Sunday, January 4, 2015

Snowman Themed Tot School Activities for Toddlers

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This month I am planning to do a few simple toddler activities with my littlest one every day as part of our own "tot school" at home. My son is two and loves doing activities with me... especially ones that get his body moving! I thought I'd make a regular weekly plan and share it with you to keep myself accountable and invite you to join us if you'd like! (If tot schooling is new to you, head on over to 1+1+1=1 to learn more about it)

This week our tot school activities will be snowman themed. If you missed our snowman crafts and activities post yesterday, you may also want to get some ideas from over there too!

Each week we'll highlight a children's book or two (or four) during tot school. We'll also include several activities, crafts, and snack ideas. Click on the links below for more details on each activity. Many of these ideas come from several of our favorite blogs. You can also check out more winter craft ideas on our winter crafts and activities pinterest board.

Books we're reading...

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn and Mark Buehner

That's Not My Snowman (touch and feel book) by Fiona Watt

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs (if I can find my copy)

Often with my toddler I just use the images in the book as a jumping off point. Sometimes I skip the words entirely and just tell the story how I want using simple language that my toddler understands. 

We like to read books again and again, so we'll probably read each of these books every day more than once. I may also add in some other favorite snowman books I find around our house.

Snowman activities and crafts...

Here are the activities we are going to do each day this week. You can join us over on Instagram by following me at kristinatoddlerapproved and watching for the hashtag #totschool. If you do an activity tag me so I can come check it out!

Monday- Letter snowman from No Time for Flashcards (alphabet for starters activity)

Tuesday- Do you want to melt a snowman? ice activity from Munchkins and Moms (sensory play & science)

Wednesday- Launching ping pong ball snowmen from Buggy and Buddy (science & movement activity)

Thursday- Feed the snowman game (watch for a post later this week) (colors & movement activity)

Friday- Snowman button craft (with big buttons) (colors & fine motor activity)

Snowman snacks & treats...

Monday- String cheese snowman from No Biggie

Tuesday- Snowman on a stick with bananas

Wednesday- Melted Olaf made out of yogurt from Creative Juice

Thursday- Do You Want to Build a Snowman? treat bag from Kim Six Fix

Friday- Snowman Pizza from Fun Family Crafts

If you do any other snowman themed activities during the week come stop by and tell me about them or leave a link in the comments! I am always looking for new cool winter activities to pin. 

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