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Monday, April 11, 2011

Tot School: Spring

A and I have been slowly easing into tot school activities.  It's very relaxed and we only do the activity if she is into it.  I like having time that is focused on her, and that she enjoys it.  A friend of mine (also a former teacher) and I are planning on working together and have set up a curriculum already for our two tots this year.  We're both excited to see how much these little ones grow!
Here are our activities for this week:

Sorting BIG and small eggs

Matching eggs by color

Matching the flower to its color word (print yours here.)

Building a flower (these are from Playskool, we got it at a thrift store)  A pulls these out frequently throughout the day.

Arranging flowers

Umbrella colors and numbers book (get yours here.)

Freshly made play dough with spring cutters

We'll also spend time reading spring books and going outside.

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Lulu said...

A great week!!

We are doing "Spring" this week and then "Easter" the week after next. I am loving Tot School and I think my son is too but I think the themes are lost on him but they certainly help me stay focused.

I love the umbrella/colour book- thanks for sharing. Might be a bit much for my tot now but for another time definitely.

I also have flower arranging on our curriculum for this week! I think he will like it since he loves putting things in other things!

Mandy Jane said...

Thanks! I do have my little one do the tot book one page at a time and it takes a week or two. She really enjoys looking at her finished work.

Thanks for visiting!!

Nicolette said...

The big and little bins are a great idea. Thanks for sharing. We are going to try that soon.

Mandy Jane said...


We tried it with big and little shamrocks last month and I was surprised at how quickly she got the hang of it! She really enjoyed the activity. Hope your little one has as much fun as mine did!

Justine said...

I stumbled upon your blog through My delicious ambiguity. It's great! I love your ideas for spring!

Mandy Jane said...

Thanks for visiting, Justine! I'm glad you enjoy the blog!

Stephanie said...

Love your ideas!!! So cute! Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway!!! Andi wanted to let you know that i also made the rainbow people for my kiddos for Easter! I had so much fun making them and can't wait for my daughter to see them! Im making the little cup/colored ball set this weekend i think! Have you seen those???

Stephanie said...

Oh....and I'm your newest follower!! :)

Mandy Jane said...


I love your blog!! Yes, I've seen the cup/colored ball set and have it on my idea/to do list. I'm happy you visited and like the ideas. :)

Brookie said...

I LOVE how you set up the big/small eggs! Perfect! We have been enjoying sorting by color in buckets that match our eggs. Way to go A and Mama!!

Mandy Jane said...


I like the idea of the eggs and color buckets. I'll have to see if we have some colored bowls for A to try it!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of fun learning! I'm stopping by from Preschool Corner.