Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Toddler Tuesdays: Winter
Winter has finally arrived! For the next two weeks we will be working with a winter theme. This week's sensory bin is filled with shaving cream, winter animals, a sled, shovel, and snowflake.
There are a few books we will be reading, but this book by Gerda Miller will be our main focus. It is a word free picture book and it's my hope that by talking about the pictures together we can draw more words out of Panda.
Relying heavily on Pinterest this week I found many variations of this activity. A simple counting activity with snow balls. We also used Cheerios and that was more motivating for him.
I found this fine motor skill activity "here" with free printable cards.
There were several variations of this activity on Pinterest. I made a dice with snowman parts found "here" and snowman parts to assemble out of felt and buttons. Panda likes to assemble the snowman, but could care less about the dice. Maybe when he is older we can try again or make a game to see who can assemble a snowman first.
This activity is a precursor to handwriting. I found the idea "here" and pared it with Panda's love of drawing on the windows. These window crayons are amazing! Unlike window markers there is no smell and clean up is super easy,
Painting snow with food coloring is an activity that I've been wanting to do with Panda for a while; and now that the snow is here, we can. We are also trying a new therapy story board, but I'll post about that next week and let you know how this week went. Till then, shine on!