Our sixth week of Tot School is all about green! Below are all the activities we enjoyed this week!
One of our books for the week was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. Fun Fact: this was the first book I ever read! And of course I had to cook green eggs for Grace!
While at our local library looking for books for the next week’s theme, I stumbled across this book and snatched it up to finish up our Green week!
I had a green texture card as well made from various items found in my craft closet.
Our first activity was a green sensory bin filled with green things from Grace’s toy collection and items from around the house.
We danced all week to Pancake Manor’s Green YouTube video and StoryBot’s Green YouTube video as well! I also discovered Pancake Manor has their colors album as well as another album on Amazon Prime Music! We now jam out in the car to all the color songs!
Our next activity of the week was Ziplock Painting a green turtle. Mess free finger painting for the win! I drew an outline of a turtle on white card stock, placed it in a gallon size Ziplock bag, added a few drops of green paint, sealed it up and let Grace squish the paint through the bag to cover the turtle. Once we finish all our color themes I plan to make a book of the different Ziplock Paintings she’s done so she can reference her colors.
Frog hopping on lily pads was our next activity in our green theme! I cut out some lily pads from green craft foam, gathered some leftover deco mesh strands from our St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin as the twigs, and pulled out some green frog bath squirters we had in our bath toy collection (pretty sure I found those at the dollar store a while back). I grabbed our trusty cookie sheet we use for lots of different projects, added a tiny bit of water and all the rest of the things and Grace was in heaven! She immediately started picking up the frogs and placing them on and off the lily pads. Of course there was a lot of splashing too lol. She’s a little water bug for sure! Super simple set up, very little effort on my part, a whole world of fun for Grace!
Next up for green week was a super cool light box for Grace to explore. I grabbed a green storage bin I had holding other supplies and put a strand of clear lights in it. As always supervise your activities! I was watching her like a hawk to make sure she didn’t mess with the plug or try to put the wire on her mouth. I did have the lid on but she very easily could pull it off. I grabbed some different see through green cups of various sizes and stacked them on top so she could see the light coming through. We went to a dark corner of her room, turned off the lights and closed the blinds and played for a while stacking the cups and beating on the light box like it was drums. Total honesty moment: we did not play as long with this activity as I would have liked because she definitely wanted to get to the lights inside and kept taking the lid off which resulted in a little tantrum when she couldn’t get at what she wanted and some anxiety for mama. We will definitely try another light box again at some point.
We ended our green week with another color sensory bath! We made green bath water with Crayola Bath Drops and added in all the green things from her green sensory bin that could go in the bath water. And of course Grace loved it because it was water!
We loved green week! 💚
EVERYDAY a little Grace 🌷