Monday, September 16, 2013

Working At The Car Wash!

My son loves his water table and asks to play with it whenever we are outside. Since the weather is on the cooler side now, I decided to put some bubble solution in the water table along with a sponge for him to manipulate. We brought over his car and decided to create a big messy, sudsy, and very bubbly car wash activity.
It was so much fun! He loved it!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Craft Stick Alphabet Game

Here is a fun, hands on game for toddlers that are learning the ABC's. Simply take 26 craft sticks, write a letter on each, and put them in a cup.
Have the child pull out one stick at a time and name that letter. Continue until the cup is empty. So inexpensive and easy to do for a great alphabet learning experience.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Build & Read Words On The Refrigerator

Here is a great DIY hands-on learning activity for children who are ready to build and read words. To set up this activity, I used Melissa & Doug magnetic letters and I took apart a book that I purchased at TJ Maxx. I set this activity up in our kitchen and surprised my son.
Here is the book we used:
I first demonstrated how to complete the activity:
Then, I set up a new word for him to try:
He did it! Then he told me each letter that makes up the word 'cow':
He couldn't wait to put up the next word:
Done! So proud of himself:

The result:
When he was done, I set up the next word for whenever he wanted to try again:
If you want to save money on this activity, or if you just can't find a book like this, you could create your own word and picture pages. Simply write down each word and draw a picture of each object: