Monday, November 29, 2010

C is for Cold

~Alex is 33 months~
Tot School

So we started working on the alphabet again. Today we did C is for Cold. Partly because Alex loves to watch Leapfrogs Letter Factory (the letter C's are cold in it) and partly because it is cold out now.  We bundled up and took walk in a nearby small downtown area. It was nice to get some fresh air, and we did a little window shopping. When we came back Alex did a letter C with his Do A Dots.

We read Winter Friends by Carl R Sams II. Its a cute little board book with great illustrations


Then we made a snowman out of cotton balls. I drew the snowman shape out on a piece of blue construction paper with a piece of chalk then I painted on the glue and let Alex apply the cotton balls. I helped him add the felt and foam details and he drew some snow on with chalk.

I also froze some little trinkets in a piece of ice for Alex to explore. I used a few glittery craft foam snow flakes, and trees, a letter C that I cut out of foam, a red jewel, a little gingerbread eraser and a piece of red string. I gave Alex a bowl of warm water and a turkey baster to use to melt the ice. I also gave him some tweezers to help get the trinkets out of the ice.



11 comments:

  1. Love the cottonball snowman! :) And great idea to do C for Cold in the winter!

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  2. ohhhh, I LOVE the snowman....I"m working on a winter unit next fr my son and will have to remember this! Thanks so much for the great idea!!
    Michelle from MusingsofMehttp://thoughtsofesme.blogspot.com/

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  3. Love the ice activity!! Very fun!! Kerri

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  4. That's such a good idea for an icy activity. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Play Academy. Hope you'll come and join in with the Carnival of Junk Play tomorrow.

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  5. I love your ice idea. I will be doing this with JDaniel. Plese link it to Read. Explore. Learn.

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  6. What great activities!! We love Letter Factory here too. I made an ice freeze for Halloween and can't wait to try it again for Christmas/winter. It looks like yours was a lot of fun.

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  7. Thank you so much for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I Stumbled you post.

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  8. I love your snowman and ice play too! Thanks for the ideas--they are very cute and creative!

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  9. Your ice play looks like so much fun, I may have to freeze some ice ready for our hot, Summer days on this side of the world :)

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  10. Hi there! What a great blog you have! I’d love for your to link up to my Tot Tuesdays linky party. Its every Tuesday and a chance to link up crafts, activities, tips, recipes and educational resources for all things TODDLER related. I hope you’ll stop by. Have a great day!

    www.mydeliciousambiguity.com

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  11. I LOVE your snowman and I ADORE the ice activity. I WILL do this with my son this weekend, he would adore it!!

    I would love for you to visit Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) current link up is here: http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/08/kids-get-crafty-nikolaus-sterne-or-santa-stars/

    Hopefully see you there!

    Maggy

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