Friday, December 3, 2010

Tot School - Dd

Tot School - Theme - Dd
Owen & Eli: 27 months old

This week we focused on the Letter Dd is for Dinosaurs, Ducks and Dirt. We started off the week with the Letter of the Week activities from Totally Tots. They were pretty excited when they realized that all the foam shapes turned into a dinosaur! I tried to remind them that the lower case d was a Daisy, but they insisted that it was a flower. We also used Do-a-Dots on outlines of capital and lowercase Ds.

I painted their feet so they could make ducks - or duck feet, as they called them. Super simple! Just make a footprint and add a beak and wing out of foam or construction paper and draw on an eye and the legs. They loved it!

Dinosaurs were a big hit this week. We used watercolors, crayons and stickers on dinosaur coloring sheets, did our Melissa and Doug dinosaur jigsaw puzzles (tons of times!) and watched a couple episodes of Dinosaur Train on PBS and the Letter D on Starfall.com

We happened to have a 72 degree day here in Dallas, so I took advantage of it and used the leftover soil pellets that I had from our week on nature. We added water and the dirt expanded into a big pile that I hid dinosaurs, buttons and colorful rocks for them to find. They used shovels and tiny forks and spoons to dig around and had a great time getting dirty!
To top off a great week, we smashed Oreos with shovels and made dirt sundaes!
Letter Ee is next week and I'm having a bit of a hard time coming up with activities. Let me know if you've done anything fun! To see what other Tot Schoolers are doing this week, check out 1+1+1=1.

7 comments:

Lindsay said...

Great letter D activities. I am sure you thought of it but we did some elephant activities when we did letter e last year. Also maybe some egg activities (plastic Easter eggs and do races, or matching the tops and the bottoms)

Monica said...

Nice activities. It made me think of the book "I Wish That I Had Duck Feet" -- a great one to check out if you've been doing things with Dd or ducks.

Kate said...

What a great week! That duck footprint is so adorable!

Ewa said...

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Lisa Grace said...

Hi, your newest follower here :)

I *love* your ideas and your encouragement! I've been looking for fresh inspiration and have found it; thanks.

Niki said...

I have 20 month old twins and have just discovered the Tot School blogs. I was encouraged to find another mom of twins and then to see you're in Dallas too! Just had to say "hi" from another DFW Twin mom.