I love the concept of Tot School (found on 1+1+1=1) and have decided to do something similar with my son at home.  Once a week, I will post our “Lesson Plans” (really an outline of actvities) that we are going to work on along with links.  Hopefully some of it will help you as you work with your preschoolers/toddlers at home!!   Some of the activities can also be modified for younger elementary students.

I’ve already ordered (and received) the trays to set up activities on, so that’s where I am starting with my Tot School.  I will put out 6 activities this Wednesday as an experiment and see how it goes.

Here’s what we’ll be doing:

Tray One: playdough and cookie cutters

Tray Two: Transferring large craft pom poms into ice cube trays with tongs

Tray Three: Hide and Seek bowls with sand and hidden magnetic letters

Tray Four: Stickers and contruction paper

Tray Five: Apple prints with paint

Tray Six: A-Aliigator coloring page and crayons. Jakson already knows his letters, but I like these sheets for review and he loves to say “A, Alligator!!” so I thought it would be appropriate.

There you have it-pretty simple, but I want to see what works for him and what doesn’t.  If you have any other ideas that you do with your toddler/preschooler, please leave them in the comments! I’d love to get more ideas!!

By beth




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