Saturday, April 7, 2012
We made our own connect-the-dots activities using egg stickers:
Since all kids love opening eggs and discovering surprises inside, and my girls are especially fond of tiny little objects, I hid some object-shaped buttons in eggs along with the corresponding words and let them open them (I already had the objects from a collection of buttons that I got way before I had kids when I still had time to sew).
L put all her objects and labels in a straight line, while E found the little bone first and spent the rest of the time looking for a little dog to give her bone to. After they opened their eggs and explored the objects inside, we did some phonemic awareness activities by identifying the first (and sometimes last) letters of the words and trying to match them up with the correct eggs (I wrote letters on the eggs). We also matched up uppercase and lowercase letters:
There was even a bunny pinata which the girls enjoyed (although I'm not sure how I feel about letting two-year-olds batter a cute little bunny using a baseball bat):