Toddler Activity Schedule 4 (Hearts)

February 4th, 2010 by Dionna | 4 Comments
Posted in Carnival and Special Series, Children, Eclectic Learning, Learning Activity Series, Preschoolers, Toddlers

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Since February is “American Heart Month,” and because Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, we are going to focus on hearts this week.

Monday

Morning
Monday Fun-day with Jax & Sarah
*Sarah is hosting this week.

Afternoon
Pretend play
*Walking a Tightrope: Make a line along the floor with masking tape, starting with a straight line, than twisting and bending the tape. End the ‘walk’ with a spiral. See if your child can walk on the tape, without stepping off! (Too easy? See if your child can do it backwards!)

3:00-4:00 – outside
4:00-5:00 – Music & Movement (We will check out a good CD from the library and dance together.)

Tuesday

Morning
Fun with numbers
*Sing the “One little Two little” song using hearts.

One little, two little, three little hearts
Four little, five little, six little hearts
Seven little, eight little, nine little hearts
Ten little hearts go thump thump thump (Thump your chest lightly in rhythm, then sing it backwards: “Ten little, nine little, eight little hearts,” etc.)

*You can also talk about heart beats and how they beat in a rhythm of one-two, one-two. See if you can hear each other’s hear beat. (Use a stethoscope if you have one!) Practice making a heart beat rhythm by clapping your hands lightly on your thighs or the floor.

Afternoon

Language/pre-reading
*Patterns: I will cut out shapes from construction paper (hearts, circles, and squares).Make a pattern with three of the shapes. Ask your child to try to make a pattern just like yours using the same shapes. Try making patterns with four, then five shapes. Have your child do the same. If your child becomes frustrated, try it another time.

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

Wednesday

Morning
Wacky Wednesdays with Molly & Jenny
*I am hosting this week. We will do a heart collage: the kids will glue pre-cut hearts onto construction paper.

Afternoon
Exploring our World
*Using pictures from magazines, we will make a picture (to hang in the kitchen) of snacks that are healthy for our hearts. We will talk about how our bodies need healthy foods to grow and function. I will try to have several of those snack options always available for Kieran to choose from when he’s hungry.

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

Thursday

Morning
Science Adventures
*We will paint with red and white paint. We will talk about what happens when you mix the two together.

Afternoon
Library & grocery store
*I have a hold on “My Heart is Like a Zoo“: Twenty animals are waiting for young readers–some are familiar, some may be brand-new. Hall’s menagerie invites parents and their children to talk about feelings and emotions, explore colors and shapes, count the hearts, and meet the animals.

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

Friday

Morning
Kid Swapping with Melody

Afternoon
Messy Play
*We will make fingerprint hearts with tempera paint.

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

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4 Responses to:
"Toddler Activity Schedule 4 (Hearts)"

  1. Acacia

    Some great ideas! Everett will love the painting and patterns for sure. And I love the healthy snacks idea- definitely going to do that one!

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      I think the one I’m most excited about is the “balancing” activity, simply b/c we’ve never done anything like it!

  2. Melodie   bfmom

    Great ideas Dionna! I’m going to do the tighrope ones with my kids I think.

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