Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Week 6: Getting ready for preschool and tot school!

I have been pretty busy over the summer getting ready for the new school year to begin!  Only a few more day left!  I am soooooo excited to get rolling again!

This week I am going to share with you a few things that my preschooler and tot (3 1/2 and 21 months...right now) will be doing while I am working with my 5 & 7 year old.  I will be working on school type things...writing, reading, counting etc with my 3 1/2 year old, but he will be required to work on little activities when he is not doing school things.

I wrote out all of the activities on popsicle sticks.  I think I am nearing 50 activities.  I figure they will play with at least 4 different activities (maybe more) each morning.  14 more activities are coming my way today!! Yay!!
They will be required to sit on this mat....quietly...playing....for around an hour.  Yes that is possible.
 Some activities are store/garage sale/consignment bought...I store most of them in the closet. 
Things include wedgets, legos, blocks, lacing cards, race cars, magnet people, puzzles, games, snap beads, and matching M&M characters....and many, many more!

Some are ones that I made up with things I had around the house.  There are a lot of different bloggers out there that have made similar activities.  

Drop pins...simple...but the boys love it!
They will count out little puff balls and put that number in the given tray...may use beads also.  This is primarily for Easton.  But Weston might enjoy just putting things in the slots.
The girls even liked this one...cut two holes in the top of a yogurt container and they stuff puff balls inside.
Glued sticky velcro on to pipe cleaners and lids...the boys can make all sorts of things now!

Tomorrow I will be showing you 16 different busy bags!!  I pick them up today!! I made 2...and made some extras for you!  So I will be having a contest going on to win my busy bags!  I might break the posts up a the contest will happen either on Thursday or Friday!!

Stay tuned!!  I hear they are really exciting!


  1. I need to win the busy bags. Let me repeat..I NEED TO WIN! :)

    1. Just to clarify...I will only be giving away 2 busy bags...but you will be able to recreate the others that the group has made. :) I will be shocked if anyone enters (besides you) contests in the past haven't had very many entries...I am hoping for a few names to draw from though:)