On Thursday we took a break. So on Friday I pulled out some construction paper and glow in the dark stars.
I traced the stars to form the letter G, then outlined the G around the stars. I also wrote "Green" under it.
My G is a little top heavy, I really do need to find, set up, and restock our printing supplies. Although this has given me an opportunity to practice my own drawing/tracing/penmanship skills ;)
As she was putting the stickers in place, I would say "G. Ga, ga, ga, Green." or "What shape is that?...A star."
I was really surprised that Scout knew what to do right away. I didn't even have to show her to match the shape of the sticker to the shape on the paper. She was really excited about it too. I did have to peal the backing off the stickers though.
She didn't match them up perfectly, but I was still really proud. Honestly, I expected her to just stick them on the page anywhere and pay no attention to the outlines. We will definitely do more play like this in the future.
- Matching shapes
- Letter/color recognition work
- Fine motor skills placing the stickers
Last weekend Scout played with some leprechaun window clings. It kept her entertained for quite a while. She would peal them off the window and rearrange them. She like lining them up in different ways too. She came back to them occasionally throughout the week, and I even caught her giving the little guys kisses.