Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tot School- Week of Feb 8

Lil'man is 26 months
Tot School
This week in Tot School we focused on Valentine’s Day! I loved looking back at this pictures because lil’man was a boy with many expressions! They were just too cute.

Our first day of Tot School was done in warmth of space heaters. Our heater had broke down during the weekend and wouldn’t get fixed to that evening. You may noticed that Lil’man is wearing his hat indoors to keep his little head warm. As was the case for many other bloggin’ mommies, I found some great Valentine resources at Target in the $1 spot. A couple being heart foam stickers and a heart ice cube tray. We used this to do some 1:1 matching.
We also used them to create patterns. I would start a pattern and then he would finished it. This was the first time that I have tried patterning with him, and I was impressed by how quickly he got the hang of it.
Our last activity for the day was creating Valentines for grandparents. We had to make sure to get them done, so we could get them in the mail in time. For this activity I just cut out some hearts and Lil’man color over them, we traced his hand on the back and then he stuck some Elmo stickers on them. To help him pull the stickers off easier by himself I removed the excess sticker.

On our second day of Tot School, we pulled out some of our foam beads. I pulled out all the purple, pink and red hearts and some smaller beads for spacers. I just let Lil’man put them on any way he choose in the beginning, but then we worked together to create various patterns, such as heart, small bead, heart. 
Next, Lil’man made his Valentine for his daddy. I cut up some tissue paper and we glued it on to a heart made from construction paper. Since our glue bottle is so stiff, I had him apply the glue with a paint brush. This worked out really well because it help keep the coating thin. Lil’man really enjoyed using the paint brush. It is the first time I pulled one out for him.
Finally, our last activity for the week was sorting our foam hearts by color. Since the foam hearts are stickers, I went ahead and stuck one color in each dish. Lil’man struggled with the dark pink and purple at first, but with a little help he started to see a difference. (I love how I got so much use out of those hearts! I am going to be using them this week too!)
Well that was our week. If you would like to see what others did, go check at 1+1+1=1.


  1. ♥ all of your valentine's activities, looks like you had so much fun last week! :)

  2. I love the tissue paper heart. I meant to do that with my son too but kept forgetting about it! Don't you just love Target? I always find cheap things to work with there!

  3. What a fun week! I like the heart sequencing!

  4. Hi I just found your blog through tot school and started following it. I am also a former teacher turned stay at home mom. I look forward to reading more posts.


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