Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tot School: St Patricks Day


Sweet P is 22 mos

We were on vacation over St. P's day, so I did a few things the week before and then another craft this past week. But nonetheless, she learned about the color green and definitely about leprechauns and rainbows!

Our sensory bucket was full of green items. I thought I had a picture, but I don't so here is a list of the items, instead!
- Green pom poms, green letters from foam puzzles, green poker chips from LCR game, green vegetable and fruit flashcards, Larry the cucumber (Veggie Tales) hand puppet, green magnetic fish, quilted numbers, March calendar tile, shamrock calendar tile, foam frog from a book, foam alligator from a book, alligator flashcard and green bells.

God's Rainbow Minibook: I found this rainbow minibook at Christian Preschool Printables. The words mimic the creation story as God's creates the rainbow. I handed her the correct color and had her color the page with the designated color. The book is so cute and easy to make. I can't wait to make more!
Build a Leprechaun: I cut out shapes for her to build a leprechaun and she helped me apply glue, then pasted them on a green sheet of paper. We have it hanging on the backdoor and she loves to point at it at say "Keckachaun!"
Color Matching Cards: These cards are from Homeschool Creations. I left them uncut and we talked about each of the colors and pictures. After we did all that, she got her magnetic fish and put the right color of fish on the color sheet. There are 10 sheets with 6 pictures, so I thought she might be overwhelmed if I cut out all 60 cards!

Reading on the couch. She LOVES that book.
Rainbow Color Matching: I can't remember where I saw this idea (because I didn't save it and it's been a few weeks...and my brain doesn't retain info well), but I drew a rainbow on a piece of cardstock, then cut out ROYGBV (I left out indigo) rainbows and put them all together. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, but figured it out last week. I cut out colored things from a magazine (gold fish, grapes, leaves, etc) and asked her what color they were. Then I said, "Where's the (whatever color the item was) rainbow?" She'd point to it and paste the item on the rainbow. Needless to say, I only had 2 magazines and only found 1 orange item and 1 purple item! I think I'll do this again with her.