Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tot School Tuesday - Valentine's, Hearts, and Love

Signing is a big part of out "Tot School."  Each week we work on a few more signs (lately ABCs and colors).  We absolutely LOVE the Siging Time DVDs with Rachel Coleman (http://www.signingtime.com/), and also use Monta Briant's "Sing, Sign, and Play".   This week we made "I Love You" sign Valentines out of cut-outs of "M"'s hand to send to our family.

We also made hearts out of playdough - fun fun!

Love her tongue sticking out when she's concentrating - just like daddy! 
The receipe we use for play dough is:
2+ cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup hot tap water
Mix flour and salt together.  Slowly mix in hot water while stirring.  Switch to kneeding when stirring gets difficult.  Add more flour as necessary (up to 1/2 cup) until the stickiness dissappears.

We let the playdough sit out for a day to start drying, and then finished up the process by placing on a cookie sheet in an oven preheated to 200 degrees for one hour.

We often use q-tips while painting because they are easier for little hands to hold.

But usually she eventually gives up on the q-tips and paints with her hands because it's just more fun that way!

Character Trait of the Week: LOVING
"A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
~John 13:34

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1 comment:

Amanda said...

We love Signing Time too! It's great for helping build their vocabularies. I never heard of "Sign Sing & Play" though- I'll have to check that one out.

I love the ILY Valentines too and how you incorporated the verse from John. I want to be working on more memory verses with my son. Thanks for the inspiration!