We practiced our cutting skills today in preschool and made a fun creation out of it!
We had such a great time learning about polar bears in the toddler classroom! We talked about the habitat that they live in, what kind of food they like to eat, and what a polar bear does in the arctic!
In one of our small groups, we had an obstacle course, where our friends pretended to be polar bears, living in the arctic! It’s always great when we can incorporate some indoor gross motor skills–especially since it has been too cold to go outside!
In another small group, we built snowflakes using pipe cleaners and beads. This is excellent fine motor practice, putting the bead onto the pipe cleaner. Open-ended art projects are always a fun way to see each child create their own unique pieces, too!
In our third small group, we made a rectangle polar bear! This is one of our guided art projects, in which they follow directions on where to put each separate piece.
We celebrated our January Literacy Party this week with the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff.
We read the story and then wrote a fun journal response!
We made our own cute mice to take home!
To practice some counting skills, we counted cookies up to 8.
And then we enjoyed our very own cookie and milk snack!
We have been so busy this month with our alphabet study! This month we have been working on the letters M, N, and O. In addition to letter recognition, we are working very hard on learning letter formation and the sound the letter makes.
We practice building letters using various materials like M&Ms.
The K Prep class has been studying the artist Henri Matisse this week as we work on one of our Art Show projects. We learned that Matisse not only loved to paint with bright colors, but later in his life “painted” with his scissors. We tried our hand today at his unique style. We have some creative artists in our class!
Although the weather here hasn’t been very “winter-like”, we are still learning about all of the things we do during the winter. We have talked about bundling up to go out in the snow, building a snowman, going sledding, having snowball fights, and having yummy hot chocolate to warm us up from the winter chill.
We practiced matching patterns and colors using different kinds of mittens to match!
Happy 2017 from the toddler room! The transition back from holiday break has been so smooth, and we are so excited to have all of our friends back with us!
We have started off the month of January with focus on the letter “M” this week. We read the book, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, and made our very own chocolate chip muffins!
We practiced taking turns, and sitting for longer periods of time. We followed directions and used our recipe to help guide us along! A lot of our ingredients are white, which is perfect because we are learning about the color white this month! Check out our muffin-making process below.
You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch!! Our preschoolers enjoyed a fun day filled with activities all about the story How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
We read the story and did a journal response on how we would make the Grinch smile! We also showed off our best grinchy faces!
“To make the Grinch smile I would throw him a party!”
“To make the Grinch smile, I would go in the hot tub and eat lollipops with him!”
We made Grinch Dust to sprinkle in our yards to keep the Grinch away on Christmas eve.
We played Pin the Heart on the Grinch.
And we ended the day with Popcorn and the movie! So much fun!
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.