We are doing a lot of holiday stuff. Baking, making chocolates, our gift bags for family, lots of holiday crafting! We learned 2 new poems, read tons of stories! Went to gym and swim, libary, and local kids museum. My DS is also really starting to pick up with his reading.
He is sound out a lot of words and doing a lot of inventive spelling
. He still really like ETC and is almost done with the first book. I have some mini cakes that were left over from the babies birthday I think we will have a little party when he is done with his first book
RE: the preschool bags
I made some a while ago some ideas not sure what your childs level is so some might be to hard/easy
-Medicine dropper and 2 cups for transfering
-number cards, beads, and tongs (use the tongs to put the correct number of beads on the number.
-small sheets of white and black paper, a towel, paperclip, and a tooth pick. one the white paper, draw a basic shape, their name, phone number etc. Clip the white and black papers together and place on the folded towel. Have the child poke the tooth pick on the lines. It makes a neat punch out on the black.
-Seasonal counting game (use snowmen, ladybugs leaves etc). So for instance this time of yr, you might make it a snow man game. Make like 10 heads with different numbers on it. Then have them put that amount of "body" snowballs on the snow man.
-Homemade bingo games (you can make shapes, numbers, letters, matching big to little letters, use picture stickers and so a sounds/rhyming bingo.)
-legos that are already started in a pattern have them continue
-print out easy lego directions from Lego.com and put the directions and appropriate legos in a bag.
-sticker patterning (start a pattern with stickers on a strip of paper let them finish)
-Cut a paper bag into small sheets of paper draw a basic shape on each one for them to cut out. You can add to this by having them build a animal.house/whatever out of it after they are done cutting
-letter tiles and different picture cards. Match the right begining/ending/vowel sounds
-number card to put in order
-items to sequence by size
-Locks and keys. Go to the dollar store buy a bunch of different sized padlocks, let them figure out what keys go in what locks (my kids always loved this one!)
-Lots of different objects to sort. Mix it up so they don't get bored. Buttons, counters, colored pasta, beads, coins, marbles, etc.
-a mancala game board and the peices
ok all I got for now. I'm working on three hours sleep.