Super Tot will be 36 months old on THURSDAY!
This is our final week of review before starting back up with our Letter of the Week activities. Here is a preview of our trays for the week:
Place each letter card into the correct cup.
I made alphabet cards out of cardstock (planning to make a complete set of each color). I used an overhead marker to write the letters inside the cups, as the marker is easily washed off later.
Place the correct number of disks into each section of the egg crate.
I cut an egg carton in half and wrote the numbers in the bottom of each cup.
~counting, number recognition~
Use dry erase marker to trace the letters.
In addition to having Super Tot trace all the letters on his own, I plan to also give him instructions such as, "trace the uppercase letter A." The template, along with several others, is available here.
~pre-writing, letter recognition~
Shape Sticker Sorting
Place each shape sticker into the correct box on the sheet.
Super Tot loves stickers, and he is really enjoying working with shapes. This activity will introduce a couple new shapes (octagon & crescent), as well as provide great fine motor & shape review. Once he has completed the activity, I will have him point out various colors and shapes.
~fine motor, shape matching & recognition, color recognition~
Place each animal card in the correct classification box.
I have 5 cards out for each classification. I will change them out throughout the week. The cards are a favorite tool of ours that we have been using for about 7 years now. They are available here. There were a little expensive, but well worth the price considering how often we use them.
Counting Birthday Presents
Count the number of gifts on each sheet.
Thursday is Super Tot's birthday, so I wanted to have at least one birthday theme activity this week. I made 7 birthday cake mats (one in each color of the rainbow, plus pink) out of construction paper. Each has a different number of presents surrounding the cake. Super Tot will count the gifts for a specific color that I request, and I will assist him in writing the numbers.
~counting, pre-writing, number recognition, color recognition~
Peel the orange and place the pieces of peel into the crate. Eat the orange!
Super Tot loves these Cutie oranges. I figured he is ready to peel them himself, so we will work on that during snacks this week.
~motor work & practical life skills~
Paper Clipping Colors
Place each paper clip onto the correct color of paint swatch.
We have done this activity many times. I also use this in one of my Busy Bags.
~fine motor, color recognition & matching~