Here are some of the activities we've covered so far:
From our "Fun with Numbers" box:
Counting Cars Activity (I embedded the printable in this post). He enjoyed it. Thailand won by a landslide.
From our "Countries and Places" box (he named it that):
He had requested something to do with Ireland, so we made an Irish flag. I'm surprised by how challenging I am finding it to come up with good geography box fillers, since we have always done a lot of geography. I guess we just do it informally - playing with our stuffed globe, etc. (see 10 Geography Activities for Two Year Olds). Maybe I'll try to just stick with an Ireland theme for this box this week, since it is what he asked for.
From our "Games" box:
Rush Hour into his bin. We've been playing this often lately, and I love the way it works his brain. At first he just liked playing with the toy car pieces, but recently he insisted that we show him how to play it the real way. For those who aren't familiar with it, the game comes with a series of cards with different configurations for arranging the cars. The player has to move the cars around (only able to move in forward and reverse) to get the red car out of the only exit. It's a logic game. I like to set up scenes for him which just require two or three moves to win, but more often than not he insists on doing the actual cards. Even the easy level cards are too hard for him, but not by too much. If I sit with him and prompt him a bit (which car is in the red car's way? Oh, the green? Well which car is in the green car's way? Ah, so can you move that one?), then he can solve them... eventually.
From our "Arts and Crafts" box:
I am linking this post up with Tot School and Math Monday at Joyful Learner.
Question: Are you visiting us for the first time from Tot School? Please comment and say hi! And for everyone, old and new readers: how far in advance do you plan your activities? I'm trying to stay ahead of him, so that we don't let the boxes run empty for a few days and have him lose interest (although, that would probably peak his interest more than anything, now that I think of it). I'm curious how far other people plan ahead.
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