Tot School Spring Plans – 2014

 

So, with baby boy’s arrival days away, this is a great stretch to think that I’ll get to do any Tot School teaching this spring; however, I wanted to go ahead and put some ideas together in hopes that we’ll get to do some of them? Or maybe you can just use them all and let me know how it goes?!

Either way, I’m starting with last year’s post which had several activities the girls weren’t fully ready for yet. Most of them are Easter-focused. Enjoy!

Bible Verse: “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said!” Matthew 28:6

A great adaptation for the Easter Bunny.

I also love this toddler version of Resurrection Eggs.

Books: 

Love this link of Christ-centered Easter books – hoping to find some on Amazon.

Other books I’ll look for at the library:

  • Easter Bugs – David A. Carter
  • Bunny’s Noisy Book – Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit- Beatrix Potter
  • The Flopsy Bunnies – Beatrix Potter
  • What Does Bunny See? – Linda Sue Park

Color Focus: Reviewing all colors (maybe introduce the idea of “pastel”)

Shape Focus: Oval – Stickers activity

Oval sheet

Letter Focus: Ee

Ee Flashcards

Easter Coloring Pages

E Is For Egg Coloring Page

Music: Grooveshark Playlist

Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Little Bunny Foo Foo

Art Exploration:

Bubble Painting

Do-a-Dot Art

Handprint Gift Ideas

Easy Cross Craft

Dramatic Play:

Felt Easter Basket – same as our Christmas tree/snowman

Science/Sensory:

Easter/Spring Sensory Bin

Chocolate-Scented Playdoh

taken from this blog

1 ¼ c. flour
½ c. cocoa powder
½ c. salt
½ T. cream of tartar
1 ½ T. cooking oil
1 c. boiling water
Mix the dry ingredients. Add the oil and boiling water. Stir quickly, mixing
well. When cool, mix with your hands.

Math:

Cross Color Puzzles

Color Matching (eggs with pompons)

Snowball Catch –  Changing it to work with eggs/pompons
Write numbers in the bottom of each section of an empty egg carton.
Have each child put 1 snowball (cotton ball) in the egg carton. Close
the cover and shake it. Then open it up and see which number it landed
in. Then ask child to count out that many snowballs.
Source – Oopsey Daisy

Big/Small Sort of some sort

Motor Skills:

Would love to do a tonging activity of some kind

Pushing through styrofoam

Spring Lacing Set (Target Dollar Bins)

Snack Ideas:

Lots of ideas from the Happy Home Fairy

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