Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tot School - E is for Elephants

This week was a little hit and miss on "planned" activities for the boys since we were busy and I hurt my foot and couldn't comfortably move around by the end of the week.  Here's a few pictures I managed to get of Emory playing.

*Emory is 27 months old*

More Puzzles
I mentioned last week (Tot School-All About Puzzles) how Emory is actually starting to enjoy Puzzles.
Elephant and Diego

Coloring a Turkey
and drawing....thank goodness for those magic erasers to clean up the brown crayon all over my table!

E is for Elephant
This is the first time we've done this activity.  I gave him bingo chips, and started to show him how to do it at the top, but he figured it out immediately and was already working the bottom.  The three colored chips at the top are mine; I found it interesting that he chose ALL blue.

This printable is from Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Number Matching
He wasn't interested in matching the numbers.  He just wanted to put more bingo chips on the numbers, so we just practiced naming the numbers as we covered them with his bingo chips.

 This activity is from Our Country Road

Color Matching
When he got bored with the activity sheets, he started pouring the chips in and out of the bowl, so I gave him a few more bowls in matching colors, and he sorted the chips by color.

Play Time
He's definitely a hands-on chef!

He didn't care about the boots being on the wrong feet.
He just wanted to wear boots like his big brother!
They were "puss in boots" all week long!

Favorite Books This Week
Polite Elephant by Richard Scarry
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Rhinoceros's Bathtime - a Smithsonian Let's Go to the Zoo book by Laura Gates Galvin
Romp, Stomp, Waddle Home! by Jack Hanna   ...  this has magnetic animals to move through the book, and as you can see, is highly entertaining!

We'll probably do some more E and Elephant activities in the next week or so before the Christmas activities really get underway.

See what other tots and families are doing at 1+1+1=1's Tot School and Living Life Intentionally's TGIF Linky Party!

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  1. I think the Bingo number matching fun with the Elephant looks like a wiiner =) What a fun week. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving & as always, thanks for linking to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)

  2. My little boy loves puzzles too.

    Dropped by from Link & Learn.

  3. We just did the letter E a couple years ago, and enjoyed Confessions of a Homeschooler's printables too.

    Stopped by from TGIF.

    Sierra @