Trays this week
It was pretty much all trays this week, so this section will be long ;).
This printable came from the (free) Valentine's Pack at Gift of Curiosity. I really liked this one for Explorer, because when we do cards and counters, she only wants to put one counter with each card. Since these cards have a place for each counter, she put more then one.
Magnet page from the same pack.
For this one, I had Mini Cooper lay a gem on each h. This printable is also from Gift of Curiosity.
For this one, Mini Cooper matched the amount of hearts on the left side with buttons on the right (also from Gift of Curiosity).
The idea of this was to put one bead in each heart....no one liked this one.
Parmesan cheese container and heart sticks from the dollar tree. Always a favorite.
Heart patterning from PreKinders. The hearts are from Oriental Trading Company.
Count and clip cards. I downloaded these from Tired Need Sleep a few years ago. Now they are free-but only if you use Scribd.
This one is a magnet counting page (free) from Crystal and Company. We also used the heart tree coloring page from her pack (but no photos).
Transferring feathers with tweezers. This lasted about 5 seconds. Then, she wanted to throw them around.
Sorting pink and purple-perfect for Explorer right now. She only seems to know these two colors. Everything is 'hink' and if you tell her it isn't, then it has to be purple.
This was by far the favorite tray. They both had lots of fun filling the little heart boxes with treasures.
Explorer loved shaking them to hear the gem inside.
We had only one Montessori Material this week. I introduced the V sandpaper letter and the sound circles from The Helpful Garden.
Books and other stuff
Along with the big kids, we have been learning about the Olympics. I got these great 3 part cards of figure skating poses from Every Star is Different.
And, it's not Valentines without Olive My Love :).
Those were the main highlights of the week, and of course all of our Valentine's fun on Thursday just topped it off. We will be focusing on only the Olympics this next week. Hope you had a great week!!
Items we used this week (Amazon affiliate links in this widget)