As the leaves start turning brown and falling to the ground this season, the Terrific Tigers got to experience the changes in weather at Toddler Tree.
Our themes this week were: Air: hot and cold. Water: soft and hard (ice). Sand (sift to find treasures). Fire: blow out candles. Seasons: winter, spring, summer, & fall. Fall: trees and leaves with the different colors (red, orange, yellow and brown). Sorting: by shape and color, and recognizing how many, same and different.
The week began with fun activities to teach the kids the difference between hot and cold. Some of the highlights were during our time in Exploration, where we melted crayons with hot air from a hair dryer and they were able to feel the hot air comming out! They also really liked being able to touch and feel the ice in their hands and say : It is cold! The kids also enjoyed working with sand to find hidden treasures They were given a chance to “catch” falling leaves and sort them by size and color. Finally, they were able to create “Fall” colors, using coffee filters and washable markes, (red, organge, yelllow, brown) having them draw over the filters and then spraying water on it and watching the colors blend together.
Creativity Class was also about Fall and its colors. They saw the difference between hot (red color) and cold (blue color) They were thrilled making a campfire in the yellow room and roasting marshmallows on a stick with the help of their teachers. They worked for several days on the Autum Tree, creating leaves with different colors, and glitter. .
In Physical Education they have started listening to Halloween music, and working with the parachute, tamborines, hula hoops, and balls. They pretended to be trees and watch the leaves fall.
Story Time was all about Halloween! Books such as Trick or Treat, Dora, Trick or Treat, Little Critter, Peekaboo Halloween, Spooky Night, and Five Little Monsters were read to them.
Cooperative play is getting easier and easier as the weeks pass by! They are able to take turns and share most of the time. Activities done this week include Straws into containers, sorting different colored coins in to containers, building towers with blocks, threading big wooden pieces into strings, and pon-pons…
Thank you for helping out with our special leader activity: the Mystery Bag! They enjoy this part of the morning so much and they feel super special to get to show their classmates what they brought.
We are getting ready for Halloween and our up coming parade. You will get details further on. Please keep in mind that your child will need to use some kind of a costume for this special day!
We hope you have a nice and relaxing weeking with your little ones! See you next week!