Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Toddler Ideas Tuesday: November 25, 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. 

The other day, I shared my Poppins Book Nook post for this month titled Surprises in the Kitchen With Poppins Book Nook. In the post, I shared a bit about the Alphabet Soup Learning Trays I created for the younger children. There was a letter matching tray for Harold.

Hannah's tray also had a letter matching sheet, using only lower case letters. She also had Word Family sheets.

For Toddler Idea Tuesday, I wanted to go through the step-by-step process for these Word Family sheets.

First Hannah had to use her spoon to find the "a" and the "d" so we could work on blending the ending. She knows the sounds of the letters, but is still struggling with blending them.

 She then had to scoop out another letter and place it on the line.  She would say the sound of each letter and then we worked on blending them together.

She then moves the beginning letter off to the side and moves the "ad" down to the next line. I actually made 3 lines because I was going to have her write the letter to make the word. We haven't done that yet.  Letters that do not make a word are added into the pile (I realize cad is a word, but not one I wanted to really have to explain). Then she finds a new letter.

She then repeated the above step.

I plan to have her work on writing the words. I will also be adding more letters and using different Word Families to keep this activity fresh for Hannah.

Now onto:

Toddler Idea Tuesday Features

On my last Toddler Idea Tuesday post, there were 4 wonderful posts linked up. Today's Feature was randomly selected. 

Joanna from Clark and Luci Learn shared her post, Germs and the Importance of Handwashing. Stop by to check out this really neat, hands-on idea for teaching children how germs spread and how to get rid of them.  

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your toddlers and preschoolers? 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. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.



  1. Carmen Perez says: This looks like a great learning actvity for little ones!

  2. This is a great learning exercise and it's fun too! Perfect for learning letter, sounds and words!

  3. I love this activity. I am always trying to find new educational things to do with my boys.

  4. An amazing learning idea and fun too. Nice post

  5. That is a great idea! love it!!!! my daughter is 2, we are currently working on numbers.

  6. What a great idea! It looks fun for little ones too!

  7. I think it's terrific to create learning activities that are incorporated into a typical day. I love the letters and word building. My kids are older now.

  8. Love the fact that they’re using their fine motor skills to scoop them out first. Looks like a fun way to teach tots letters and word sounds!

  9. Wow, Thank you for the great idea. I will share this to a friend.


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