so today during naptime i was scanning blogs and my pinterest board for preschool activity ideas. nothing was really jumping out at me, so i decided i would actually try to come up with something on my own.
and do you know what?
it can be done!
i was inspired by this book (it's one of my favorites and the boys adore it):
here's what we did.
i cut a piece of construction paper in half (one for t and one for d) and glued on their respective pictures and names. then i cut out 2 sets of 10 apples and labeled them with the numbers 1-10. (obviously if you had apple stickers you could save yourself the cutting and the gluing.)
i showed the boys the book and their pictures and told them that we'd be reading Ten Apples Up on Top and that they would get to put apples up on top of their pictures, too.
so i read the story aloud, and each time an apple was added, we stopped and glued another apple "up on top". (and of course, counted all of the apples...)
overall, this was a little bit of a stretch for desmond's attention span--plus he kept ripping his apples off--but it was a great activity for tesla's age. (2 1/2 +) i thought it was fun and kind of a cute idea, and i was proud of myself for coming up with it (as complex and brilliant as it was). ;)
behold, apples up on top:
we also did a pouring activity
and another, extremely messy activity that you will hear about tomorrow.
have a happy week! i hope it's starting to cool off, wherever you are. (unfortunately, we've still got at least 3 1/2 months of summer left.)