Totschool: Nursery Rhymes ~ Twinkle Twinkle Little Star messy play craft

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Tot School

~Pixie is 17.5 months old~

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.

Pixie has had fun with this nursery rhyme. We have been signing it all the time and she has even started, sorta, singing it herself.

She started her star off with crayons, but didn’t seem to be enjoying it too much, so I gave her the left over paints from the big kidlets.
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The completed paper plate star
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She was having so much fun, I gave her the template I used to make the paper plate stars to paint another one. She had so much fun, the star tore as I picked it up. I placed it onto a paper plate to hang it up to dry. No glue required, LOL.
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Messy hands
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Her finished, second, star
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Note to self, don’t let her paint with poster paint on the high chair. Poster paint does not come off plastic *sigh*

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Look at what the big kidlets did HERE, the resources are also listed on that blog post.

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Letter Pointer craft

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I saw these really cool letter pointers, by A Differentiated Kindergarten, on Pinterest a little while ago and decided to have Koko and Fifi decorate their own pointers for when we do letters every day.

I had bought 4 tubs of these letters a while ago, put them away and forgot about them.

While Noo was at his maths lessons with Bimpa (my father in law) and Koko had finished his lessons for the day, I inserted a bamboo skewer into each letter. I then gave the kidlets some glitter glue to wild with. They loved it.

Koko has blue and orange letters and Fifi has purple and green letters.

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Mini Box Day

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We had a mini box day here this morning. Noo’s new reading books finally arrived. He LOVES the Beast Quest series and as he finishes his curriculum readers his reward is the next book in the series, which in this case is Sepron the Sea Serpant. He also needs more help in his Afrikaans lessons and a friend suggested the “Boet en Saartjie” book to get him started reading. I’m hoping this is going to help him. Both books were bought through Kalahari.net
Min Box day
Min Box day
Min Box day

Then from Crafty Stuff I ordered a few things for the littlies (including Bumble) for the sensory boxes. Click on the images (courtesy of Crafty Stuff unless otherwise noted) below to buy them online.
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I couldn’t resist these iron on bees for Baby Bumble. I bought three, one is already on one of her baby grows, LOL.
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Bees are currrenly out of stock, but here’s the link for all the iron ons

Bugs for our bug theme
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Min Box day

For the colour sorting box.
Stars
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Cars
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Hearts
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Min Box day

Flowers
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Smiley Faces
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Felt sheets. These will be used for finger puppets and felt food.
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Little Monster School ~ Baking Day

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Koko is 50 months old (4 years 2 months)and Fifi is 28 months old

The littlies and I have been doing quite a bit of baking over the last few weeks. Here are some pics of the littlies and their cupcakes. I attempted the frosting (not my strong point, I’m afraid) and the littlies did the sprinkles.

Fifi and her Barbie Cupcakes.
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Baking day

Koko and his Spiderman Cupcakes.
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Baking Day

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Little Monster Preschool #2

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Koko is 50 months old (4 years 2 months)

I got this wonderful idea from Rockerbye Butterfly and decided to do something similar and create our own Letter/Number Review and Check Sheets, downloadable downloadable here.

Every week we check off which letters he worked on and learnt that week. He is doing really well retaining all the letters he has learned so far. He is still battling with some of his numbers, but he is getting there. I’m not concerned at the moment.
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Koko is doing really well with reading lessons and is loving every lesson.

Matching the capital letters to the lower case letters.
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Previous Posts:
Little Monster School ~ 1
Little Monster School ~ 2
Little Monster School ~ 3
Little Monster School ~ 4
Little Monster Preschool #1

Little Monster Totschool #2

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Tot School

Fifi is 28 months old

Snacktime before school
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Working on her Pretty Bugs Activity Book. This book has been a HUGE hit, we will be carrying this theme over to July, there are just so many activities we have yet to cover for this theme.

Contemplating which colours to use, LOL.
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I printed a picture off of Google Images of a flower and gave her some butterfly and dragonfly foam stickers for her to stick on to the picture and then she had to colour it in.
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Colouring in was not on the cards for her this day, LOL.
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All done.
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Waiting, impatiently, for her split pin bee. How cute is she ♥
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The split pin bee from Sparklebox. She didn’t have a problem touching this one like she did last week, LOL.
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We had a short school week with Thursday being a public holiday.

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Previous Posts:
Little Monster School ~ 1
Little Monster School ~ 2
Little Monster School ~ 3
Little Monster School ~ 4
Little Monster Tot School #1