Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tot Trays - Hexagon Week

Tot Trays

Xander is 18.5 Months

 These are the trays from last week, so they happened during our Hexagon Week and our Bee Theme.  I try to have the trays link in when I can, but don't feel constrained by making them fit.  I don't intend the trays to be done independently, but rather scaffolded by me.

Pattern Matching with Hexie-Snaps
I made a pattern with them first and included enough blocks to repeat it three times.  Xander definitely couldn't do this on his own, but I wanted to practice looking for patterns.  He really liked grabbing the right color when I asked for it, and pointing to them all and saying the color.

Doing some free building.

Button Matching
I cut up a piece of bulletin board boarder that had button shapes on it and got out the corresponding buttons from out Big Button Fun set.  He did a great job matching them up!

Transferring Pom Poms into Hexagons with Tweezers
Since this week's shape was the hexagon, I figured the hexagon silicone mold was perfect.  Xander had never used these tweezers before and the concept was just a bit too tough for him.  However, by happy accident I used our biggest pom poms and he was able to kind of stab the tweezers into them to pick them up.  He transferred them that way.  I was still happy he was working on his fine motor skills.

Honeycomb Matching
For this tray I laminated the Honeycomb Matching page from his Bee Tot Pack.  I also printed the cards twice and laminated them.  We matched the cards to the template, and then also matched them to each other.  He matched the pictures up perfectly, and even talked about what was on the cards.  He did keep bumping them off the template, though.  Maybe a small piece of double sided tape in each cell would fix it.

Puzzle of the Week
This week's puzzle was just a simple one from Wal-Mart.  I chose it because it had a bee on it.  He can do it if I orient the pieces for him, but gives up too quickly if they are turned or upside down.

1 comment:

  1. these are such cute Ideas... I love the button match. I've gotta see if I can find some button pics to match with.


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