Since the beginning of starting tot school with Baby J, we have been doing themed weeks. This week, I decided to start color weeks. Baby J’s vocabulary has been rapidly expanding, and by following his cues, I felt that he was ready to start learning colors (he is now 13.5 months old.)
His treasure basket this week was filled with red things I found around the playroom, including books, blocks, and a ball.
Our art/learning station was set up with a very fancy (just kidding!) homemade poster featuring the word red with drawings of red things (an apple, stop sign, and a firetruck.)
Our first activity was a funny one, at least it was funny to Baby J 🙂
I took a kitchen strainer, turned it upside down, and put red pipe cleaners through the holes. The idea was for Baby J to put rigatoni pasta onto the red pipe cleaners.
At first, he took the strainer and made it into hat, which was quite cute! Can’t say he isn’t creative! 🙂 Then, we tried the pasta activity and he wasn’t overly thrilled with it. He did give it a good try, and got a few noodles onto the pipe cleaners, but it wasn’t that easy for him to get the pasta onto the pipe cleaners for some reason.
The next activity Baby J did for red week was a magnetic apple tree. I taped the drawing of the tree onto a metal cookie sheet, and put magnets onto the back of some red circles (apples). Baby J enjoyed putting the red apples onto the tree, and taking the back off of the tree.
We also used one of our favorite things this week…pom poms! Our Melissa & Doug easel came with spill proof plastic paint containers, which also make great tot school learning accessories 🙂
Baby J took red pom poms and put them into the hole of the container, which is definitely one of his favorite things to do! I’m pretty sure he could sit for extended periods of time just putting things in containers and trying to get them back out! Success! 🙂
Can’t wait to see what next week brings!
As always, thanks for reading! 🙂