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We are moving on to our letter B activities for tot-school, part of our letter of the week tot-school theme for the year. I had a lot of fun coming up with the activities for this week, so many ideas to choose from.
For each week of tot-school that I plan with the letter of the week theme, I divide into 8 sections with one activity per section for the week:
- Practical Life
- Fine Motor
- Gross Motor
- Reading & Math
- Craft (typically themed with our Bible lesson)
Items Needed for Letter B Activities Week
Each week I use our Weekly Homeschool Planner pre-school pages to plan out the week and also list out the items I need for each week. Here are this week’s items:
- Montessori by Mom Language Box (includes sand tray, moveable alphabet cards and sand tray)
- Paint brushes
- Montessori Letter Work
- Button Snake or chain (tutorial here at Happy Hooligans)
- Baby doll
- Muslin blanket or baby blanket
- Bear beads
- Lacing string or shoe string
- Wooden bowls
- Bubble tongs
- Letter B from ABC's of Movement Cards
- Little Letter B Book from The Measured Mom
- Handwriting Without Tears Wood Piece Set for Capital Letters with letter cards
- Wood buttons
- Wood sorting tray
Button Snake & Baby Doll Wrapping for Practical Life Skills
My mother in-law actually made this button and snap snake or chain for Ellie, but you could also make one like the one at Happy Hooligans. We also have a baby doll wrapped in one of Ben's muslin blankets. This one has been a big hit so far.
Bear Bead Stringing for Fine Motor Skills
Bead Transfer with Bubble Tongs
Ellie has really loved this one, she used it for only an hour the first time I set it up. If you have a child that likes to pour things, this is a great next step.
Sand Writing Tray for Pre-writing Skills
I used our Language toolbox from Montessori by Mom for this (the moveable alphabet cards, sand tray, and Montessori letter work book all come in that). We also added paint brushes to help focus on holding a writing utensil with the correct grasp.
Capital Letter B Pre-writing Tray
This is the Handwriting Without Tears program that I like using with Ellie. I have her trace the wood pieces with her two fingers as she places them on the card.
Gross Motor Skills
We are using the ABC's of Movement activity cards and so I pulled out letter B for this week.
I used our wood sorting tray and some wood buttons for this. We will be sorting by colors.
More Resources for Tot-School Activities
Want to see a sneak peak of what we do each week? Follow me on Instagram and follow the hashtag #GrowHandsOnKids. I share our behind the scenes tot-school activities each week over there.
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