Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tot School – Dinosaurs

~Aiden is currently 40 months old~

Our theme this week was dinosaurs and the letter D. 

Letter of the Week

We made our D is for Dinosaur, and read Aiden’s favorite book Dino Pets.

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Aiden used Do-a-dot paints to paint the letter D.

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Gluing pictures of things that start with the letter D.  I found the alphabet worksheets at Homeschool Creations.

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His completed letter D file folder.

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Alphabet

This was Aiden’s favorite activity this week.  We stacked his blocks, adding a sticky note with a letter of the alphabet to each tower we made.  He wore dinosaur shoes that I made out of foam sheets. IMG_1627

I would call out a letter of the alphabet and he would roar and act like a dinosaur, knocking over the block tower with the correct letter.

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Playing with his magnetic letters and numbers.

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Reading and Pre-Writing

Reading with the Leapfrog Tag reading system.  I originally bought this for my daughter, but Aiden loves it!IMG_1569

Tracing dinosaur pre-writing cards from Confessions of a Homeschooler.

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Math

Counting dinosaurs as her transferred them into pens.

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Color Matching

He went on a dinosaur hunt.  Matching the colored dinosaur

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to the correct color card.  I found the game here.

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Tot Trays

I added dinosaurs stickers to strips of paper.  Aiden cut in-between the dinosaurs.

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Painting a dinosaur. 

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Using a dinosaur stamp.

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Matching his toy dinosaurs to an electronic interactive game we found at the thrift store.   

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Other Activities     

Pouring rice into a bottle.

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Science

We read Fossils Tell of Long Ago.

Fossils Tell of Long Ago (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Then Aiden went on an archaeologists dig.   I put the dinosaurs fossils and eggs, that we made earlier in the week, in the sandbox for him to find.

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Breaking open the dinosaur eggs.

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Kitchen Time

Mixing some flour and water.

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Putting away silverware. 

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Just for Fun

Aiden climbing the rock wall at the Children’s Museum.

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Mommies favorite picture!

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To check out more Tot School posts, visit Carisa at 1+1+1=1.

-Cindy

8 comments:

Lisa said...

What fun ideas! I love the block tower~

sbswtp said...

Great week! The rock wall looks like fun!

Cara said...

What great ideas!

Susan said...

Those dinosaur shoes are a must make for me. I have a dinosaur lover here as well. I also really like the color game. Somehow I missed that when we did dinosaurs a few months ago. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Cindy said...

I need to make the dino shoes. They are the best!

Donette said...

i think those eggs and fossils look GREAT!

Jolanthe said...

Those shoes are just too cute!! :) Love 'em!

GranolaMom4God said...

You were busy! Love how you followed through with your theme week. Lots of great activities. We LOVE Do-A-Dots!

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