This week I’m teaching E the letter D which involved lots of dinosaur fun!
Pictured first was an easy sensory box that E had fun with. I simply put dirt, sticks, rocks and grass in a bucket along with some of her plastic dinosaurs then set it out on the porch for her to play with.
She thought the pokey purple dinosaur was funny.
This week I told her the story of Noah and the flood, up until the point that they are on the water. I’ll save the rest of the story for next week.
Salt dough dinosaur fossils. Yes it was as messy as it sounds!
Our duck eggs. The curriculum suggested dinosaur eggs but I couldn’t find any small plastic dinosaurs so I went with the ducks instead. Dinosaurs probably would have worked better though as the ducks kind of floated to the top. I bought white balloons and put the ducks inside. Next I filled the balloons with water and froze them over night. We “cracked” them open the next morning by cutting off the ballons then I gave them to E to play with as they melted.
The concept of this activity was a little advanced for a 2 year old but an older child would enjoy it. I numbered the clothespins 1-10. The dinosaurs were a printable that came with the curriculum. Each dinosaur is numbered and the activity is to match the clothes pin to it’s matching dinosaur. Poor E wasn’t so thrilled with this because she pinched her hand with a clothespin and then didn’t trust them after that. She liked coloring the dinosaurs though.
And that’s our letter D week! I’m looking forward to next week because I have some neat ideas for using the week to introduce E to spelling her name.