Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tot School August 8

Tot School

This week in Tot School:

We worked on the letters H and I. We put hand prints on the H's, created a House and tree from shapes (Crumpet glued them on, so it looks a bit like the house has been hit by an earthquake...) and we made an ice cream cone complete with sprinkles for our I.

We went on a Hunt for Insects.

We played with puppets a lot this week.

Crumpet decided to sort his diapers (sigh, still in diapers :)) by pictures, and then we counted them and talked about more and less.

We learned about how the Earth's rotation causes day and night using a flashlight and a globe. Crumpet thought this was really neat. (from "Slow and Steady, Get me Ready")

We finally tried painting using spray bottles.

We built a lot of forts this week.

We practiced taping a variety of objects to paper. Crumpet found this very difficult and gave up quickly. Crumpet loves making pretend cakes with playdoh and blowing out his birthday candles.

We made a paddle from a paper plate and a popsicle stick and used it to chase balloons around the house. Crumpet loved this and it kept him active for a long time, on several different days. When the paddle broke, we used wooden spoons which worked even better.
We had a fun week. Hope you did too!


  1. Great ideas! I love the globe idea. I have been meaning to check out "Slow and Steady Get me Ready" from the library for some time.

    Thanks for posting!

  2. The spray paint art looks fun. Love the play doh bday cake--such a cute idea. You are very creative!

  3. So much fun! I love the balloon/paddle idea! I saw this on someone else's blog and have been meaning to do it with Sunshine! Maybe this week!

  4. I really like the balloon and paddle idea too! And I may have to use your shapes house when we work on the letter H too! Great ideas!

  5. This sounds like a good week. It's neat that you let him use real candles on his pretend cake - he must be a very careful boy.