Friday, May 15, 2020

Tot School Hexagon Activities

Archer was 23 Months
We have been working on Shape Themes in Tot School. You can see the Shape Themes "Curriculum" post here.
This is what Archer's desk area looked like. The posters are from The Learning Effect. The shelf included a couple Non-Fiction Sight Words books, a Meet the Sight Words book, an alphabet book, a blend reader and a Animal Antics Reader. I also included a Mathstart Book and some books about bees. His artwork from the week is hanging as well.
This week included some fondant cutters, a hexagon stamp.
Coloring some hexagons. We started off with crayons but ended up swapping to markers (Free to print here). 
We used stickers to fill in his dot art (Free to print here).
Tracing hexagons. This is still done with Mommy (Free to print here).
Shape sorting on the ipad.
Matching vehicles and occupations (from
Playroom shelves include both theme related tot school activities and other toys, usually open ended. The goal is to work on things like fine motor skills, visual spacial skills, math and literacy (and keep him entertained). I have been trying to also include one of our toddler games, to get him more used to playing games with us.

The white board had some magna-tile hexagons (from this set) and some magnetic pattern blocks. The top also had some hexagon facts and the Honey Bee Tree game. Shelves on the left had some wooden beads and string, magnetic pattern blocks, honeycomb matching, a shape sorter, two part puzzles, magnetic gears, a chunky puzzle, a bee dot magnet page, safari bowling and cars with highway shape (from Making Learning Fun).
I used the beads from his sequencing set and some string. He was good at putting the string in the beads, but not pulling it through on his own.
I originally tried getting out regular pattern blocks, but he really wanted them to stick to the white board. Once I got out the magnetic ones, he played with them a lot.

Honeycome matching. Not one of his favorites. He did about three before moving on to more important things.
Shape sorting
Alphabet puzzles (this is about 1/3 of them)
Magnetic gears. Always more fun on the dishwasher when Mommy is trying to cook on the counter above him.
Bee dot magnet page with some pom poms glued to magnets. This was the first time I got out this kind of activity for him, but he liked it. He got it out on his own several times during the week.
Safari bowling. This was a huge hit this week (with both boys)! Archer is pretty bad at aiming with the elephant ramp, but excellent and running over and knocking down all the targets (and laughing hysterically afterwards).
Cars on the hexagon (from Making Learning Fun).

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