread Men, A Christmas Present for me, Christmas Cats, Five Christmas Penguins, Click, Clack, Ho, Ho, Ho and Christmas at Last

Tomorrow

Peppermint experiment and make fake snow

Construction Fun - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM Comments comments ()

This weeks theme is "Construction"

Monday -Coach Charlotte

Tuesday- Swim Day

Art

Wednesday we did Monday's art which was stamping with Legos, white paint and blue paper to make Geometric Blue prints, Build your own building using craft sticks and layer on paper and, Friday we will make a car and sign collage with various road signs and colored paper cars.

Math

the children explored with various blocks- small, large, colored and tower blocks to make patterns, build and stack as high as they could, # construction vehicles with road mats to practice number recognition and Friday, we will explore with tape shapes and blocks for matching and naming colors.

Fine Motor

Monday, the children practiced holding and working scissors with paper, Move and learn pattern road by following the paper road, construction lacing cards to practice manipulation, grip and weaving and practice tracing lines on paper with crayons.

Friday

Mentos experiment, make "Stop Light cups" healthy snack- layer green grapes, pineapples and strawberries in a clear cup and eat for snack, Practice weaving in and out of orange cones outside and review Construction signs.

All About the Farm - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 8, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments ()

This weeks theme is "Farm"

Closed Monday

Tuesday- Swim Day

Art

This week we made a paper plate sheep by painting the plate black with a sponge and adding cotton balls, Thursday- we made bird tracks by stamping with pads with yellow/orange paint and Friday, we will make Muddy Pig prints by stamping with pigs and brown paint.

Math

The children explored with pop blocks to connect the length of paper on the table with teacher help to practice measurements and patterns, towers with beads to stack and practice naming colors and, math tiles for lining up, stacking and make various patterns

Motor Development

Lacing spools with string to practice weaving in and out and finger grasp, egg shape sorters to pop open and snap shape back together allows the children to manipulate their fingers while putting the egg back together and, Legos with farm animals to make a pig pen- This allows the children to be creative while building their pens.

Book

Animals on The farm- has a different animal on each page that we named and learned a small fact about the animal

Farm Animal Cards

Each day at group time we named the animals and I had the children find an animal card

Experiment Friday

Dancing Raisins, we will pretend to "Milk a Cow" using a plastic glove filled with milk

Celebrating America - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 1, 2021 at 4:50 PM Comments comments ()

This weeks theme is "America The Beautiful"

Monday -Swim Day

Tuesday- Mud Day

Art

The children stamped with forks, red/blue paint on white paper to make fireworks display, Star wreath- the children glued on paper stars and ribbon to decorate and tomorrow the children will make star wands, decorate with glitter glue, craft sticks and ribbons.

Math

Star cups color match, various size red/blue plastic cups for making patterns and guessing which cup is the biggest? which cup is the smallest?

Motor Development

The children explored with sand, mini solo cups and silly straws to make scribbles in sand/fill and dump cups and explore with hands, red/white/blue water cubes with red/white/blue plastic hats to fill while practicing counting, star stickers to practice peeling and problem-solving.

Friday

We will have a 4th of July parade while marching with 4th of July wands, water balloon toss outside, and following directions activity- wave flag, blast like a rocket, ring like a bell, and twinkle like a star.

Books/songs/fireworks

we read this week "How to catch a Star, America I Love You". we have been watching and listening to "Fireworks" on the IPAD and singing "Wave the Flag"

Summer Fun - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on June 24, 2021 at 2:15 PM Comments comments ()

This weeks theme is "Summer"

Art

The children made "Lemonade" by stamping spools on paper and gluing on straws, Ice cream cones by decorating with paint. sprinkles and a cherry on top, Fish- out of cupcake liners and gluing on eyes and stamping bubbles with paint and a Sun- by painting yellow and gluing on orange ray stripes.

Tuesday- Swim Day

Math/Fine Motor

Practice counting with lemon/lime/fruit cubes with cups, Ice cream bowls with colored ice cream toppers to practice color recognition and matching, colored blocks /linking chain blocks to build and snap together to manipulate materials/hands/fingers, fish bowls with fish and tongs to practice grip and strengthen fine motor and paper sun with clothespins and string to work clothespins by squeezing with thumb/index fingers to open and close, Fruit/veggie counters with corn trays, popsicle stand to snap together and watermelon lacing plates to practice eye-hand coordination, stringing and grip.

Summer Songs/Poems

In Summer, summer Melon, Summer and Lemonade.

Fathers - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on June 17, 2021 at 1:25 PM Comments comments ()

This weeks theme is "Father's"

Art

Working on Father's Day gifts/cards

Math

we explored with match box cars and tubes as the children rolled them down in tubes watching them come out the other end and watching the distance, We explored with various balls-baseball, soccer and football rolling them down ramps to see which one rolls the best, We sorted Legos and stacked by colors and used pound benches to pound in shapes on the bench to make them come out on the other side of bench- repeating.

