Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tot School – Pigs

~Aiden is currently 39 months old~

In honor of National Pig Day (sheer luck that this coincided with our plans for the week), which is March 1st, our theme this week was pigs and the Letter P.  

Letter of the Week

I cut out the shapes needed to turn the letter P into a pig.


  and Aiden glued everything together. IMG_1315

I made a pig alphabet matching game, which he was not thrilled about.  Oh well, maybe when he gets a little older.


Book of the Week and Craft

Aiden’s favorite book this week was The Three Little Pigs.

We made a pig finger puppet to go with the book (next time I will laminate so it doesn’t get bent.)

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and a pig out of a water bottle.

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Aiden made pink finger prints on index cards,


which we turned into a Pig Counting Book (1-10).




I hid a pig under a house and Aiden would try and guess which color house he was hiding under.


This was a hit!


Tot Trays

He matched fabric patterns and shapes.


He played with Stamping Sticks.


Aiden used the hole punch and a star punch.   This is another activity that keeps him occupied until he runs out of paper.


I set out some sequencing puzzles for him.  He looked at the pictures but was not interested in putting them together. 


We worked on the concept of beside, on, in, under, and behind using a pig and a little barn.

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That was our week.  You can check out what other moms are doing with their tots at 1+1+1=1.



Carisa said...

I LOVE the P is for pig...soo cute!

Lisa said...

Love the bottle pig! Great ideas!

Nicki said...

I love these activities! Maybe I will do a pig unit after St. Patrick's day... I was going to do owls next, but I really love your ideas here!!!

Our Little Family said...

Wow, so many great pig ideas! I was thinking of doing a farm unit soon but maybe we'll just do a week of pigs! Love it!

Giggly Girls said...

Oh my do I love the P is for pig. I can't wait to get to P now. Sadly, we're only on B. LOL

Susan said...

The water bottle pig is too cute!

Anonymous said...

That P pig is super cute and so is the water bottle pig :-)

jd6405 said...

Love love love the P pig!! So cute! And the pig bottle and the finger print counting book! What a super week!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

Very cute theme! I LOVE the pig bottle craft! Great job, Nice blog - 1st time visiting! :)

Char said...

Love your ideas. I just found your blog through tot school.

Cindy said...

I just found you too. Love the pig alphabet game. I just downloaded it. I hope to do a farm theme soon. Awesome week!

Our Country Road said...

Oh my goodness your pig game is so stinking cute!! You did an awesome job making it! Thank you so much for sharing!! I love the fabric and shape matching, too. Awesome ideas!!

Tara said...

I love all the activities you did and how they all go so well together. Do you make new things each week?

Jen said...

Such creative ideas! Thanks also for posting the link to the stamping sticks. My daughter loves to stamp and I hadn't seen those yet.

Shelly said...

I love all of it!!! my favorite is def. the pig bottle!!! Super cute and I have to get some of the stampin sticks!!! looks like a FUN week...

kewkew said...

I followed a link at The Attached Mama's Ultimate Alphabet Craft Collection to a blog ( who had made the P pig you have here. It is just so cute. I will be posting about it in this weeks What My Child is Reading and my end of week post. Have you thought of linking some of your craft ideas up to the Ultimate Collection? You have some great ideas.

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