Curriculum: DIY Animal Matching

Curriculum category: Matching/Science  This is a really easy D.I.Y animal matching game.   I have labeled the activity into “science” because their learning about different animals.  I like to tell McKinley little facts about the different animals as we match them.  This activity is also great for building and enhancing memory.  Also, hands on.  Supplies (for making):…

Curriculum: Painting

Painting. Sensory Activity  Curriculum category: Art/Crafts  Painting is a great sensory activity to do with toddlers and kids of all ages. It allows them to explore colors and senses by touching and mixing the paint.  This activity also allows them to express themselves, be creative, and just let loose!  Getting messy shows that you don’t…

Adventure Walks

We decided to go on an adventure walk a couple weeks ago as part of our learning series.   Curriculum: Exercise/Sensory/Science Supplies:  Weather appropriate clothes A bag for them to carry and collect things into Kids/Toddlers LOVE exploring and finding new exciting things outdoors.  The outdoors stimulate so many senses for them! We went to a…

Play Doh.

  Curriculum: Sensory activity: Play doh.  Supplies:  Different colors of Play doh. Tray plastic “cookie cutters” and other play doh tools from the dollar section at target. This is a great sensory activity for toddlers because it allows them to explore multiple colors and textures.   15 minutes later…there was play doh pieces everywhere in the…

Toddler Transfer

    Water Sponge Transfer. This Montessori toddler activity is really simple and informative! I classify this activity under “math/science.”  It teaches a bit of practical life, eye/hand coordination, and of course squeezing. Supplies:  2 bowls or Tupperware containers water Tray sponge Directions:  Set up water in one of the containers, and put both bowls…