We took a one month break to enjoy the weather, but now we are back to school. I started Simon on his very own workboxes today; he LOVED them. He loved them too much and had a complete meltdown when he finished the final box. I need to think about adding more boxes as I only gave him six today.
Box 1 ~ Books
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Box 2 ~ Puzzles
Heads and Tails Matching Puzzles (all the animals from the Brown Bear book)
These were from Carisa. It’s always lovely to find quality (FREE) things to use with my children…one less thing for me to make!
Box 3 ~ Sorting
I put the Schleich animals in a box and had Simon sort them into two piles- BIG and little. He loved this! Once in awhile he would put an animal in the wrong spot and the other animals would "talk" the out of place animal to the right spot. So cute.
Box 4~ Coloring
Simon and I made a mini-book of the animals in the Brown Bear book. This free printable was also from Carisa. This was great for reviewing colors, practicing fine motor skills, and for sequencing the story. I love the way this kid colors! He has some serious zeal for crayons!
Box 5 ~ Painting
Simon had a fun time creating with his new Paint Bellows. He made a red bird and a white dog. The tools for this project came from Let’s Explore (a super fun shop…the kind of place I would own if I had a shop!).
Box 6 ~ Play-doh
He spent quite a bit of his morning with some yellow play-doh, tin pie pans, and rolling pins. This is one of his favorite things to do.
My main goals for the week are to
~keep Simon’s boxes stocked with new things each day
~teach Simon to put things away when he is finished
I will keep you posted!