Toddler Activity Schedule 1 (Fruit)

January 15th, 2010 by Dionna | 3 Comments
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Children, Eclectic Learning, Learning Activity Series, Preschoolers, Toddlers

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Normally I will publish our activity schedule on Thursdays (I think, don’t hold me to that), but since I just posted about the idea yesterday, I decided to make our first schedule a separate entry.

I found a site that lists monthly holidays as well as daily, weekly, and monthly observances – it should help me think of weekly themes for our activities if I need inspiration.

The week of January 18th, 2010 is National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week, which seems like a fun idea to me.


Monday Fun-day with Jax & Sarah
*I am hosting this week. We’ll do some kind of art using berries to stain the paper – I think we’ll mash berries up in bowls, then paint with the juices using our paintbrushes or fingers.

Pretend play
*I’ll give Kieran some options: 1) Host a tea party for some of his stuffed friends and mama (we’ll make real fruity tea); 2) Pack a suitcase and take a “trip” (maybe to see some fruit trees!); or 3) Pick fruit and gather it in a basket to make pies (he has wooden fruit that I can put up on shelves to “pick”).

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement (I have a Pilates DVD that we will start with until I can find something better at the library.)


Fun with numbers
*We will slice apples or oranges for snacks and talk about halves, quarters, eighths, parts & wholes, etc.


*We will cut pictures of fruit out of magazines, glue them onto paper, and I will write the names of each under the pictures. We will talk about what letter each fruit starts with.

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement


See the city field trip day!
*Plaza Library Toddler Story & Craft Time

Exploring our World
*We will talk about how fruit grows: some on trees, some on bushes, etc. We will look at pictures/videos online, and I will try to prepare a sorting game (I’m thinking about making a tree and a bush out of construction paper, then making some oranges, berries, etc. out of construction paper that he can put on the tree or bush. I’ll post a picture!)

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement


Science Adventures
*We will make fruit smoothies together!
Here is an easy and healthy smoothie recipe:
*Ingredients: one banana, a cup of frozen berries, a cup of yogurt (plain or flavored), honey to taste, and a tsp of ground flax seed
*Directions: Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth.

Library & grocery store
*I have a hold on “Baby Food“: Imagine a lamb with a cauliflower body. A baby mouse made of radishes, and more. The authors have created bold photographs of baby animals made out of fruits and vegetables. (paraphrased from Amazon, where I am now in the Affiliate program)

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement


Kid Swapping with Melody

Messy Play
*We will squeeze different types of fruit to sample and compare the juice. We can discuss the pulp, seeds, rinds, colors, etc.

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement

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3 Responses to:
"Toddler Activity Schedule 1 (Fruit)"

  1. Cristina

    I am so excited about your resolution, because it is mine too! I know it will be such a great resource to see wahat you are doing each week. How old is your toddler? Mine is 32 month, or 2 1/2 about. I will look forward to your posts!

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Hi Cristina – thank you for stopping by! Kieran is 25 months old, so just a little bit younger than yours. I think most of the activities I’ll post will be appropriate for a pretty wide age range though. I look forward to hearing your ideas too!

  2. This sounds like fun! The nerdy side of me particularly likes the cut-up-fruit-to-discuss-fractions/portions activity :)

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