Motor Development

Bean bag toss- we tossed bean bags outside in boxes and in the sir trying to catch them, we marble painted with golf balls, parachute play by doing high rises and Ring Around the Rosie, and corks and bottles practicing dropping the corks one at a time in the bottles and dumping them out by turning them upside down.

Social Emotional

We will work in teams of 2 to build towers

Songs: we will practice singing "Father's Day songs and motions all week.

Fun with Under the Sea - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on June 10, 2021 at 4:20 PM Comments comments ()

Art

We stamped with sea animal stampers with ink pads, painted paper plates blue , added green see weed and colored paper fish, made star fish by gluing on cheerios and Friday we will make a paper collage with blue, green, whit and black paper.

Math

We used ocean animal counters with cupcake tins for sorting and counting, Magnet and shoe horse wands with magnet tubes/balls and Friday, we will build with various size wooden blocks.

Motor Development

Sea animals with sand to manipulate in the sand, animal lacing boards with shoe strings to practice eye-hand coordination and finger/hand grasp, Ocean stickers w/ paper to peel using fingers and Friday, we will explore with blue play dough and ocean counters

Books/Songs

Under The Sea, Listen to Your Fish,Deep Se Dive,The Parrot Fish and Ten Little Fish-

Thursday & Friday

Letter Stampers, Chalk boards w/ chalk, Watermelon Sink or Float?

Super Hero - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on June 3, 2021 at 2:20 PM Comments comments ()

Art

We made Super Kindness power cuffs by gluing glitter and lightening strips on colored long paper, Superhero crown by gluing on stars on red paper, Spiderman webs by gluing on spiders and black yarn to red paper and tomorrow, we will make Captain America shields by gluing on red/blue paper squares to paper plate and white star.

Math

We practiced counting with colored bear counters and number strips by placing bears on the lines, Bubble Gum machine counting with large bingo chips and placed them on the bubble gum ball, Button grid with colored shaped buttons to match and tomorrow we will explore with number foam puzzles.

Motor Development

The children manipulated rubber bands with hands to stretch over cans to strengthen hand/finger grip and stretch bands, We practiced stringing log pieces and stars with shoe strings, peg boards to practice eye-hand coordination and, tomorrow we will practice cutting with safety scissors and paper, grip and manipulation.

Song this week: we have been listening to and singing to "Alphabet Superhero" on YouTube, it was a big hit.

Handwashing review: Modeled proper handwashing with play sink to remind how we need to wash our hands

Health & Wellness: we will discuss different water sources, importance and ways water is helpful to us with pictures.

Fun with Camping - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on May 28, 2021 at 6:00 AM Comments comments ()

Art

The children made a camp fire by gluing on brown paper logs and using koosh rings to stamp yellow/orange paint on the logs, painted with marshmallows on paper, we made Binoculars with colored paper tubes/glued on stickers and string, Star stamping with cookie cutter with yellow paint on blue paper and made lanterns out of clear cups and stuffed yellow/orange/red tissue paper inside with a pipe cleaner handle.

Motor Development

Hook the fish with pipe cleaners-try to hook the fish using pipe cleaner to work on eye-hand coordination and hand/finger grasp, Ring Toss- with cones and paper plates to practice motor development and aim and Friday we will do a music and movement with animal carpet squares.

Math

Marshmallow counting with pretend fire buckets, we will match colored coins to paper to practice recognition and patterning, cotton ball counting with tongs and real ice cream cones and we will make S mores on Friday.

Books/Songs

Songs this week: A Camping We Will Go and Camp Fire Pokey

Books: Curious George Goes Camping, Maisy Goes Camping, Spots Camping Trip, Peppa Goes Camping and Baby Bear Camping

Friday: Make S mores, Discus fire camp safety: Don't touch camp fire or get close and 'What do you take camping?" write down children's response.

Gong to the Circus! - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on May 20, 2021 at 2:55 PM Comments comments ()

Art

The children made a paper plate clown with various materials to glue on, Clown Hat- gluing on glitter tissue paper, Popcorn Bags- glued on letters that spell popcorn along with a popcorn box name tag, Cotton Candy - glued on cotton balls to colored tube and tomorrow, the children will make a Lion out of rigatoni on yellow paper plate with eyes and nose.

Math

The children used chip dots to count and place on board, Circus tickets to slide in slits of circus box and count the tickets, Balloon color match by naming the various colored balloons and matching, snap blocks to count while stacking and tomorrow, we will use Bingo Circus boards to match the various Circus animals.

Fine Motor

The children explored with packing peanuts/tongs/containers to practice grasp and lifting peanuts with tongs for eye-hand coordination, Colorful chip clips with popcorn boxes tp practice squeezing with fingers to open and close chip clip while placing all around the box, play dough/slime with candy apple sticks to manipulate the play dough and tomorrow, the children will crawl through obstacle course.

Friday

We will make popcorn with our popcorn machine, crawl through flaming hoops while pretending we are Lions and Ring Toss outside on play ground.


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