Skip to main content

Tot School Color Green!

Henry is 13.5 months old.

This week's color was green. I picked green for Earth day, but then we didn't quite get around to it in time. But it was fun nevertheless. And, again, sorry about my pictures, boy I miss my camera.
The activity wall was a big hit this week. On the magnet board, I had some random over-sized green letters - Henry totally ignored them. Ha! I think he is just too used to them from the fridge. But he loved these little wooden green car magnets that I picked up recently at a consignment sale. Henry loves everything car related, so these got a ton of use. He would even try to roll them along the floor. 



The felt board had the "larger" shapes that I have made each week (Elmo for Red week, a banana for yellow week, and now a tree for green week), and had a few smaller green shapes. Henry is finally starting to figure out how to put the felt back on to the board. So now he has fun ripping off the stuff, and gently placing it back.


We continued the baby pictures this week, but moved from identifying eyes, to noses. He totally doesn't get it, and always just points to the eyes. So we're going to keep noses for next week too. 
Tot trays this week were pretty simple. The first, as always, was our green sensory bin. Inside the bin was some green jacks (Target dollar spot), stretchy frogs and lizards (dollar spot), some green sponge shapes, a green wooden robot (consignment sale), some green foam shapes, pipe cleaners, and a few other random green toys. 
Henry's favorite thing to do with the bin was to put the little green jacks inside a stacking cup and shake them all over the room. He would then gather them up, and start all over again. 
The second tray was a sheet of green bubble wrap. I found a roll of the bubble wrap in the clearance section at Office Max, and was super excited to use it this week. It was a great way to have Hen work on fine motor skills - popping the individual bubbles - and gross motor skills - jumping and running over it. Henry love the sheet the first couple days, but then totally ignored it.

The final tray was a dry erase marker and a blank sheet-protected page. Just like the last few weeks, Henry liked to color, but had a hard time keeping the marker out of his mouth.
The book bin was not as popular this week. I thought Hen would love this Elmo book I found, but not so much. Henry's favorite book was Peak-a Who? by Nina Laden, and he would giggle his little head off every single time. 


Other activities we did included, a green puzzle at the library. And adding to our sticker characters on the wall of our classroom!



Pin It

Comments

Unknown said…
I love these posts! My son also loves that Peek a who book. It's been his fave since 4 months old. <3

Popular Posts

The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five -- UPDATED 2021

When you are interested in Montessori, it can be difficult to know exactly what types of products you should get for your home. Or which types of "Montessori" materials are really worth the price. There are no rules about types of products can use the name Montessori which can add to the confusion. Not to mention, every toy manufacturer slaps the word "educational" on the package for good measure! 2021 UPDATE: Please be patient with links this year, with supply chain issues things are selling out faster and restocking slower. I anticipate some of the specialty toys will not restock once they are gone. Puzzles, in particular, have been difficult to find in stock. So, with this post, I'm going to try to help with this confusion! Here's a list of Montessori-friendly toys and materials for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  First, let's clarify that there is no such thing as a "Montessori toy." Montessori never created toys, bu

Montessori Toddler: Favorite Toys and Activities 18 to 20 months

I've been putting off this post for a little while because I felt a little disappointed that I didn't have more to share. See, Teddy just isn't that into materials, especially those on the shelf. He tends to return to a couple of favorites over and over again and ignore all other attempts at shelf work. But, really that's my own adult feelings getting in the way of Teddy's own interests, and developmental path.  It's also me subconsciously valuing fine motor skills and stillness as more important than gross motor play and movement. I working hard not to do that, and want to normalize that all toddlers are different. All children have different interests and that concentration doesn't have to mean sitting still for long stretches of time.  This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. With all that said, here are some of Teddy's favorites over the last couple of months. Favorite Montessori Toys 18 to 20 Months I'm listing the toys that have be

Our Family's Montessori Christmas Gift Lists 2021

It's hard to believe another holiday season is upon us again. Every year I enjoy putting together my kids' Christmas gift lists. It's really a good time to observe them, see what they are interested in and what they might be ready for during this coming year. It's one of the few times a year that I purchase new materials for our home so it's always really exciting. IF YOU NEED MORE IDEAS DON'T MISS MY ULTIMATE MONTESSORI TOY LIST OR MY 2021 DEALS PAGE ! When considering these lists, please remember that these were curated based on my own children. Use them for inspiration but they are heavily influenced by what my children are into and interested in. And for my older second plane children, what they have asked for!  Here's a look at our family's Montessori Christmas lists for 2021!  This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.  Theodore (Toddler) Teddy is just over 2-years-old. Being our fourth baby, he is really hard for me to think of unique