Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tot School - Frogs

Aiden is currently 39 months


Our theme this week was Frogs and the letter F. 

Letter of the Week

Aiden used dot paints to paint the letter F and added frog stickers.  IMG_1253

Book of the Week and Craft

We read Froggy Gets Dressed.  To go along with the book we made a really cute frog, which we found here.IMG_1231 IMG_1235

We changed the craft a little and used yellow dot stickers for the frogs spots and a pipe cleaner as our hanger.IMG_1238


Aiden counted how many flies he could catch with a fly swatter.  The fly swatter has two velcro strips on it to catch the flies, which are felt circles. IMG_1243

I introduced the concept of small, medium and large.  Aiden sorted the pompoms by size and used tongs to put them in the correct size tube.  IMG_1193

He decided it was more fun to pick the pompoms up with his teeth and put them in the tubes.IMG_1201


Aiden loves cutting paint swatches.  This is one activity that will hold his attention for quite some time.IMG_1188

Pre-Writing Skills

Aiden enjoys scribbling on paper and I find paper all over the house.  I finally gave him a notebook of his own to scribble and draw in.  He told me the picture below was of a frog playing in a pond.IMG_1029

Tot Trays

He hammered golf tees into styrofoam.IMG_1237

We pulled out on of Aiden’s favorite toys, Drill and Design Activity Center.   IMG_1221

And finally, Aiden transferred colored pasta from one container to another.  I’m still finding pasta on the floor.     IMG_1227

To see what others are doing in their Tot Schools visit Carisa’s site 1+1+1+1.


Karen said...

I love the idea of using the paint samples for cutting! That is a great idea and one I will definitely be using in the future.

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

What a fun week - I love the frog craft! Great idea using the paint swatch for cutting!

Carisa said...

Great, great tray ideas!!! I am adding some to my growing list!

The Activity Mom said...

Love your fly swatter activity! What a fun week!

Our Little Family said...

What a great week!! My daughter, Maddie, absolutely LOVES all the Froggy books and would probably go bananas if we made a frog! I'm definitely keeping that starred. I also love the fly swatter idea!! So cute!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful week! I LOVE the fly swatter game!! so creative!

Susan said...

That frog is so cute. We are having F week at our house in a few weeks and I will definitely be referencing your post. Thanks!

Our Country Road said...

You did so many fun things this week! The frog is adorable, the fly swatting game is fantastic, and I know one little boy who would LOVE the drill and design game. Thank you for sharing!!

Jen said...

I love the frog craft. I'll have to try that with my daughter when we get to our F week!

Jolanthe said...

Ooooo!!! Paint sample strips ~ gonna have to take a trip to Lowes soon!!

Shelly said...

I love the fly swatter activity and the paint chip cutting. I am headed to the hardware store today... my lil tot loves to cut too... we will be using this idea! thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

u seem to be doing great teaching your son, but don't you think part of pre school learning is socializing with other children in the classroom?

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