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 (, 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:

  1. 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!