Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Toddler Ideas Tuesday: September 9, 2014

Welcome back to Toddler Idea Tuesdays! I hope you will join with me again in sharing the fun activities, crafts, and lessons that you are doing with your young children. 

Two weeks ago I said I was going to share some of the fun things we did this past summer in last week's post. Unfortunately, last week's post never got posted because we have been having major computer and internet issues. So, I am just going to bypass summer altogether and share what Hannah and Harold were up to last week during our first week of school.

I am using Horizons preschool with the two youngest kiddos. I didn't use a set curriculum with either Tabitha or Amelia as we just worked on my letter of the week lessons.  This year, I just felt like I needed a bit of guidance while teaching the younger two at the same time as trying to teach the older two. I was very thankful to get the chance to review the preschool curriculum from Horizons.

Last week we focused on Genesis 1:1 as our Bible verse, the letter A, the number 1, the colors red, blue, and green, and the triangle.

We talked about how God, our heavenly Father gave us the earth just like our daddy gives us good things.  

Hannah practiced tracing the letter A. I also pulled out the Fundanoodle I Can Build Upper Case Letters! for her to practice forming the letter.

She worked on making triangles, tracing and coloring them, and cutting them out.

We learned what the numeral 1 looks like and what the quantity looks like.

We read the Bible story of the woman who loses 1 silver coin and hunts for it. Then they completed a project.

We also practiced writing our letter A's on the chalkboard. I will write the letters, have them use a wet paper towel to wipe it off using the correct strokes, and then rewrite the letter in the damp spot  that shows where the letter should go.

Hannah practiced writing some more.

She also joined us to label a Bible Lands map. This was an activity from My Father's World 1st grade.

We also worked on making Litter Bug Bags together.

I found these fun manipulatives at a yard sale this summer. They also come with activity ideas and mats to work on. For now, I am just allowing them to play with them on the mats. 

Now onto:

Toddler Idea Tuesday Feature

Two weeks ago, there were 13 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on posts. 

This week's randomly selected post is:

New Years Craft: Homemade Noise Makers, posted by Christianity Cove

The following posts tied for the top-clicked posts.

Thankful ABC Tree, also from Christianity Cove.

Put Those Toddlers to Work posted by Tolivers to Texas

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your toddler? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas board and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up. Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our toddler time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your toddler, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized.


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