Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Tot School & Preschool Corner

M is 3 2/3 years old
Tot School
R is 23 months old
We've been doing a lot of schooling right after we wake up lately, so forgive all the pajama shots!  (Better than our post-nap no-pants shots that we usually do!). :)

Bat Roll & Color from 2 Teaching Mommies for M (roll die, stamp that number of circles)
Color the Pumpkins from Oopsey Daisy for R (color the pumpkins the same color as the words)
R can match his colors, but had absolutely no desire to do it with this page!

So of course, my OCD girl had to correct him.  At least she was nice about it:
"It's ok, you just need a little more learning.  You'll get it when you're bigger!"

What's Missing from Lawteedah
Each sheet had 3 things different in each panel. 
Instead of just circling them, she actually drew in what was missing.
R isn't in the picture, but he was trying to help point things out.

Pre-writing Sheet from Itsy Bitsy Learners
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Look how good she's getting!
Count & Clip, Phonic Clip cards from 2 Teaching Mommies

Shape Match from 2 Teaching Mommies
He wasn't too interested in matching, but he did ask me to name all the shapes several times through.

Shadow Match from Over the Big Moon
Montessori Style Trays
Spooky Spooning
(We used white beans that I added ghost eyes and mouths to)
M used a baby spoon to add them to a tiny cube ice tray
R used a coffee scoop to add them to a cup

Spooky Sifting
They both sifted Halloween erasers out of bowls of rice.

Halloween Lacing
M laced some string through the tiny holes at the top of some plastic skeletons.
R laced his string through spider, bat, and skull rings.

Showing off their necklaces!
Spooky PE
I found some awesome movement cards from Oopsey Daisy that the kids loved!
Here they are rolling like pumpkins; some of the other favorite cards were flying like bats and marching like mummies!
Field Trips
M went to a Halloween themed birthday party last week!

Here they both are in their costumes, about to head off to another party!
It took a while for me to get the Jesse & Woody costumes together, but I love them!

Making pumpkin faces at a friend's Halloween Party

R needed a little help from daddy!
They also came to the Fall Carnival & Mini Trunk or Treat that my MOMS Club hosted, but I didn't manage to get any shots of them before daddy took them home!
Trick or Treating on Halloween night!
For some reason the little Book Widget is not working, but here are the books we enjoyed this week.
Over in the HollowOver in the Hollow by Rebecca Dickinson
Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying ParodyGoodnight Goon by Michael Rex
Sweet and Spooky Halloween (Pictureback(R))Disney Princess: Sweet and Spooky Halloween by RH Disney
AlphaOops: H is for Halloween: Midi EditionAlphaOops: H is for Halloween by Alethea Kontis

Are you on Pintrest? I (again) had SO many more ideas than what we actually got to this week, so check out my Halloween Theme board if you are storing ideas away for next year!

Just For Fun
The kids were really into helping in the kitchen this week.
Here they are helping me make biscuits.
M's legs are FINALLY long enough to ride the tricycle we bought her last year for Christmas.
Now to work on those pedaling skills!
That's all for this week! To see what other toddlers and preschoolers are learning this week, check out the official Preschool Corner website and Tot School Website!


  1. Very cute! I love their costumes!!

  2. What a fun week you had! I love the necklaces & rice activities. Thanks so much for linking up to TGIF Linky party. When you get a chance don't forget to add our button or a link back so more people can find the party - thanks! I look forward to seeing more fun posts from you!

  3. Just hopping over from TGIF LInky Party. What a fun week! Halloween lends itself to so many fun ideas, doens't it!

  4. Aww I love their costumes. They both look adorable! The tricycle photo is precious too.