R is 26 months old.
This week we explored the letter Dd and the colour yellow.
R also did a drawing with yellow pencils, crayons and oil pastels.
Fine Motor and Sensory
I set out an activity for R to sort yellow paperclips from the rest of the colour and then slide them onto a piece of yellow card. He sorted them but really struggled to put them onto the yellow card. We will have to have some practice at this.
I had planned to do some digging for yellow dinosaurs in the sandpit, but we had a week of very wet weather here, so we took the dinosaurs into the bath instead. We also talked about how the ducks float in the bath and the dinosaurs sink. R counted the ducks in the bath, too.
We did the Lacing Card and Letter Puzzle from Tot School Printables.
R completed the Dd Magnet Page from Confessions Of A Homeschooler's Letter Of The Week Program. R sometimes is really into this, and other times he is not interested. We also did the Dd tracing for the first time. R really surprised me with how well he did at this, and I forgot to take a picture.
Music and Movement/Gross Motor
We sang "5 Little Ducks." He pretended to be a duck, then a dinosaur and a dragon.
For a rare moment this week we managed to get for a short play, and threw a ball for our dog.
I put on a CD I have with some music from the seventies, and we did some disco dancing! R is really into dancing at the moment, so he had a blast.
I found a recipe for baked donuts, but didn't have a donut tray, so we baked them in mini muffin trays. They were tasty.
Colours and Shapes
I got out our lego bucket and got R to sort all the yellow blocks into a bowl. They went on our shelves this week. R stacked them all up several times, before breaking it down to start again.
We went on a yellow hunt, but R went straight to the paint cupboard and got out the yellow Do-A-Dot Markers and wanted to paint, so the yellow hunt was abandoned! I intended to do it again later in the week, but we never got to it.
I took out our small coloured dinosaurs and sorting bowls for some colour sorting. R immediately sorted the dinosaurs into the correct coloured bowls, before beginning to play with them. This week, they went for a ride in his plastic train!
Language and Letters
The books we read this week are here.
We did some yellow letter stamping on a duck, printed from Tot School Printables.
I drew a Dd on paper and get R to stamp on the letters with his yellow Do-A-Dot Marker, He did this for a few seconds, and then did not want to do any more.
Our D is for Door alphabet craft this week was seen on Learning Development Activities. R painted yellow dots onto a lowercase d with a cotton tip. I then cut open the inside of the d and R stuck a yellow dinosaur sticker into the centre.
Next Program: Outer Space. Looking forward to this, especially the sensory box I have planned!
Thanks for reading.