Xander is 23 Months
Xander loves the Halloween words I made him! (You can download the 3 part cards here.) In addition to the 3 Part Cards, I made him a Little Reader lesson. He absolutely loves it and asks to do it every day, usually multiple times in a row. Although it has narration, I usually leave it off and just flip through the words and pictures quickly and say them myself. You can download the Halloween Words Lesson here. I started showing him the words on Little Reader maybe a week or so before I gave him the three part cards. By day two, he could match all of the words to the pictures (so proud of that little guy). I can't keep up with how quickly he can learn the words!
I bought a huge back of spider rings at Wal-Mart and set some up with the pegs from our disk sorting activity. While Xander really struggled to get the rings on the poles, he enjoyed trying.
Just a felt pumpkin and a bunch of shapes for faces, but a big hit with the little guy.
I set out some of the spider rings, some lacing string, and some old glow bracelets for a lacing activity.
This tray had pumpkin spice play dough, a bunch of Halloween cookie cutters, some spider rings, and some googly eyes. He had a blast making shapes and monsters.
I printed these pumpkin matching cards to try to reinforced numerals and quantities. He didn't really like that activity, so we just counted the pumpkins.
Xander still isn't ready for mazes, but we did some pre-maze activities. I had him him use his finger or a dry erase marker to trace the pumpkins from the pumpkin number page. We did the other maze together. Both pages are from Busy Bee Kids Printables.
I decided to start doing some photographic memory games with Xander. To make it more engaging, I made some Super Why game cards. I will post more about this in the future. He really enjoyed playing this week though.
Stamps and Stickers
Xander loves the Halloween Stampers I got him from Oriental Trading. He made a few collages with them. We also did some Halloween stickers.
We used our Hexisnaps to build a jack-o-lantern.
And make some patterns.
And an "X" for Xander.
Doing a Leaf Craft.
Reading a Halloween book.
Halloween Foam Tree