Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tot School

Tot School

25 months

I feel like I say this every week, but we really didn't do a lot this week. I am teaching VBS at church so I had to work on getting things ready for that. Also, Thursday the 3 of us had to go to the dentist, which was 45 min away so we didn't get anything done that day. Finally, on Friday we made a super quick trip to Little Rock, AR (about 6-7hr drive) to pick up a truck my hubby bought off E-bay. We have come good friends that live there so they went and looked at the truck, drove it around, and took it to their mechanic. So, we knew we were getting a good vehicle. We stayed with our friends Friday night and spent the day with them Sat. We were going to come home Sunday morning, but they had plans Sat. night so we decided to just drive home. We got in about midnight and boy were we tired. The kiddos did pretty well. There was a little crying from my little man, but not bad at all. Today, I let Matt sleep in and then he let me get a 2.5hr nap this afternoon. I still think I may go to bed early tonight. Anyway, on to the few things we were able to do this week!

This is just a picture of how I set up my "tot trays". I really didn't want to buy trays when I had something that I could adapt and make work so we went with this toy organizer. It gives me 12 activities I can put out for Moo-Bear and we are really working on putting one away before we get another one. Sometimes she gets int o the "school room" when I am not looking and gets a few out, but I try to only let her do this when I am with her. Anyway, it is working for us right now :)

We ended up doing the letter B again since I didn't have much time to pull anything together. I had a tub full of buttons so I pulled some out and had Moo-Bear sort big and small. She did great!

I got this idea from The Belly of the Whale. I just cut a slit in an old coffee container and had her put buttons in it, like a piggy bank. We tried counting as she put them in, but she didn't like it too much.

And more buttons.

Apparently she really liked this one because she kept getting it off the shelf :)

We worked on a number puzzle I got from a friend: Free!!!

We played with some spring stickers!

And finally we glued buttons onto a butterfly.

This next week we won't be doing much either because we have a lot going on. We are going to the zoo tomorrow, I need to do more VBS stuff, and my parents are coming for a few days to celebrate my birthday, which is Wednesday. But, we will sneak some things in here and there when we have time! Check out 1+1+1=1 for some more great ideas on activities to do with your tot!


  1. We're doing buttons at our house this week and I may have to copy your button idea ;-)

    Hopped over here from Tot School. Hope you have a great week - have fun at the zoo!

    Nice to meet you :-) Best Wishes, Kara

  2. Love all the things that you did with buttons. Very cute!! I wish we had a coffee can, my tot would love that. We have a Keurig coffee pot, so no cans. I'll have to start asking all my other coffee drinking friends to save us one.

    As for Sonlight, we love it. It is the one part of our curriculum that has never changed. It is definately more money then most but the majority of it is reusuable. I would be happy to give you a more in depth description. You can email me at prncsstefy @ yahoo dot com

  3. Those look like great activities! I have a son that is about to turn 2 and we usually do Tot School (though he was too sick last week), so I am following you now! I love seeing new ideas.

  4. We do the same thing with rainbow colored poker chips & an empty Crystal Light container. My son & his little friend did that forEVER today. At least they were entertained! :)

    Your Button Butterfly is very, very cute!

  5. I like how you set up the bins. We also have a one we got from Target but I use it primarily for my 6 year older....I might consider getting a second for the 2 year older too now.