I was so thankful to have a 2 week Christmas break for our family, but we were all glad to be back in a routine this week. 🙂 I wanted to share with you the snowy things NJoy (3 years old) did along with a few shots of MBug (19 months) in action. Although we didn’t do a letter of the week, we did integrate a few S activities. Next week, we’ll do W is for Winter and zero in on things we wear for winter, so those activities were not included this week.
Warning: There are a lot of pictures and activities. I didn’t do this to overload you, but to show you how much FREE and really good stuff is out there for your child. It really is mind-blowing.
snowflake number matching (ALuv did the same activity with number words instead)
HERE’S THE SNOW FREEBIE: “Shape”men Size Sorting This activity reviews some shapes (circle, oval, triangle, square, rectangle, & hexagon). He particularly liked mixing up all the shapes and creating crazy looking snowmen after he was done. Click on the title above to download.
Snowman Sticker Time: This activity is so simple, yet packed with learning. To prepare, cut a large piece of construction paper in half (hot dog style), then fold into four sections. Write a number on each section and the child puts that many stickers on the section. Peeling the stickers off is great for fine motor and it reinforces 1-to-1 correspondence with numbers.
One of the things I love about the activity is that it can be adapted easily. For example,
Snowman Color Words: This was one of his favorites of the week. He worked it a few times on different days. He matched the snowmen by color, then spelled out the color words on this mat. I wish I knew the source of these snowmen and the color word tiles!! I printed them off last year and used them with ALuv and I don’t have them saved on my computer. Anyone seen these before?? I’d love to give credit where credit is due!!
S is for Snowman coloring. I asked him to color the scarf on the snowman, walked away for a moment and came back to this. His explanation? “It’s a green snow storm.” Who am I to argue with a 3 year old??
Count and Clip Snowflakes: This is the first time he’s been successful at using the clip! Yay!
Cutting the Snowflakes: I cut the paper a little shorter because I didn’t think he’d be able to cut a line as long as what was on the printable.
This turned out to be a great literacy craft because it’s such a fun way to touch on phonics and print awareness! I’m going to have to do more of these. I cut out the words to the sentence: Look at my beautiful snowflakes. He glued them down on the paper, then he sprinkled glitter on the snowflakes I drew with glue. We ran out of room to glue the rest of the sentence down; that’s why we had to put beautiful on top of snowflakes.
MBUG: This little girl also had some fun with her rotated toys, teaching mat manipulatives, and attempts at painting. Here are a few snapshots of her this week:
Coloring: one of her all-time favorite activities
Although she did get the paint everywhere, I was impressed with her first attempt at do-a-dot painting! She actually dotted in most of the circles.
And she tried her hand at some snowman pre-writing! She whined the entire time it was NJoy’s turn with this until she got a chance.
On Monday, I plan on posting the snowy things that were integrated into ALuv’s week (K level) with a couple of FREE printables, so stay tuned!
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