Okay I have to admit I've been totally slacking the last about 5 weeks. We got out of our great routine and I kind of lost enthusiasm on making up activities. In fairness though I have been working on another exciting project which I will blog more about after Christmas.
Poor LJ he actually asks me for work and says "roll,roll, roll". Then I feel all guilty because he is desperate to do things.
These are some of the things he has been doing.
This is great for vocabulary and matching. I hold all the cards in my hand and give him one at a time. He says what it is and then (hopefully) places it on the table. Once all the cards are laid out I hand him the matching one which he has to find. This is very easy for him now. They are kept in a little wooden box and he loves to take them out and put them back in as well.
Simply posting little hearts through a slot. Always fun.
Color tablet box one. I made these out of paint samples using the three primary colors to start. Once again the box is a big hit! It's funny when I did this activity with L years ago she was so gentle with the cards. LJs cards are all bent and twisted : ) I present a color and name it and then give it to LJ to place on the mat and say the name. Once they are down I give him the other one to match.
Sorting colored beads. Once again only using the primary colors.
I filled this glass money jar with water and put a shot glass at the bottom. Together we took turns putting coins into the slot and watching them sink to the bottom. I also enjoyed trying to get them into the shot glass, however I don't think LJ even realised it was in there.
Thanks to Itty Bitty Love inspiration I sucked it up and got out the lentils to scoop and funnel. I have to say I was way more enthusiastic about this one than LJ was. Maybe we'll try it again in a month or so.
...and one of my all time favourite works. First drop fluffy pipe cleaners into a maple syrup bottle.
Then try to fish them out. Very carefully!
Oooh the concentration!!!
LJ just can't get enough of doing his work and I am the only one that is holding him back at this point. In the new year I am going to try to get back into that good routine we had going in the fall.