Love Bug is currently 35.5 months
Penguins!! We LOVE penguins at our house. This week I didn't find a penguin unit that I absolutely loved, so I threw some things together from here and there.
I found some penguin activities over at Lawteedah.
We have been busy planning Love Bug's older brother, Jedi's birthday party for the past several weeks. I worked on that while Love Bug worked on her tot school, so pictures are lacking this week. I just totally forgot about photos! :(
Love Bug read a LOT of books about penguins this week. She also did some penguin size sorting, color matching and painting.
(Tots Together is a day each week a few parents of "home preschool" tots get our kids together to socialize and practice being in a group setting while learning.)
We had a great tots together day!
We had March of the Penguins playing in the background and the tots watched the penguins from time to time during our morning.
We got out our Pictureka Penguin Game and played a counting game
We sat in a circle and counted our cards as the penguin dealt them out to us. I had the tots count three cards first, then added three more, etc until we got to ten. It helped them practice their counting several times by stopping and starting again.
We went on a hunt for things that start with the Letter P. I set out items in another room and had them all find four items each. This time around I ONLY put out items that start with P. This was the first time we did this together and I wanted them all to get their items for the next part.
We then sat down and took turns pulling things out of our bags. The tot who's turn it was would hold up their item and say what it was. We would then decide if it started with P (of course it did)
The other tots would hold up their "P is for Penguin" card if it did.
We made a letter P Penguin- which we've done here before, but who can resist?
We did potato painting Penguins- (thanks TH)
Not only did I NOT get a final picture of the penguins, but it's also gone missing! Sorry that I don't have it to show you. You can see where its going though. We added an eye and beak.
We learned about penguins and practiced waddling with our babies on our feet (thanks RJ)
and sliding on our tummies
We counted fishes and put them on our penguin's tummies...some tots put on too many fishes and had to eat them to get the right amount that was on their card.
and we had a penguin treat. I used what I had on hand, so these are made with Famous chocolate wafers (three of them), frosting, chocolate chips, jelly bellies and candy corn.
It was a great week!
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