With that in mind, here is a quick glimpse at what he's been up to. I've tried to include where I've gotten most of my ideas. I've said it before, but I love to borrow ideas I see out there on the web. Hope this is helpful for anyone else out there with a toddler in the house.
1) large clip art image of a horse found free online, printed on cardstock and laminated,
add hole punches around the perimeter and a shoe lace
2) Tracing the letter Hh - found here, letter of the week curriculum
3) Letter Hh pin punch. Can't remember where I got this idea, but it's not my own.
I just printed the letters and gave him a toothpick. He poked out all along the letter
and we hung it in the window to see the light shine through the holes.
4) Using do-a-dot marker to dot the "h" on the hammer - taken from here, Tot School Printables.
5) matching the snowflakes - got these here
6) transferring glass beads (bought at dollar store) into ice cube tray with tongs
7) Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center - really cool because I can slip sheets
into the slot and he can trace and erase!
8) foam shapes - I called out a shape and color and ask him to step on it.
9) I found this gem at a yard sale. It is a file folder that has been laminated with envelopes and cards. Aaron uses it for matching the pictures. There is also a second set of cards to be used for reading that does not have pictures. I bought 10 file folder sets for only $1 from a former teacher.
10) Got this from here - letter of the week curriculum. It can be used with magnets on
a cookie sheet, but Aaron was really enjoying the glass beads and they worked well.
(Definitely a choking hazard so keep a watchful eye.)
11) eeBoo Preschool Lotto Game - intended to be used with others,
but he enjoyed just matching the cards to the boards.
*** Edited 2/23... I think it's pretty funny that the day after I posted this Aaron refused to work on his boxes and cooperate. A good dose of humility for me and the reality that Aaron is still a typical three year old. I'm not discouraged, but needed to share this to encourage other moms of toddlers that I think it's normal to have a bad day every now and then. Things are NOT picture perfect over here... as much as my pictures may fool you. :) ***