Getting ready to post this tonight, I didn’t think we had done much this week. But thankfully, since I’m doing Project 365 – I take pictures every day now, so I catch more on camera than I think.
‘I Spy’ Sensory Tub
I pulled out the Indoor Sandbox that we put together in December.
I found some miscellaneous items around the house (small foam letters, paper clip, a small padlock and key, pom poms, etc) – I drew a quick sketch of all of them on a piece of paper – trying to keep it color coded as best I could. I threw all the items in the sandbox and let Henry have a little scavenger hunt for the items. This stayed out all morning long – granted it made a mess, but a sheet makes a much easier cleanup.
I’ve never let Henry have at it with scissors before. Actually, until he went to daycare, he never had used one. The first day there, he did. So I thought it should be time he learned how to use them carefully. He’s a bit awkward with them, using both hands to open and close them, and most of the time holding it sideways.
For practice, I cut a bunch of scrap paper into strips so he could do one quick snip through them.
Henry has been really into matches and pairs lately. Sock sorting may be a new chore for him! I gave him a pile of his and George’s socks and told him to find the pairs that matched.
And yes, he used the loader to haul the pairs away.
Shed Building / Decorating
Henry always has a cardboard box on his table to use as a shed. Well, the shed we normally use isn’t large enough for a
couple many of his vehicles. He was getting frustrated. So I was building him a bigger shed when his Dad and Grandpa came in and started telling me how I should do it… So, they started over with a fresh box and created this shed with a peaked roof and an opening on the top for Henry to reach into. Henry has spent the last 2 days decorating it with markers.
ABC puzzle matching
Henry has this wooden alphabet puzzle. It really bugs me because there’s no way to match up the letters without knowing the order of the ABC’s. So, every time Henry does this, I sing the ABCs and stop at the letter he’s on. I repeat it like this twenty-six times. This time, Henry was cleaning out his toy box in his room after he put it together and we came across his foam letters and numbers. So I had him match up the letters. This seemed like it would be an easy task for him since he knows his letters already – what was hardest was finding the letters. He also had troubles when he dug out a foam number and didn’t know what to do with it. This helped him recognize that numbers were different than letters.