Take Home Activities for Toddlers
Updated: Mar 29, 2020
As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.
Hi! My name is Ms. Cristi and not only am I one of the preschool teachers at Pitter Patter Place Childcare, but I'm also a toddler mom.
Today I wanted to take a few minutes to share the wonderful take home activities that were put together. Of course the preschoolers got take home activities too, but today it's all about the toddlers.
In the toddler room, we use Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose time) just like we do in the preschool room, except the toddler version looks a lot different.
Experience Toddler was made especially for the littlest of learners and of course includes crafts and activities that are developmentally appropriate for toddlers.
I've seen my daughter come home with all sorts of fun things including but not limited to sticker scenes and coloring pages.
Experience Toddler truly is a wonderful curriculum and I'm definitely excited to have the opportunity to work through some of our Birds & Eggs theme together at home.
First things first, everything was packaged neatly in a large, clear zip bag.
There was a copy of the activity calendar included, which I was already familiar with because we get a new one each week.
The opposite side of our calendar includes some information for parents. I loved that they showed both the Hello Bird read aloud that came with the curriculum as well as Are You My Mother?
If you're interested in sharing a few bird themed stories with your toddlers, you can find some great options on YouTube. Here's a link to Hello Bird from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).
We also love Dance and Beats Lab and they've included two songs from their Dancing with Birds, so if you're looking for a fun music and movement activity that you can do with your toddlers and preschoolers, you're for sure going to want to check it out!
I found supplies as well as instructions for each day's art project included. And did I mention that the crafts look like so much fun? Needless to say, these two wasted zero time digging in!
The first activity for the week included stickers, which are always a favorite. Not only are stickers lots of fun, but they're also great for encouraging fine motor skills.
After that, you're going to make a bird headband. Once your toddler has finished the art portion of this activity, they can wear their bird headband while they flap their wings and shake their tail feathers.
Lesson 3 includes a painting activity, which means a lovely sensory experience for the kiddos. They'll be making finger- and thumbprints on a coffee filter to look like peacock feathers.
This activity, which is called Rockabird, looks like it's going to be a blast. Look at the fun materials that were provided to turn this ordinary paper plate into an extraordinary work of art created by your toddler artist.
Last but not least, lesson 5 included this adorable bird coloring page. Except like I said my two kiddos couldn't wait to get started, so now we have some wonderful cooperative bird art to hang up instead.
Total side note, but if you have older children, they very well might want to play along too. Mine definitely did!
It's going to be an awesome first week of April as we start exploring Birds & Eggs together as a family. After all, that's just one of the many reasons why Experience Early Learning (formerly Goose Time) is wonderful for both at home as well as classroom learning!