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Square Themed Tot School

19 February 2014

8 Square Themed Tot Trays

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This week's Tot School was all about squares. 
Square Themed Sensory Bin
 Sensory Bin Supplies: Alphabet Blocks, Square Blocks from this Block Set, Foam Counting Blocks
This sensory bin was perfect for building.  Something a two year boy is very into.  Reid and Neil spent a good hour playing with these blocks one evening.  Definitely a hit. 
Supplies: Dot Markers and Printables from 3 Dinosaurs
I love, love, love these dot marker printables from 3 Dinosaurs.  Reid loves using the dot markers and stamping around the shapes.  I now know to print these in at least lots of 5. A big hit around here. 

I mean look at that face.  Fun!
Supplies: Square Mega Blocks

We play with mega blocks often.  Almost daily.  So only having the square ones made for a different kind of play for Reid. 
Supplies: Play DoughClear Sheet Protectors and Printables from Moms Have Questions Too
Playdough has also quickly became a favorite Tot School activity.  Surprisingly, Reid is really good about leaving the play dough at the table only and not making a mess. 
 Supplies: White Paper and Stickers
The sticker Tot Trays are fun for Reid but do not hold his attention long.  A few stickers stuck and he is over it.  
Supplies : Pipe Cleaners and Beads
I was actually surprised that Reid really liked this activity.  He sat about 10 minutes (long for a toddler!) and threaded the beads onto the pipe cleaners.  
Supplies: Printables from 3 Dinosaurs and Crayons
Supplies: Lacing Shapes
For two weeks in a row, the shape threading was not a hit.  Maybe someday around here. 
Supplies: White Paper, Construction Paper Squares and a Glue Stick
My guy loves using a glue stick.  That makes this Tot Tray so simple.  Squares and gluing.  

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10 comments :

  1. WOW! So many great ways you explored 'squares' with your toddler. Thanks! :D

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  2. Have I ever told you how much I love your tot school ideas? Because, I really really do!

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  3. Great ideas! My 3 yr old is getting into the dot markers as well - he loves to dot everything BUT the circles. Toddlers! ;)

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  4. Dot markers are becoming big favorites with our kiddos as well. Its a great idea to develop boxes or bins around shapes. Seems so simple but there's a lot of possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

    Renae

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  5. We are just about to start squares! Great ideas :)

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  6. Love the do-a-dot markers. Been curious to see how my 3.5 year old responds to them. Thanks for sharing all these great 'square' ideas!

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  7. Cute ideas!! He really enjoys them too it seems! Love the mega blocks tray!

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  8. Love these ideas! Pinning now!

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  9. Oh my goodness, look at that precious face and huge smile! Thank you so much for linking up to Hip Homeschool Moms' bloghop last week. Your article was chosen as one of our favorites and has been featured on this week's hop. Be sure to grab our new "featured on Hip Homeschol Moms" button. I am sharing your post on our facebook page this evening, twitter and pinning it as well. Thank you for being part of our community! I am looking forward to reading your future posts!

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  10. Love, love, love your tot trays! I'm sure this is a silly question, but where do you find your trays? We have a bin that I can use for the sensory items but love the idea of having a tray or two for these kinds of activities. Thanks in advance! :)

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