Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tot School: Monsters Part 2

Tot School

K is currently 34 months old
This week we continued our monster theme.  Here are some of the highlights!
 We did another Go Away Big Green Monster activity from Making Learning Fun.  It consists of several cards to print out that have various parts of the monster face, and K arranged his own monster face to recreate the card he picked.
 We got out our Shape Monster book again.  This week I printed out a monster image and taped it to an old Ritz box, the cut a hole in the mouth.  K would "feed" the monster the shape I called out.  I was inspired by the cute Feed the Frog game I saw on Life With My Giggly Girls.
 Feeding his monster was so fun! (though he told me it looked more like an alien - oh, well)
 We spent more time using the Monsters Tot Pack from 1+1+1=1.  K's favorite is the Monster Eyes activity.
 We used the Shapes activity from the tot pack to play a fun game.  I laid them all on the floor, then put on some music.  (Right now we're enjoying Wee Sing for Halloween!)  We danced around the room, and then I would randomly stop the music and call out a shape.  K would run to pick up the monster that was made from that shape as fast as he could and put it in our basket.  Then I would start the music and we'd dance some more.  We repeated this until all the monsters had been picked up.  K LOVED this game!
 We played our Build a Monster felt board game, which you can read about in detail here.
 We used play-doh to make "monsters" using potato head accessories.
 K also had fun squishing, squashing, and cutting the play-doh.

Mom's Favorites
 K being silly, trying to wear the Potato Head glasses himself!  I think they were just a tad small . . . :)
My oldest reading a Spiderman book to K.  When I walk into a room and see a sight like this, it just makes my day!
See what other moms & tots are up to at 1+1+1=1!

5 comments:

Elle Belles Bows said...

Love the monster on the ritz box. That may be a good idea for Elle . We did something close but you are supposed to drop pom poms in a larger cut out with tweezers/tongs and she was not too keen on that, but I will give the button drop a try! Thanks! Kerri

Proverbs 31 Wife said...

I also love the Ritz box monster! So cute! I am going to make one of those!

Tracey M. said...

Just stopped over from 1+1+1....my son is really into monsters too. These were some neat activities! I just love the picture of the boys reading together.

Madonna (Lil' Ms.P) said...

Such a fun theme! Love the play-doh monsters.

EmilyM said...

We loved your Ritz box monster. We did our own version and linked to you. Thanks for sharing.

http://puppydogtails.blogspot.com/2010/10/monster-day.html

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