We celebrated the last week of preschool with Beach Day and Awards Day!! We had an amazing year with your little ones and we hope you all have a great summer!
We had such a fun couple of months, with Spring activities such as, gardening, and learning about bugs and insects that live in the garden! Below you can see some of the April and May activities we did.
Finding the bunny tail to match the color of the bunny!
Matching the jelly bean to the color on the oval!
For this game, our friends rolled a die, and the number they got, that’s how many flowers they “planted” in their pots!
Name building: Writing their names with flowers!
Learning about the color purple, we found a bunch of purple items around our classroom, and then had a PURPLE snack–grape jelly fold-overs!
They got to spread the jelly on their bread 🙂
This school year has FLOWN by, and we have had so much fun watching our toddlers grow, learn, and play. Thank you for sharing the joy of your children with us! Happy Summer!!!
April’s theme in Preschool Prep is based around gardening and insects. We have integrated this theme into our daily curriculum and are having so much fun!
*Fine motor insect sorting
The Very Hungry Caterpillar story retelling
Each day this month we have done a “Daily News” segment in the classroom 🙂 We first have someone introduce the news, and then we work together to figure out what month and day of the week it is. Next, we choose a student to be our “weather kid” for the day. This person gets to wear a special badge and report the weather based on what they see outside and how it feels! Lastly, we complete a feelings chart where the students pick a face that mimics how they are feeling that day (all of the children have picked the happy face so far)!
Our weather girl reporting her findings!
Did you hear?! We had a LEPRECHAUN in the toddler classroom! That sneaky leprechaun made such a mess of our classroom! We talked all about trying to catch a leprechaun to take his gold, and how hard it is to catch one! Below you can see what kind of mischief that leprechaun got into.
For this St. Patrick’s Day activity, our friends rolled a die and whichever number they rolled, that’s how many gold coins they counted into their pots.
Shamrock crafts! One of our crafts was turning our white shamrock green, using glue and tissue paper. Our other craft was, putting glue onto their shamrock, and then they sprinkled glitter on top of the glue, to make a leprechaun wand!
Our last activity for our St. Patrick’s Day celebration was going on a gold hunt! Once they found THREE gold coins, they got to turn them in for a “gold bar” (a twix!)
During the month of February, we talked about transportation and things that take us all over the world! We learned about trains, cars, bicycles, hot air balloons, and airplanes. We even took an imaginary airplane to the beach!
Ms. Kristen was the pilot of our plane, while Ms. Melanie and Ms. Kelsey were the flight attendants. They even got a snack and drink on the flight 😉
We also learned all about what the red, yellow, and green lights stand for! We practiced learning these colors and their meanings by tossing matching bean bags with the color on the “stop light”
Our alphabet page for our transportation theme was “R” is for “road”! The toddlers practiced their fine motor skills by peeling off stickers, and sticking them onto the “road” made out of the letter R!
We also had a fun sensory activity with our cars, having a pretend car wash in our sensory bins.
And because you can never do too many color sorting activities, we used miniature modes of transportation to sort onto our color mats!
WOW! It was such a great month of love 🙂 We enjoyed having all of our families come to the toddler classroom to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their little ones at school! Below are some of the lovely moments captured during our Valentine’s Day party!
We made our “little lovebug” hats–and sang little lovebug with Ms. Joanie!
Our Valentine’s Day Party
Our Valentine’s Day Photo Booth <3
Creative Tots has specialized in the private education of both toddlers and preschool age children for over 15 years. We began in the heart of Madeira and now also have a new Mason location. We are specifically designed to focus on early childhood development for children ages 18 months to 5 years.