That being said, let’s jump right into the activities for this week’s letter: D. I’ll be honest, we pretty much stuck with dinosaur activities, for the most part. I realize that dinosaurs might not be as appealing to little girls but you never know. I enjoyed watching The Land Before Time when I was young.
Little Man already had a lot of tiny dinosaur figurines. I pulled them out at the beginning of the week so that he could start playing with them. I kept 4 of them so that I could put together some fun dinosaur ice eggs.
Once completely frozen, cut away the balloon and allow your child to have fun trying to get the dinosaur eggs to “hatch”. Since it’s always summer weather here, this made the perfect, cool activity for the heat. But this can also be an indoor bathtub activity for the cooler seasons.
In place of our sensory bin this week, we made dinosaur fossils with play dough.
Along with watching/singing/dancing to over at , I also stumbled upon a show I had no idea existed: Dinosaur Train! I realize that's old news for some of you but I was thrilled to find out about this PBS show. Not only does it teach a lot about dinosaurs, it also involves a train! Little Man cannot get enough of trains these days so I knew this show would be a winner. We watched the show via Netflix but you can also watch episodes over at PBS.org. You can find fun activities, printables, interactive online games and fun facts at PBS Kids.
|Screen shot from pbskids.org|
One more helpful resource that I don't want you to forget about is the ebook, The Preschool Journey. Though it's not a free resource like some of the other things I've linked to, it's been one of my main resources I open up and look through as I plan my weeks for Tot School. When making a purchase, I have to decide if it's more important to save time and spend a little more money, or save a little money by spending more time searching for a good deal. For me, this ebook has saved me a lot of searching time (because let's face it, it's easy to get distracted on Pinterest) and $6.99 is not a bad price to pay either. It feels like a win-win situation. Click here to visit Teaching Mama and see all the other fantastic stuff that's included in the ebook.
So that's our week for the letter 'D'! In closing, I'll share this picture of what life is like these days:
|Keeping cool with our battery powered fan when ...not if.. the power goes out.
Making sure this thing gets charged is a big deal. The smallest breeze keeps me sane in this heat.
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