Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tot School: Princesses Revisited

Tot School

(M is now three years old!)

This week we revisited the princess theme we did in the spring.

Math: I opened several packages of princess fruit snacks, and we used them for math. We sorted by color and then counted how many were in each color. I was pleased to find out that M can recognize groups of 5 or less without needing to count them out. We then lined them up and counted the total number of snacks. This was a hit, and M asked to redo it every day. (She enjoyes any math that can get eaten at the end of it.)

I colored a castle worksheet from Making Learning Fun (color coding the shapes) and we counted how many of each shape were in the castle.

M made chocolate brownies from scratch. Daddy showed her and J how to separate the egg whites from the yolks, and then she mixed all the ingredients together and put them into the pan.

Bible Time: We continued with our Hubbard's Cupboard lesson plan for Bible time. We finished up our creation book this week (day 7 didn't get photographed).

We also did their animals that fly and swim sort. M loved sorting the animals and was able to do this independently after the first time.

Art: M colored a princess picture from Making Learning Fun. She focused on either tracing the lines of the shapes in the crown or trying to color within the lines. (The pink shapes were colored in for her.)

She also painted a paper bag dress to go along with our stART project.

Fun: M played with her Melissa & Doug magnetic princess doll. The doll tried on every outfit and gave quite the fashion show.
We had a fancy tea party this week, including special cupcakes. M wore her fancy new feather hat and made a very good hostess.

We also played our princess bingo game, worked with our princess number puzzle, and read MANY princess books. We worked a lot on phonics for our letters C, M, A and T as well.


  1. I think that's amazing that M is recognizing the number in small groups without counting already! I helped my son's kindergarten teacher with assessments, and I had little ziploc bags with 4, 8, and 12 pieces in them and uncovered them one at a time and the children had a few seconds to tell me how many they thought were in each bag, and a lot of the 5 and 6 year olds struggled even with the "4" bag.

  2. I love princess themed learning. We have so much fun with that. That's wonderful that she likes and does well with math. Keep it up!

  3. I love your math sort with the fruit snacks! I would never have thought to use them, but it makes so much sense, especially when there are so many varieties out there! Looks like you had a great week!

  4. What a girly post :) My daughter would love all the pink!

  5. Oh, we love fancy tea parties! My daughter loves her M&D magnetic dolls too!

  6. i'm going to try the math snack idea. Thanks for sharing


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