Saturday, August 30, 2008

Preschool Activity Box

At the beginning of the summer (before I had the baby) I put together a box of fun educational ways to entertain Treyton. I was able to find (on-line) a list of ideas to assist in this endeavor. This box is great to have around when I can't work one-on-one with Treyton, though at this point he isn't able to do some of the stuff on his own he is learning and can do some of it on his own... and it's better than putting him in front of the TV.

The box is actually a filing system which is broken down into ziploc baggies (I use gallon size with the zipper because it's easier for kids to open and close on their own) each baggie contains a different "activity"

Some of the activites included in my box are:
~ Sorting Colors Box: A craft box with a colored bead glued in the bottom of each section. There are also several (5-10) beads of each color to seperate into each section.
~ I have a baggie of 4 different types of noodles and four small bowls for the child to divide out the different noodles into each bowl
~ Numbers & Counting: a bag full of pennies and flash cards - on one side of the flash card is the numerical number (1, 2, 3) on the back side I have round stickers to illustrate the number (for example the number 3 card has three circle stickers on the back and a number "3" on the front). The child puts the card in front of him and counts out the number of pennies the corelates with the number and to double check his work he is able to turn the card over and match the pennies to the circles.
~ Tracing paper and shapes
~ Paper & Safety scissors
~ Bubble Wrap
~ Lacing Shapes (I made myself with shoelaces and card board)

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