Saturday, April 4, 2009

Tot School - Easter Preperations

Tot School

Star is 28 months old.

We did a little of everything this week. Here were our tot tools we used:

Size practice with measuring spoons and cupcakes from file folder fun

Stringing beads from the dollar store

Pounding letters

Tonging eggs

Sound egg matching. She had to find a blue egg that matched a green egg. Fillings I used were breadcrumbs, rice, pasta, lentils, navy beans, and beads.

Here were our crafts:

We "glued" tissue paper to butterflies by spraying the paper with water then laying down the tissue

We did stamping with this stamp kit

We colored this great picture about Palm Sunday then I cut out palm leaves from green construction paper and let star cut all around the edges giving it a leafy look. We then danced around the living room waving our palms to the song Hosanna. I think that counts as Gross Motor skills

We also did this AWESOME project I saw it somewhere, but I can't remember where, so I'll do my best to describe it. You mix shaving cream and food coloring to make your desired colors. We were learning about secondary colors so we made green, orange and purple.

You put these colors into a large tray large enough to fit a piece of paper. You then swirl the colors together. (not too much or else you get brown) You lay a piece of paper on top and tap it all around so that it comes in contact with the shaving cream.

When you remove the paper and wipe off the shaving cream, this is what it looks like.

The picture doesn't do any justice, these really are beautiful an you can't mess it up. You really have to try it. We're making Easter cards out of ours.

Are last craft actually hasn't completely dried yet, but you can see what the finished product should be as well as the directions here at the Family Fun website. We are making a paper mache Easter diorama.
It was messy, but well worth it.

Here is a list of ideas and links for what we will be doing next week just in case anyone can use the ideas for their Easter preparations.

1. Hide eggs filled with numbers that match an egg carton with the numbers in the bottom
2. The angel rolled the stone away craft
3. Easter Egg Board Game and Bunny memory match
4. Coloring The Last Supper and The Empty Tomb
5.Make handprint lilies
6. Make a nest for our dyed eggs
7. Bake resurrection cookies

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Tot School
.Happy Easter Everyone!!


  1. The shaving cream creation is just gorgeous. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  2. I love the sound matching eggs and the shaving cream art is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Great week. I have been meaning to make those shaving cream creations too, and I can't remember where I saw that either - maybe the Artful Parent? Also, I got the state quarters map from Amazon in March and it was $8.99; right now they only have it available from 3rd party sellers and the price is almost $200. Maybe it will be available from Amazon again so here is the link

  4. Thanks for all the lovely ideas! You are Such an inspiration to me! Thanks again!

  5. {adding shaving cream to my list . . .}

    What a cool project! Thank you! :D

  6. We don't celebrate Easter, but we do celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The angel rolled away the stone craft looks like fun, I think we will try that one on the Feast of First Fruits (when Jesus rose). Thanks for the link!

    The shaving cream idea looks fun!

  7. we have those beads from the dollar store. Shes doing amazing with them!
    I saw that game on File Folder Fun but I didn't think my son was old enough to do it. I will have to check that out.
    It really great seeing what your daughter does. My son is just about 28 months and I really didn't think he could so some of the things she is doing. Normally I would pass the activity by. Now I will definitely give some of these things a try.
    Thanks for posting the crafts for the links too. :)

  8. Hi! Thanks for the award. :)
    I like your blog, (lots of great ideas) and I absolutely LOVE your daughter's hair! I hoped for red hair with each of my kids and was disappointed each time. :)

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