Our theme for this past week was Valentine's Day! There is nothing like hearts, frills, and lots of pink to get Naomi and I excited! We read lots of Valentine's Day themed books that we got from our local library, and really enjoyed those. In addition to our theme activities, and Tot Trays, we are working our way through Get Set for The Code. We only do a couple pages a day, and typically do one letter a week. Our letter for this week was B.
As a side note, I will always put a link to the blog that I get an idea from. I try my very best to link directly to the post where I got the idea, but realistically this won't always happen. For example, I know I got this shaving cream in a bag idea from Confessions of a Homeschooler, but I just can't remember what specific post it was from. Regardless, it was a great idea!
I filled a ziploc bag with shaving cream as a fun way for Naomi to practice making her letters. This was a great alternative to drawing directly in shaving cream, as Naomi doesn't like to get her hands dirty. I love my daughter! ;) I tried to make it pink by adding red paint, but didn't add enough for it to really work. I also added way too much shaving cream the first time and it didn't work at all. Once I took over half of it out, it was much better. It was fun and not at all messy!
Here was our Valentine making tray. She had fun decorating cards with stickers and foam hearts. I had her dictate to me what she wanted written in the cards.
B is for butterflies! On this tray she drew a number card from a bowl, and then had to put the correct number of butterflies on the mat. She liked the butterflies but this wasn't her favorite tray by any means. I got the butterfly number mat from here.