Monday, April 15, 2013

M for Monkey

 Xander is 28 Months

We are currently working on our Mommy & Me ABC units.  This week was letter M and monkeys! I actually had a lot of trouble putting this set together.  I had trouble finding images of monkeys that were true monkeys and not apes.  That is why most of the pictures are of a marmoset, which is not the "stereotypical" monkey.    Unless otherwise specified, all of the printables are from my Mommy & Me ABC Printables, which are free as we complete them (for a detailed list of all the materials in the printables, check out this post).

 His white board had some alphabet magnets, and his fridge phonics set.  The shelf had a bunch of Ms, some monkeys, and some monkey books.
Stretching to reach the fridge phonics!

Balancing monkeys on his peg letter m.
Letter M Alphabet Sensory Bin
Making Monkey Chains
Play Dough
Magnet Dot Page
I gave Xander two colors of pom poms so that he could put one color on the big Ms and the other on the little Ms.  He did a pretty good job distinguishing the two.
 Monkey Puzzles
We have been using our A-Z mini puzzles for a while, but this was the first week Xander did one completely by him self.  Then, of course, he did it again and again and again...

Shape Jungles
This activity is hit or miss with Xander.  I think it is too easy.  I had a bunch of mini jungles with the name of a shape and then some monkey cut outs with shapes for him to match.
Letter Clipping


Monkeys in the tub
Monkey Snacks
Chocolate covered bananas seemed like the perfect treat to go with our monkey week!  They were a HUGE hit.
Making an M out of Hexie-Snaps
Monkey Size Sorting
I picked up a package of Expo washable dry erase markers, and I really like them.  Very bright colors, but vibrant.  I think I may like them better than the Crayola ones, but I'm not positive yet.
Other Tot School Activities
 Working on some alphabet puzzles.
Playing with his number train.

Tot School


  1. That banana look so amazing!! I wish Henry wasn't allergic to chocolate, cause I bet thats a great summer snack!

  2. Wow, you've been busy! I love all these activities. Thank you for sharing this on Tender Moments Toddler & Preschool Linkup!

  3. Just stopping by to let you know I've featured this On The Sunday Showcase:

  4. Visiting from the Sunday Showcase. I'd love for you to share your family-friendly crafts and ideas at Monday Kid Corner at See you at the party!



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