January/February 2014 Toddler School


CRAFT
Monday
PAINT
Tuesday
READ
Wednesday
GO
Thursday
FIND
Friday
JANUARY 6
Theme: The Ocean
Skills: Q, 17, yes and no
Make a jellyfish out of a paper plate.
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Paint a crab picture using your handprints.
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Read books on the ocean, look for the letter Q.  More Q activities here.
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Go to the aquarium. Look for 17 different creatures.
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Create an ocean sensory bin. Quiz your kiddo on colors.  Say YES or NO.
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Theme: Fruits and Vegetables
Skills: R, 18, loud and quiet
Make a carrot out of tissue paper.
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Make stamps out of fruit and vegetables.
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Read books on food, look for the letter R.  More R activities here. Talk about being LOUD and QUIET in the library.
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Go to the farmer’s market. 
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Theme:  Dinosaurs
Skills: S, 19, big and little
Make a dinosaur bone picture out of noodles.
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Paint handprint dinosaurs.
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Read books on dinosaurs, look for the letter S.  More S activities here.
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Go see dinosaur bones at a science museum. Compare BIG and LITTLE dinosaurs.
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Theme: The Jungle
Skills: T, 20, happy and sad
Make a snake out of paper links.

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Paint a jungle scene.
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Read books on  the jungle, look for the letter T.  Look for HAPPY and SAD characters. More T activities here.
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Go to the zoo and see jungle animals. Look for 20 different animals.
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FEBRUARY 3
Theme: The Forest
Skills: U, light and dark
Make trees out of sticks from a nature walk. 
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Paint an acorn picture and decorate with sprinkles!
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Read books on the forest, look for the letter U.  More U activities here.
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Go to the park and look for critters in the trees. Get there when it's LIGHT and leave when it's DARK.
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Theme:  Valentine’s Day
Skills: V, open and close
Decorate a heart with buttons.
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Paint a heart with q-tips.
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Read books on love, look for the letter V.Practice OPENING and CLOSING your books. More V activities here.
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Go on a date with Mommy and Daddy!
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Theme: Jobs
Skills: W, deep and shallow
Make career puzzles.



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Paint a group of firefighters. Wash your hands in DEEP and SHALLOW water.
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Read books on community jobs, look for the letter W.  More W activities here.
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Take a tour of the fire department.
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Theme:  Chores
Skills: X, lost and found
Practice a morning routine together.

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Read books on helping, look for the letter X.  More X activities here.
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Go to the store and buy a toy broom, duster, etc and help mommy with the chores.  
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Pick a few chores to have your toddler do on their own. Look for items that are LOST so they can be FOUND.

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