Tot School - Letter Oo is for Ocean and Owen!
Owen and Eli: 41 months old
We hit up the library before the week began and chose lots of Ocean themed books. We even found a really cute book about a little mouse named Owen!
We played a few 'following directions' games this week. For the first one I would draw an ocean animal on the magna doodle and they would have to attempt to draw the same one. We used a jellyfish, crab, fish, seaweed and ocean waves. For the second game we drew Owen! They took turns following the directions on the page, then I gave a few more instructions like 'color the shoes orange' or 'draw two balloons in each hand.'
Art projects for the week included making Sea Anemones out of play-doh and toothpicks, painting four different ocean animals (crab, tropical fish, turtle and jellyfish) with paper plates and used all the 'ocean themed' coloring puppets from here. We used the dolphin, jellyfish, octopus, x-ray fish, walrus and seal. Owen is sponge painting the shell of his turtle, which I think turned out much better than trying to control the paint brush to make it shell-like.
Cloud sand (recipe/idea from here) was the perfect entertainment on a 75 degree day in February! It is 8 cups of flour to 1 cup of baby oil and is so soft to the touch. I hid all sorts of fun items in the 'sand' and gave them shovels, spoons, colanders, and cups to manipulate with also. They played with it for hours!
Our Ocean Themed week was so fun! To see what others did this week in Tot School, click here.