This blog has thematic ideas for toddlers and preschoolers!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Snowmen Ornament

Books About Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas  by Hilary Knights
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies  by Laura Numeroff
The Very Best Christmas Present  by Jim Razzi
Auntie Claus  by Elise Primavera
Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear  by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Laura's Christmas Star  by Klaus Baumgart
The Christmas Cub  by Justine Fontes
Laura's Star  by Klaus Baumgart
The Crocodile Christmas  by Bonny Becker
Room For a Little One  by Martin Waddell
Merry Christmas Curious George  by H.A. Rey
Little Critter Night Before Christmas  by Mercer Mayer
Harold and the North Pole  by Crockett Johnson
Winnie the Pooh's Christmas  by Bruce Talkington
Arthur's Perfect Christmas  by Marc Brown
Pooh's Jingle Bells  by Kathleen Zoehfeld
Wipe Your Feet, Santa Claus  by Konrad Richter
The Night Before Christmas  by Jan Brett
Bear's First Christmas  by Robert Kinerk
The Mouse Before Christmas  by Michael Garland
This is the Stable  by Cynthia Cotten
Snowmen at Christmas  by Caralyn Buehner
The Christmas Blizzard  by Helen Ketteman
The Polar Express  by Chris Van Allsburg
Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear  by Don &Audrey Wood
Clifford's Christmas Wishes  by Gail Herman
Mooseltoe  by Margie Palatini
Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas  by Joy Cowley
Santa's Stuck  by Rhonda Greene
Maisy Makes Gingerbread  by Lucy Cousins
Hurry, Santa!  by Julie Sykes
Clifford's Christms  by Norman Bridwell
Clifford's First Christmas  by Norman Bridwell
Merry Christmas, Stinky Face  by Lisa McCourt
Clifford Christmas Angel  by Quinlan B. Lee
Merry Christmas Mom and Dad  by Mercer Mayer
Mouse's First Christmas  by Lauren Thompson
The Very Snowy Christmas  by Diana Hendry
The Gingerbread Man  (Scholastic)
Franklin's Christmas Gift  by Paulette Bourgeois
Santa's Noisy Night  by Julie Sykes
The Gingerbread Baby  by Jan Brett

Monday, November 22, 2010

Painting our Turkeys

Handprint Turkeys

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fun in the Laundry Basket!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Turkey Centerpiece

Gobble, Gobble!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Working on our Fine Motor Skills!

 We made shapes, houses, people, etc.... with Q-tips!  Great for fine motor skills and it kept them busy for a long time!

Cottonballs are great for sensory and fine motor skills!  They like to see how many they can fit into a container and use tweezers to pick them up.