Star Themed Tot School

30 April 2014

10 Star Themed Tot Trays
March and April were so hectic around here.  I could never get ahead or even caught up on housework and Tot School stuff.   So bear with me on the next couple weeks of Tot School posts...
Star Themed Sensory Bin
Keeping with the shape theme from before, this week+ of Tot School was all about stars.  Which made it kind of hard to come up with ideas for the sensory bin.  But nonetheless, Reid loved this weeks bin.  I am pretty sure he would have played in this bin all day everyday if I let him.  

I did add a couple wooden spoons and random measuring cups for him to play with. 
Supplies: Dot Markers and Printables from 3 Dinosaurs
Reid is a huge fan of dot markers and completed all the worksheets I printed out this week.  Maybe 5. So I went back and made some more copies for him to do again.  

We played a lot with eh Mickey Mouse Colors & Shapes flashcards.  Reid is really in a matching phase, so I would name a shape and he would find all of that particular shape from the cards laid out. 
Supplies: Wooden Stars 

This tray was only used for a couple minutes.  I thought Reid would like matching the big stars together and the little stars together but he really wanted nothing to do with it.  So we moved on. 
Supplies: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Little Shapes , Shapes and Nemo Shapes

Lately, Reid wants to read his own books.  He will hand me a book and then pick one out for himself and we will sit together and look at our own books.  So this week I picked books that he could look though on his own and still see lots of shapes. 
Supplies:  Crayons Printables from 3 Dinosaurs

Coloring.  Need I say more. Always a hit. 
Supplies: Washi Tape

For this Tot Tray, I collected all my star wash tape and let Reid play.  He had fun stacking the like rolls together and lining all of them up in a row.  This was really a hands off tray for me. 
Supplies: Play DoughClear Sheet Protectors and Printables from Moms Have Questions Too 
We spend so much time each day playing with play dough.  So the trays that include play dough are always always a hit. 
Supplies: White Paper and Foam Stickers

Sticker are hit and miss around here.  He played with this tray for a couple minutes but it was more about the color of the stars than actually sticking them as stickers. 

This was a fun tray.  It involved a little help from me to get started but Reid had fun making (or trying to make) stars out of the popsicle sticks.  
Supplies: Large Buttons and Pipe Cleaners

The threading trays are always hit or miss.  But I try to include one every week or so.  This week he strung a couple stars onto the pipe cleaner before loosing interest and moving on. 


I am thinking of moving away from shapes for a bit.  We shall see though. 

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2 comments :

  1. Ooh! These look like so much fun! I love the idea of putting stars together with popsicle sticks. I can't seem to find any here in the Netherlands, but I'll try something like this with straws soon :) pinned!

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  2. I love these ideas for learning about stars. This is great! I would love for you to join in our summer link party and share some ideas if you would like this week! http://livinginthisseason.com/summer-activities-link-up-party/

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