Toddler Activities: Tea and Trees
My 2yr. old loves her tea set. She actually filled up the tea pot with water herself. Then she poured everyone a cup. What a great, natural way to practice some practical life skills (and clean the floor at the same time ;)
These smooth rocks were used for another activity, but she asked to play with them. I gave her a bowl and a tray and she spent some time putting them in and out of the bowl (I love her little tongue sticking out!)
One of the books we read this week was Catch Picasso’s Rooster by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo. Both my 2yr. old and 4yr. old loved this book and asked to read it over and over. The book is a wonderful introduction to art for young children. The easy-to-repeat phrases and the fact that children can touch and feel an aspect of the artwork made this a perfect book for toddlers. There are more in this series and I am looking to add them to our collection.
After reading so much about art, we decided to have an art day and experiment with different types of brushes and paint. I taped banner paper onto the table and let my 2yr. old try out different brushes(We used brushes similar to this brush set, except I found mine at Hobby Lobby.) We also did another painting project which will be in another blog post :)
The kids also helped Papa plant trees at his house. This tree was planted especially for my 2yr. old and 4yr. old. This is a family tradition for each grandkid to help plant a special tree with Papa. I think this is a dwarf cherry tree, but I can’t remember for sure. The girls loved hanging out with their Papa.
These were some of the highlights of our week!
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