Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Toddler Tuesdays: Part 3

Welcome back. This week we are keeping things pretty low key schooling and in general. With Christmas this week, I don't want to over stimulate my son. Panda has an advent calender that for lack of a better word we filled with "objects of wonder". He was allowed to play with each object for only one day (some only while supervised because of choking hazards), so I thought it would be fun to revisit them this week for his pre-pre-school (I need a better name than that). I filled his stocking up with these objects (and his winter animals) for him to pull out and explore again. We only use our stockings for Saint Nicholas day, so it was also nice for him to get to play with his stocking again. 
We brush a stuffed animal's hair while talking about self care.
This could be easily recreated with felt, wrapping paper, floor tiles.. But basically all we are doing here is putting animals on top of the snowflakes on this blanket. It''s a good activity for toddlers teaching placement., a very rudimentary form of learning to follow directions, and doing repetitive actions.
Our sensory tray this week is a low tray filled with water , winter animals, and ice cubes. Panda really likes this tray. The ice cubes are cold, slippery, and slide around when he tries to stack them and the water makes for a splashy good time.
That's it for this week. I would love to hear what you are doing with your toddlers or have done in the past. Please leave a link in the comments below,
 and Shine On!


  1. Such sweet activities again... I love the idea of brushing a stuffy. My son always wants to comb my hair (ouch!), but I let him because he is so proud. This could be another great (less painful) outlet. :-) We also did rainbow spaghetti sensory play this week. That was really fun!

    Happy holidays!

    1. Ouch! I'm with you there. Panda loves to brush my hair as well. I would absolutely LOVE to do a spaghetti sensory activity with Panda. Unfortunately we are gluten free (allergies, not choice). One day I will just have to splurge on noodles for play. Have you seen the colored noodle play? That looks like so much fun.

  2. Fun stuff!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family. Much love. xo