Friday, June 21, 2013

DIY Number Activity - Counting & Ordering Numbers 1-15

Here is another great learning activity using those DIY number blocks I featured in a previous blog post. (Build a number tower : )
This time, I made 5 more blocks to teach my son how to count up to 15 while placing the blocks in numerical order. I used a plastic egg tray from the dollar store and put a tupperware bowl in the center. I filled the center bowl with blocks numbered 1-15 for my son to place in numerical around the tray. The numbers are foam stickers that easily adhere to the wooden blocks. He had a great time playing and learning with this activity. He loved the way the numbers looked when we were finished!
My son made a connection when he got to the number fourteen.
He noticed that the number fourteen had a four in it and he was amazed!
All done! 

 Yay! So happy and proud of his work!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

DIY ABC Block Activity

Here is a fun activity using ABC blocks. (I featured these blocks in an earlier post. I simply added alphabet stickers to interlocking mega blocks.) In this activity, I used a cereal container that I purchased from the dollar store and filled it with lettered blocks A-Z. My son sticks his hand into the container and picks out a letter, says its name, then connects the blocks together.
An extension to this activity would be putting the letters in ABC order. Also, older children can try to figure out what words can be made with the chosen letters. This activity can be done with any ABC blocks of course, but it is so much fun to make your own with children. Here is a link to the DIY ABC blocks blog post:


Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Pool Noodle & A Rock

This is a fun rainy day activity. I stuck a pool noodle in the couch cushion vertically and gave my son a rock. He had a blast dropping the rock into the noodle and rushing down to see the rock roll out. He did this over and over and over again!

Spray Bottle Play

Here is my toddler son helping me water the trees and plants outside. Who knew that a spray bottle could be so much fun? I purchased one on clearance at TJ Maxx and my son loves using it outside.