Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Toddler Ideas Tuesday: March 24, 2015



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. 

This month's theme for the Poppins Book Nook is Weather. Now, I am not going to be sharing our actual Book Nook post until next Monday, but I wanted to share the fun spin-off craft we made yesterday.

One of the favorite books I used to read when I worked at the Montessori was Nimby by Jasper Tomkins. I was thrilled to see our library had this book when I was looking for books related to weather. In this story, a little cloud named Nimby frustrates the cloud family by never doing what everyone else is doing. He would rather make fun shapes than conform to what they want to do. He ends up going off on his own and finding a fun friend. He discovers an island that can also change shapes. They enjoy their days together creating things to complement each other's imaginations.

The children each picked one of these creations to make using brown construction paper and cotton balls.

Tabitha made a fountain.


Amelia made an ice cream sundae.


Hannah made the mysterious castle.


Harold chose to make the banana.


This was a really simple craft, though the younger children needed help shaping the island. Hannah cut hers out by herself and I helped Harold.

Now onto:


Toddler Idea Tuesday Features


On my last Toddler Idea Tuesday post, there were 7 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post. 

This week's randomly selected post is:



Jennifer from Study at Home Mama shared a wonderful post on Teaching Kids How to Read CVC Words

The post with the most clicks is:



Jennifer from Study at Home Mama also share a lovely Easter craft:  Puffy Paint Easter Eggs (with a Montessori twist)

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.

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