Showing posts with label Shapes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shapes. Show all posts

Friday, October 1, 2010

I Spy Shapes...

For our stART project this week, we focused on shapes. First, we read Shapes, Shapes, Shapes.

This is a great book to help discuss that there are shapes all around us and to help describe what type of shapes we see in our environment.

Then, I printed off these super cool Shape Viewers (laminated, glued Popsicle sticks to the back to make sturdier, then added one more for the handle).

As we read, Eye Spy Shapes, we played the game too with the new shape viewers!! Izzie had so much fun discovering all the different shapes around the house.

To see more stART activities, visit A Mommy's Adventures.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

stART: Mouse Shapes

For Izzie's stART project this week, we read Mouse Shapes.

She made an awesome abstract piece of art out of shapes!

To see more stART projects, head over to A Mommy's Adventures!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tot School

We had a laid back Tot School week. Mac had her 18-month well-check appointment. She weighs in at 23 pounds and is 31 inches tall.

Mac working on a shelf activity. This week's theme was shapes. To see all her shelf activities, click here.

This was her first time watercolor painting!

Play-doh has become a favorite activity! She loves tearing it into little pieces!

She has begun pretend playing...she feeds her stuff animals, puts them to bed, gives them hugs and kisses, and recently began changing their diapers too!


Favorite photo of the week.

Mac is 19 months old

To see more Tot School activities, check out 1+1+1=1.

Tot School

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Preschool: Letter L and Shapes

This week, Izzie has been learning about the letter "L", number "2", sight word "see", and shapes! Her Bible Verse for the unit is from Raising Rock Stars (Letter L).

Science this week...learning about herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. Detailed post here.

Writing and Phonics...with crafts too!

She is becoming so focused on her "school work" and really enjoys writing! Here she is practicing writing the letter L on her dry-erase board (4 pack/$1 at Target).

Sorting capital and lowercase lollipop letters...printable found here.

We had a fun time picking out books this week for the Letter L. We read several books about llamas and completed a capital L llama craft (more pictures here).

Here's here lowercase lollipop letter "i".

And, for her stART project, she created a lion made from circles!

This week for Math, Izzie focused on writing the number 2, skip counting by 2's, and reviewing shapes.

She learned to skip count by 2's! Printable handout here.


She completed a lot of math workbook sheets this week and LOVED it!!

One of her favorite activities was completing this wipe-off shapes activity book. I appreciate these types of books...she can do the pages over and over again!!

I printed off a traceable shapes page and slid it into a page protector to help her draw the shapes. She's really good at drawing circles and squares by herself.

Completing her shapes pocket chart. These wonderful shape cards can be found here! There are several more shapes that are included, but I chose to have her only focus on square, circle, triangle, and rectangle.

Working on her shelf here to see this week's shelf activities...all about shapes!

Another simple way to review shapes...

Other activities this week included...

Ballet and Tap lessons!

She had the best time and asks at least 100 times a day, "Is it Saturday, yet?"

Water-color painting with Mac.

Playing Sorry! Her newest favorite game!

My favorite picture of the week!

Izzie is 48 months old

To see more Preschool activities, head over to Homeschool Creations!

preschool corner

Sorting Shapes

Quick and simple way to review shapes...

I found these little white bags at Michael's, then simply drew the desired shapes on the front.
I gave Izzie a handful of foam shapes and she went to town!

I am excited to find more uses for the bags...colors, numbers, oh...the list can go on forever!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What's On The Shelf? Shapes!

This week's shelf theme is all about shapes!

Izzie is 48 months old. Her shelf activities...

Melissa and Doug shape sorter. For now, I'm only having her "name" the common shapes...square, circle, rectangle, triangle, star, and oval.

I'm not sure the brand of this pegboard (yard sale find for $1).

Instead of making the shapes, Izzie preferred to make patterns with the pegs. Notice her tap shoes? She started tap lessons on Saturday and hasn't taken off her tap shoes!

Melissa and Doug: Beginner Pattern Blocks

Melissa and Doug Shape Puzzle

After our trip to Target, her tap shoes were replaced by her new Dora flotation suit!

Once Izzie completes the puzzle, she hands it over to Mac, who removes the puzzle pieces and places them back into the basket...teamwork!

Mac is 19 months old. This week's activities...

Stacking Blocks and Stacking Cups

Sorting squares by color. I found these little squares at Target (50 for $1) in the dollar aisle. I simply taped color squares to the tray and showed her how to match the colors.

She was more interested in stacking the blocks and then knocking them down!

One of her favorite toys...Melissa and Doug Rainbow Stacker.

Fisher Price Shape Sorter

I like removing the top from the bottom, so the shapes do not fall through. It helps her see what shapes have been used and what slots are still available.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter Activities

I was able to find a ton of ideas for Easter shelf activities! The first morning that all the new Easter theme activities were on the shelf, the girls were so excited!

The sensory bin caught their attention, first. Inside the sensory bin: grass, eggs, rubber ducks, stretchy bunnies, shovel and scoop. They spent hours playing with these items (and, yes...I'm still finding grass).

I also included two baskets with several eggs in each. We hid and found numerous eggs throughout the week! Mac mastered opening the plastic eggs.

For fine motor skills, Izzie enjoyed matching the large Styrofoam eggs (Dollar Tree) to their correct color. I simply used markers to color on the circular Styrofoam (Dollor Tree).

In addition, I brought back out an activity that she completed last year...transferring eggs from a basket to a plate, using tongs. She didn't use the tongs in last year's picture. I found a cute pair of small bunny tongs at Michael's that she used and was successful in transferring the eggs. She enjoyed this activity the most, unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures!

Both girls enjoyed placing the hanging eggs (Dollar Tree) on the tree (Dollar Tree). Izzie is really excited about patterns, lately, and has been organizing everything into patterns...she really had fun creating patterns with the eggs on the tree.

I adapted an activity that Izzie did last year. Instead of matching up numbers, I made it a little more complicated. I kept the top portion of the egg as a number, then add the correct amount of stickers to the bottom portion of the egg. To keep from getting too frustrated, the eggs were only numbered 1-10. This was probably Izzie's least favorite shelf activity for the week...I think it was too time consuming and since the eggs are circular, some of the stickers went all the way around the egg, which made Izzie loose count and have to start over, again and again.

The musical eggs were also included on the shelf. Mac really enjoys just shaking the eggs and making music with them!

Another activity that Izzie completed last year was this matching shapes game. I really love having activities/games already created that I can bring back out! Even being a year older, she still really enjoyed matching the eggs to the correct shapes!

We traveled for a long Easter weekend to visit my in-laws. The girls had a blast playing and entertaining Grandma and Grandad. We took the girls to an Easter egg hunt, where 10,000 eggs were hidden...and it was super crowded, too crowded. Thankfully, it was sectioned off into age groups, but it was still way too crowed. The girls also had a great time coloring eggs with Grandma.

The girls received this adorable bunny Popsicle holder from their Great Aunt. I was super excited to put it to use! And, as you can tell...the girls were super excited too!, this post layout looks really weird! I tried a new layout...trying to use less space with more pictures and when I previewed the post, it looked like everything was where is was suppose to be. But, now that it's uploaded, everything is out of whack! I'm way too lazy to go back and rewrite this post...back to the old layout, next time!

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