Tot School- Bears and more

Be prepared for a LOT of pictures in this post!

This week we did all sorts of fun learning activities. It amazes me every day to see how much they learn so quickly.

We of course continued some of the activities from last week, especially the Magna Tiles (absolutely LOVE those things!). But on Tuesday I decided to pull out our magnetic letters. I’d checked out the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom from the library and had not yet read it to them, so while they napped I set up this activity for them:

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activity

The idea I had was that we’d read the book once, then I’d go through it again and they would find the corresponding letter to put on the cookie sheet “tree.” What really happened was I read the book (which they enjoyed) and when I tried to get them to find the right letters, they just started grabbing all of them and transferring them all over the house.

letters on the fridge

Hey, these stick to the fridge and dish washer, but not the oven!

And then decided it was way more fun to use the pans as drums.

Drum time

Duba-duba-duba-DAH! (this is what Kyla sings when she's drumming)

Oh, well. If you can’t beat ’em, give them wooden spoons for drum sticks!

Kyla drumming

Kyla gets VERY into her music.

Lucas drumming

Lucas is a little more subdued, but just as talented.

The next day N brought out the letters and I asked them “Where’s the K for Kyla?” and they found it. They also found “L for Lucas,” “M for Mama,” “D for Daddy,” and “O for octopus.”

I’ve now decided I’m going to focus on one letter each week the way I did the colors.

Tot Time- Bears

This was week two of Tot Time with our friends. The theme this week was Bears and we met at our friends’ house.

We’ve decided to put together a personalized set of alphabet flash cards by taking pictures of them with objects that start with the different letters. This week we did “B is for Bear.”

Lucas and the Bear

Lucas- B is for Bear

Kyla and a Bear

Kyla- B is for Bear

We read the book Going on a Bear Hunt, then went on a hunt together. We went through a tunnel, around a table, over a foil path, up the ladder and down the slide!

Foil path

I thought the foil path was SO cool! The kids liked walking on it too.


Sliding is always fun!

We then gathered all the teddy bears to a big blanket and had a Teddy Bear Picnic. Both Kyla and Lucas enjoyed “feeding” the bears.

Kyla feeding the bear

Kyla feeding the bear.

Lucas feeds it too

Not to be left out, Lucas fed the bear too.

Of course, they got a lot of playing in, too. And Lucas showed off his excellent gross motor skills by climbing into and out of E & N’s cribs. I just hope he didn’t teach them any bad habits!

I’m linking up to Tot School. To see more activities for little ones, visit Tot School.
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Filed under friends, fun, growth and development, Parenting, socializing, toddlers, Tot School

2 responses to “Tot School- Bears and more

  1. My little boy loves Going on a Bear Hunt. We did that a few months ago along with Brown Bear Brown Bear. How fun that you get to do Tot Time with friends as well!

  2. I love the party with the bears, so cute! I plan to start Chica Chica Boom Boom soon. Look forward to seeing how it goes for you.

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