Breakfast Invitation: Horse Numbers & Names
I created this activity to be completed while the boys sat at the breakfast table (it did not actually get done at this time, but hey, I tried!) I just found some farm and animal pictures and made a number version, and a name-spelling version for each of the boys. On the mat, I had a picture of a barn and 6 empty squares for them to place the horse pictures that either contained numbers or letters! I just wanted them to get some practice with one-to-one counting, number recognition and letter recognition with this one!
STEM Tractor Assembly
I gave the boys pre-cut pieces of a John Deere tractor for them to place and glue together. I wanted the boys to be able to complete this mostly on their own and they both did a great job! Even though the tractors looked different, to me, they still both resembled the correct shapes! Afterwards, Leo wrote his name all by himself, and I had Xander trace the letters of his name.
This is the same line-tracing activity that I had created for our Bug Unit, but I replaced the bug pictures with a tractor picture! This is an easy one to just reuse over and over because we are just really focusing on pencil grasp and line tracing! They also had to trace their names at the bottom.
My mom spear-headed this paint activity and this turned out SO cute! First we mixed white and red paint (shortage of pink in this boy-mom household) and had the boys make their handprints on a piece of white construction paper. Next, we cut out pieces for the boys to glue on: eyes, ears, and nose. Finally, we used sparkle glitter glue to make the squiggly tails!
The theme was inspired by our visit to Lambs Farm in the farm yard and pet shop! The boys and their cousins got a chance to feed and pet goats, horses, cows, etc and observe even more than that! They had a blast just being outside and getting exposure to animals that they don’t get to see on a regular basis. It was a short, but successful visit that ended with a picnic lunch and climbing on the wooden tractor, Jeep & bus for some photo ops!
Have an idea for a kids activity theme? Send it my way and I’ll come up with some projects and quick activities to share! Happy Monday!