Saturday, February 22, 2014

Update to Sequencing Cards

I mentioned back at the Preschool's Out for a Week post that I got these but hadn't used them. Well we used them, and they rock! My son already loves his Scout animal (the one that sings their name in songs and such), so it was easy for him to find interest in the cards. Both sets (sequencing and opposite mach up) are awesome for building preschool cognition. They say ages 4 and up, but he's barely 3 and did wonderfully. This set is much cheaper than the Melissa and Doug sequencing blocks I've been coveting.  Here's one way we used the cards, with pipe cleaners to "draw lines" to the matches. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Alphabet Box

Rubber Band Painting

Marble Bag Mix

I used zip lock bags and a few marbles in each with the paint. We mixed red and blue to make purple; blue and yellow to make green; yellow and orange to make red; and red and white to make pink. I hear that orange and blue make brown, but we didn't try it (hard to transfer mixed paint out of a bag).

Number Toss

I used a cut up toilet paper roll. You could do this with letters too. Toss the letters or numbers in order.

Block Counting

What's in the Sock?

Gather items while child is napping or occupied. Make sure they fit inside a sock. Hide each item inside and allow child to feel and guess what it is. Allow child to see item and repeat.

Sticky Pom Counting

This is clear packaging tape curled under just a bit at the top to stick to the wall and to leave its sticky service out to receive the poms.

Pom Pom Race

Tougher than it looks to keep that pom inside the box!

Play Doh Cup cake Counting

We ran out of candles and had to use toothpicks.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Crocodile Game

Crocodile, Crocodile, down by the lake. I'm reaching in to see what you ate!

I used an empty sandwich bag box. We used the letters in his name. We sang  the song, and he identified the letter.

Saturday, February 15, 2014