Toddler Activity Schedule 2

January 21st, 2010 by Dionna | 4 Comments
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Children, Eclectic Learning, Learning Activity Series, Preschoolers, Toddlers

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January is “Financial Wellness Month,” so we are going to learn a little bit about money this week.

Kieran was born in 2007 - the year of the "golden pig" - this means that he is supposed to be extra smart, healthy, and financially secure. Hey, whatever works! I participated in a "baby present exchange" with some girls from my due date club; the mama that sent Kieran a present was living in Korea and gifted him a golden piggy bank to commemorate his lucky birth. I think we're just lucky to have him, period.


Monday Fun-day with Jax & Sarah
*Sarah is hosting this week. We’ll do some kind of art/craft.

Pretend play
*I’ll give Kieran some options: 1) Play “grocery store” with credit cards and money; 2) Go to “work”; or 3) Go to a “restaurant,” eat, and pay.

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement (I have a kids’ “Rockin’ Dance Party” DVD on hold at the library.)


Fun with numbers
*We will have fun counting and sorting coins (he has a piggy bank that he likes to play with too).


*We will create a numbers poster (0-20) using fabric scraps, glitter glue, etc. We can hang it in the living room and we’ll refer to it when playing, chatting, etc. (“You stacked 12 blocks – there is the number 12!”)

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


See the city field trip day!
*We will go to the Peace Pavilion.

Exploring our World
*We will take a trip to the bank where Tom works. I’ll help Kieran make a deposit and change some money.

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


Science Adventures
*I will trace the shape of money onto paper – he can match up the different coins (and bills) to the shapes on the page. Kieran can also try to trace the coins himself.

Library & grocery store
*I have a hold on “Benny’s Pennies“: a story about a boy who has five pennies to spend on his family and pets.

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


Kid Swapping with Melody

Messy Play
*Scooping fun: Kieran can use a measuring cup/spoon to scoop coins, rice, and/or beans from one bowl to another.

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

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4 Responses to:
"Toddler Activity Schedule 2"

  1. Deb

    I’ll tell you what’s even better than your Thursday plan of tracing the shapes of money–photocopy actual coins and then have him match them up. I did that for a co-op class for little ones and it was a hit. I didn’t take a photo of the coin page, but you can see one I did with dominoes here. It looks like a fun week!

  2. Acacia

    Everett is loving these activities this week! His teachers at school said he is really showing interested in math activities so I thought these would be perfect. Today we took the money out of his bank, traced and sorted, looked at the similarities and differences and counted all his change. Then we set up pretend stores with his cars and animals so he could shop for them, counting out his money, bringing his reusable bag, etc. He wanted to keep playing after an hour and half. For lunch we set up a restaurant, Mom’s Diner, and he got to order from the menu and pay at the end. He loved it! Thanks for all the great ideas.

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Yay! This week has been a big hit here too – Kieran’s been playing with money for two days. I cut different size holes in old containers and let him play with them that way, we did the tracing/matching activity, he loves playing store, and the “Bennies Pennies” book has been a raging success – half the time we just act it out ourselves instead of reading it!
      So glad you and Everett are enjoying everything :)

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