Sunday, September 6, 2009


Kimberly is now 40 months old.It seemed like Tot-School got away from me this week, but as I looked back, I realized that we did have many accomplishments.
I found a wonderful new Tot-School activity using these magnets this week. I bought the magnets here, and then printed the activity pages from here.
This is not an activity for any tot that still puts things in their mouths--the magnets are 7/8 of an inch and are definitely a choking hazard.
Kim just loved this activity and she did the pages I printed over and over again. At first she followed the colors, but then she enjoyed mixing her colors up.
We also are excited to have a new friend around the house!!
A Kimochi Bug.
Check out the great website about this cute character!
Kimochis help little ones learn all about feelings and how to deal with them.
Kimmy has had a great time with these and make sure to check back this week for a chance to win your own Kimochi.
To go along with our Kimochis, I made this great Feelings Tot-book.
Carisa at 1+1+1=1, put this together and shared it for all of us to use!!
It contains a section for colors and another for "letter feelings" I made a little pocket for these elements of the book. Kim can take out the colors and work on them away from the lapbook. I also kept the "letter" feelings loose (but in a pocket) so we can take them out and work with them a few at a time.
Kim's favorite part of this lap book is the "How are we feeling?" card. Carisa provides these very cute faces with different feels represented. Kim can explore the faces and talk about what would make someone feel the way the picture looks.
This is what she worked with on her own after we were done working together with the book.
Kim loves to "read" this book. I also made a pocket for this so that is could be removed and read away from the lapbook.
and more coloring.
The tot-book includes a set of feelings matching cards. Kim loves to play concentration and she is getting very good at it.
She also enjoyed playing with these cards on here own.

We made egg carton bugs this week.
She is very proud of her final product.
You can see the whole post about these here.
This is just too cute not to add. Kim was being a hatching egg.
I got a new game to Tot-School recently: Uno Moo. (We did not pay the Amazon price---it was about half that price at Wal-Mart)
The object of the game is to get all your animals into the barn.
We didn't follow the directions exactly---the game includes "skunks" which cause a player to draw two extra animals--Kim didn't understand this. It also has "farmers" that are wild. This too, was something Kim didn't understand.
We played by just matching the color or animal. This worked great and Kim is enjoying this.
Kimberly also joins in our homeschool art time.
This week we made pebble mosaics with the help of homemade playdough.
She also joined us when we explored geometric art.
Check out everyone's Tot-School week at 1+1+1=1.


Denise said...

Looks like a busy week of learning. I'll need to print the tree activity.

Rhonda said...

What a great week for Kim. Those dot magnets are so cute. I also love the new Kimochi Bug. Very neat.

The Activity Mom said...

I'd say the week didn't get away from you at all. =) I haven't seen that Uno moo game yet. I'll have to check that out.

Susana said...

I love, love, love your magnetic pages/activities! Thanks for sharing the links!

TwoHeartsTogether said...

Those magnets are awesome!! Love the idea of using a cookie sheet its so portable!

Mama Jenn said...

I LOVE the magnets and the sheets! Thank you for sharing the link!!!

Caseybumpinalong said...

Oh my goodness, what wonderful ideas! I'm definitely checking out the magnets and the feelings bug!

Penney Douglas said...

Great ideas. I'm excited to try some of them.