Arts and crafts
I have been really enjoying preparing simple invitations to art for my son. I gather a few materials that go along with our theme. In this case. it was googly eyes, a spider and rat figurine, glitter, and paint.
Mr. Toddler can focus on his art for up to an hour, albeit half of that time he spends wiping off his hands if he gets one teensy drop of paint on them. Regardless, this more open ended approach to arts and crafts has really been working for us.
There are several fun ways to use number cards! Here are a few ideas you can try out!
Ask child to layout number cards and place corresponding quantity of manipulatives underneath each card.
Ask child to match the written word to the number quantity/image.
Ask child to lay out the number cards in order largest to smallest, smallest to largest, skip counting, etc.
Present blank pieces of paper in one bowl, and ask child to write each number in or out of order.
1 to 1 correspondence
I put the image of the insect on each card, along with the beginning letter. Mr. Toddler has been asking me to review his letters with him every single day, which is why I was inspired to add the beginning sound to each card. He was really excited to pull out each of the cards (fine motor and practical life practice), and attempt to read the letters.
We have actually done this activity before, but Mr. Toddler has been asking to practice his letters so much that I brought them out again!
I helped Mr. Toddler with this one, and laid out all of the environments (the cards on the right). Mr. Toddler had to match them to the critters/bugs (the cards on the left, consisting of a spider, bee, and caterpillar). We had observed all of these outside many times, which is why I chose to use these three particular bugs/critters/etc.
Sensory, fine motor, and pre-reading all in one!
For this particular work, I presented the ‘creepy crawly’ cards as well as a mini sensory bin consisting of black beans and various bugs and Halloween-y animals like bats, spiders, etc.
Free Halloween Printables
Beginning letter cards
Bugs unit 3 part cards and where do I belong? (English)
Bugs unit 3 part cards and where do I belong? (Russian)
Bugs unit math printables (English)
Bugs unit printables pack(Russian)
Bugs unit pre-reading and wallet cards (English)
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