We started off our week reading Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. Just like Growing Vegetable Soup (which we read during farm week), this book was full of bold and bright illustration and simple writing. It was a great way to discuss colors, plant parts, and the way plants grow. Read below to learn about the activities we did to accompany this book!
As I mentioned in an earlier post this week, part of the reason we did so few activities is because we had a lot of great outings available to us to explore "Things That Go."
Getting out of the house? T having lots of fun? Little to no planning or prep on my part? Sounds like a win-win!
I have to admit - I was a little lax this week with planning activities. We had so many toys that go and so many opportunities for outings to explore things that go, I didn't plan much in terms of sensory activities or crafts. But the things we did do are described below. More to follow (in another post) on our fun outings this week.
There are so many books and songs out there about "things that go"! I found several books in our collection this week and we also took a trip to the library to check out two more - both of which we really enjoyed. Did you know there is a type of boat for EVERY letter of the alphabet (yes, even "X")? I do now! We also came across a lot of transportation themed songs this week - some we sang, some we played instruments to, some had motions, and others were just fun to listen to recordings of. Read below to see some "Things That Go" inspired literature and songs!
We finished the week off with two sensory activities related to the fields of a farm - both were easy to set up and fun for multiple age groups. Check them out below!
Today was a hodgepodge of farm activities that didn't really fit with a particular theme. We sang farm songs, played with farm toys and games, and read some more farm books. Read on below for details!
We took a super fun family trip to the farm to see everything we've been reading signing and talking about in person. While there, T learned a new word: "donkey!" Though he seems to think ALL farm animals are called "donkey." We had a blast visiting all of the different animals and eating some dairy fresh ice cream. Even our border collie (who's a farm dog at heart) really enjoyed herself. Read below for some pictures from our trip.
Obviously there are many many crops that grow on farms, but I decided to focus our attention for this day to vegetables. Read on below to see how we explored vegetables.
"Farm messes" probably seems like an odd topic for a day of activities. But since messes are my toddler's favorite thing and farms are full them, I figured it was a good way to start the week!
We explored wind and sun each on their own day this past week, but the list of activities was not particularly robust for either, so I'm combining them to one post. Read below to see how we took advantage (or TRIED to take advantage...) of a week of wild weather.
Former science teacher. Work-at-home mom to a toddler. Attempting to enrich our days with intentional play and exciting experiences to expand a growing little mind.