Sunday, August 29, 2010

Letter of the Week: S (continued)


We painted with Straws!! This idea is in the Toddler's Busy Book. You basically put a little paint on the paper....then have your child blow the paint around.






We cut out Stripes to put on our S....



....making our Striped S!



I printed these off from Confessions of a Homeschooler's site. She used her Do-A-Dots to make the letter Ss. She loved doing this and I printed off several copies for her to do throughout the week.







S is for Square! I got the idea for a Square puzzle here.....and then decided to make my own.

First....I made this one, not knowing how she would do with a more difficult one. And she did it perfectly the first time. (I have no pictures because we were just playing on the floor and I didn't want to ruin the moment by getting up to get my camera.)



Click on the image to download it yourself. Be sure to make 2 copies.....one will be the puzzle, and you will cut out the squares with the other.















Then- I made this one that is a little more difficult. She made a few mistakes....I think she felt more intimidated by it....but I definitely see us using it again.



Click on the image to download for yourself.

















S is for Six and Seven. I made a Six and Seven on a piece of paper....and had her place the appropriate number of Squares in each number.








We made Sugar cookies!

And just so you know....Parker dug this dress out of the pile that I was getting ready to put up in Grace's room. It is a dress that Parker wore at 10 months.....I had just gotten my new camera and was 'testing it out,' This is her then (July 2008)....

My very first 'photo shoot'

Moving on..... Parker is a VERY big help in the kitchen....well....at least when her 'helping' involves Sugar!

And what are Sugar cookies without the Sprinkles?!?





S

Well....I took the leap.

She finally got her own pair of Scissors!! She just has this fascination with Scissors. (As I am sure that many kids do.) But anyway. {I gave her paper to cut just the other morning while i was cutting fabric....and every time I would look up (every 5.2 seconds) she had found something 'new' to cut. I'd catch her before she did...but I had to laugh because it was almost like she was on a mission!}

Here they are. I gave them to her and opened the package soon after returning from Target. Before I could even explain the rules......

...she had gone into our bathroom.....opened one of our drawers.....and got out this brush....

...and cut it all up while sitting on the couch. Seriously.....8.4 seconds had passed since giving her the scissors...while Geoff and I were continuing to unpack the groceries...

So we tried to be a little more contructive with the Scissors....giving a little more direction....





I had originally set out for her to make the Sun out of a paper plate. Yeh....it didn't really work out too well. ;)




I had bought this kit back when we did letter M....but never got around to doing it. So I thought it still appropriate for S...Stepping Stone!







After we made the Stepping Stone.....she played in her beach sensory tub with the Sand, shells, and Starfish.




Then she pretended to Sleep in her Swing!





Geoff got her this Strawberry Shortcake drink the other day. It's so cute, and I decided to include it, because she will say Strawberry Little cake......even though we have only said short cake. It's like her brain automatically translates the short to little. So cute, I think.






My friend, Amy, came over for lunch a few weeks ago....and had read about how we were working on letter S....so....she came with a bag of goodies!!

She brought over a gift bag full of Stickers!!! And not just any Stickers...but Superhero Stickers (Batman...I think these were her favorite).....Smiley face Stickers.....Star Stickers.....and my favorite....Sparkling alphabet Stickers.



And Amy also brought her SkittleS! Which she loved.




Thanks again, Amy!!




And my all-time favorites:

Sweet Sister moments...







Moments I live for.


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To see our first S week...go here.

To see what other tots are doing, visit 1+1+1=1.


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