Tot School Week 6
Theme: God washes the world
Bible reading: Genesis 6:1-9:13
Memory verse: Genesis 8:1
Colour: Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue
Number: 1 - 2
Letter: Aa - Cc
Song: The wise man built his house upon the rock
Information: Learning to say his name and surname
Self-care/Manners: Learning to say thank you
Fine Motor activity: Transfer water with a sponge, making sure to use both hands when wringing the sponge
Gross Motor activity: Try to hit a ball with toy club/raquet
Craft: Make a paper boat and let it float in the tub
Sensory Activity: Add colouring to water and let him practise stirring it.
General Activity: Have a wash day for dirty plastic toys.
Here is our toilet paper roll scroll with week 6's memory verse written on it.
We learned a new shape in week 6. No, it's not a heart, but a square. Trevin knows heart already, though:)
Trevin enjoyed this fine motor activity! He had a toy wash up day the day before (see next pic) and he loved jumping right back into water play. It was really hot, so the water activities suited us both;) When I showed him the sponge and how he can squeeze it he took it from there. I reckon this activity doubles up as a sensory activity as well!
I gave Trevin a sponge to clean his toys. I squirted dishwashing liquid into his baby bath for some bubbles. He ended up cleaning the baby bath and his face!
In the pic at the top you will notice a plastic container with red water. I added red food colouring to the water in a container to let him stir it in. He didn't show much interest in stirring, but wanted to take the dropper and add more colour! My mommy heart wasn't keen for a red coloured everything, so I didn't let him play with it. I took the comtainer to his baby bath. He threw it out into the toy-filled tub and carried on playing with his water play.
Having been Valentine's I worked in a couple of heart themed activities. I would talk about Jesus' love for us and how hearts also mean we love others while doing the activities. This activity was my favourite! I drew a heart with red chalk and showed him how to smear it with his hands. He made a couple of marks, smeared it and left it just perfect! I love how it came out.
This heart activity turned out to be a fine motor as well as a sensory activity. I drew the hearts and lined them with red glitter glue. He tried to trace the glue with his fingers and then....
ended up smearing it with his hands. He grew tired of this very fast, so I finished it for him. I made cards with these and...
this. This activity was all me! I didn't have the guts to hand over the pipe cleaners to Trevin to bunch it all up in a nice unusable ball. So, I made this myself. I reckon this activity will work well with older kids and can be used with a boquet of flowers (or a rose) or as a pencil topper. It can be blinged up a little if you want;)
The final product.
Trevin enjoys our learning time a lot. When I tell him it's time to learn about Jesus, he usually runs to the couch where we have our learning time.
Have you done anything in the line of love with your tot this week?