Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tot School- Safety

Lil’man is 34 months.
This week we learned all about People Who Keep Us Safe- Policemen and Firemen (not pictured in my post).  Below are just some of the things we did. You can see other activities from this unit by visiting Amber at The Belly of The Whale.
Language Arts: To start our week off we did S is for Safety collage.  I found an assortment of images, such as smoke detector, various road signs, bike helmet, fireman, police officer, etc. and talked about how each of these things keep us safe.
One of our favorite activities was hunting down “runaway” letters on the day we were learning all about police officers. He loves his hand-me down costumes and any chance his gets pulls them out.   You can see in the picture below he got a call on his walkie talkie  that letters were hiding and he needed to find them. 
Basically, we just hid letters from his Letter Foam Play MatAffliation Linkaround the house.  Once he found them he had to tell me what letter he found and the sound it makes.  Then he put them in jail.  He had a lot of fun with this activity.
(Side Note: Melissa & Doug have role play costume sets- police officer,Affliation Link firefighterAffliation Link and more.Affliation Link)
As always we read lots of  books this week.
Math Concepts:  I really think the Police Day was the boy’s favorite this week. He work on number recognition and counting by playing Catch the Robber.  He really liked this game and had to play it with his Daddy.
He also worked on number recognition when we talked about 9-1-1.  I had him pretend to find the numbers on the phone, but then he just wanted to color it.  
Social Studies Concepts: Since we were learning all about community helpers that keep us safe this week, we had to do some of the fun activities from Homeschool Creations Police & Fireman Lapbooks.  I didn’t get pictures, but we also talked about Fire Safety (Stop, Drop & Roll) and Stranger Danger (check out 2 Teaching Mommies for some ideas on how to teach it).
Extra: This week we had fun doing another craft together as a family.  We decided to do Straw Art.  Our goal was to turn a blob of paint into image of a fire by blowing through a straw.  Below you can see our first attempt.  The paint was too thick for blowing and Lil’man had a hard time figuring out where to put his straw. 
So, after watering it down a bit and helping the boy hold his straw just so, it was a success.  Plus, it helped the way the paint was placed.  The activity is definitely more fun, when you don’t get light headed or winded trying to move the paint around.

For Fun: This week we went to see Veggie Tales Live.  Lil’man loved it.  While we were there we had him try on a Bob the Tomato hat.  His red little checks (it was hot in there) really complete the look, don’t you think?


That was our week.  Don’t forget, you can download all the printables (not all seen here) for FREE  at 2 Teaching Mommies.

Next Week we will be focusing on Pumpkins! I hope you stop by to check it out!

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  1. I LOVE his Bob the Tomato Hat!

  2. Awesome! Great unit! I am looking forward to using some of your printables with my kiddos. Thanks so much!

  3. What a cute idea to catch the letters and put them in jail. :)

  4. Oh my gosh. The Bob hat is just too cute! He looks like he had a lot of fun this week.

    And go ahead and link my post, I don't mind.

  5. I love the social studies lessons in particular. I have to start doing more of that!!

  6. We just love anything Melissa and Doug! They are such a great company and have helped us out for HMing for sure! Cute pictures.


  7. Love the S Safety collage ~ and all the ideas for this unit! Loving 2 Teaching Mommies, too! *Ü*


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