*Special Week* My sweet girl is turning 2, so this week is all about her. Feel free to follow or adjust to your own child's favorite things!
May 4, 2020
Things you'll need: 26 rocks, paint (ideally patio paint and fabric paint for letters), jars of spices
Monday: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - a favorite book of hers, we will read it and play with rocks that have letters painted on them. Collect 26 letters outside, then paint them with capital or lowercase letters. If your child knows both, use this activity to have them match lowercase to uppercase. We love matching them to Montessori sandpaper letter cards, but you can use anything and even write them out.
Tuesday: Make a book for your child. You can print photos or draw. We are very into the "If you see a Tiger" type books, so I made her her own with her favorite animals. I drew the animals, wrote "if you see a *insert animal*....*insert sound or action*", laminated, put two hole punches and tied together with ribbon.
Wednesday: Movie Day! Make a movie theater inside or outside. If it's warm enough, I plan to set up a movie on the laptop in her bounce house filled with pillows and blankets. If it's too cold, we will set up something fun inside. If your kids are a little older, it's a great chance to practice using money to "buy" snacks! Pinterest has tons of ideas for at home movie theater days!
Thursday: "YES" DAY. This is a favorite for kids, and is very insightful for adults. Simply say YES today, as much as you can. Obviously within reason, but throw out any agenda for the day and let your child take the lead. It always makes me realize how many times I really can say yes to my child.
Friday: Stacking spices- Toddlers love to stack, This super easy actvity keeps them buy for quite a while. Simply give them all the plastic spice containers and watch how focused they become on stacking them over and over again!
As a bonus, here are some of my daughter's favorite things:
- Color Dropz - add to the tub for colored water
- Her window bird feeder
- This wall fish tank
- This running sink that recycles the same water over and over
- This game that can actually be played by toddlers that doesn't require reading or skills they haven't yet mastered