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Gardening Week - Older Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on May 12, 2022 at 4:40 PM

Gardening Week

We started the week by naming various tools we use for gardening posted on the word wall. The children repeated the words and pointed to the pictures when asked to find a Gardening tool.


The children painted with plastic forks to make flowers and glued on stem/pedals, we painted with real branches from tress, the children painted small rocks with paint to take home and put in garden or flower pots, we stamped with spatula's to make sunflowers and tomorrow, the children will make lady bugs by using Loofah's.


The children practiced their numbers/recognition by pushing flower number picks into egg cartons and naming the numbers they knew and counted while pushing flowers into cartons, we used small flower counters and small flower pots with scoops for counting each time the children picked up a flower counter and placed it in pot, during activity time, the children manipulated number wooden blocks by stacking them on top of each other and naming numbers they knew, another activity we did was veg. and fruit naming, counting and matching colors of veg./fruit to the colored buckets, and tomorrow, we will practice number/color matching with colored circles to make a caterpillar.

Motor Development

During activity time the children practiced stringing with pipe cleaners and cheerios to make caterpillars, we did leave rubbing instead of tree bark rubbing- the children colored over the leaf in the folded white paper to be able to see leaf with vigorous coloring back and forth, the children used real sticks to poke through large boxes to strengthen their fine motor grip/strengthen to be able to poke holes into boxes, today the children made their own bubbles by whisking water and bubble solution to make bubbles in their bowl- this required the children to use whisk rather quickly to make bubbles form and tomorrow, we will practice line/circle tracing with dry erase boards to increase early writing and work on goals.


Friday- we will introduce "Ring Around The Garden" using veg./fruit names

Make Vegetable soup with the ingredients the children named- Potatoes, tomatoes, corn, carrots, celery, broccoli and squash.

We will explore the insides of an egg plant