Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tot School - Ff

Tot School - Theme - Ff
Owen & Eli: 30 months old
Our letter Ff activities took quite a bit longer than expected to finish because we tried our hand at potty training this month. Ha! We should have focused on F is for Fail! : ) We're taking a little break from all of that craziness and waiting a little longer (maybe until the summer so they can pee on the grass instead of on my carpet!) and instead, focused on Ff is for Feet, Fingers and Fish! Just to introduce the letters, we started with shaving cream finger painting. I drew the letters in their foam and they traced with their own fingers. What a mess! But they really enjoyed it and smelled so good when they were finished : )

We did a lot with paint for this letter too. They fingerpainted to color in their letter outlines and we foot-painted on a long pieces of paper too. They loved that part and were surprisingly good at keeping their feet on the paper. I can't believe it took me this long to purchase washable paint. Genius invention!!

I found this activity and thought it was really cute for their age group. I didn't take a picture of the finished product, but you can see it in the original post under the 'Make a Fish' heading. I think next time I might just have them paint the paper because a lot of the strips fell off after I cut the fish out.
I made Counting Fish a while back but never got around to making a 'fishing pole' for them. No worries, Cranky to the rescue! We 'caught fish' and counted how many Cranky could hold up in the air (lots of focus on Four and Five because of the Ff sound). I know they are only 2 1/2, but I really like incorporating the spelling of the words we're using during activities too. I'm sure they aren't getting it yet, but it'll come eventually!

I made a road for their cars in the shape of the letter F and f too. They filled the road with their cars and made them drive really fast too. All kinds of Ff sounds going on!
I'm really hoping to get back on the Letter per Week schedule. We'll see if twin two year olds, a seven month old, and life will let that happen! To see what other Tot Schoolers are doing, click over to 1+1+1=1


Janet said...

I love that you keep up your blogs, Beth! It gives me a window to look through and see the kids growing up -- Thanks!!!! It's a huge blessing for family so far away in PA.

Theprincessandthetot said...

I simply adore the photo of their painted feet!! What fun! I like how you made a "road" in the letter F, too!