Monday, January 4, 2010

Tot Time!

So today was the official start to our "Tot Time". We had a visitor tonight so our time to "work" came later while we were waiting for supper to get done in the oven.
The first project we did was a "Snowman Collage"
Supplies for Snowman Collage:
  • Piece of colored paper (We used purple construction paper)
  • Pictures of Snowmen (We used some scraps of wrapping paper from christmas. It had snowmen and snowflakes on them. Snowmen stickers would also work) - If using wrapping paper or other pictures, have the pictures precut before beginning the project with the tot.
  • Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Glitter (Optional)

I first spread the glue on to the colored paper for R. I then gave her one snowmen/snowflake at a time and she stuck them onto the paper. She is very particular about the way the snowmen should be. They all had to be picture up which in my opinion is pretty good for a 16 month old. After R. tired of placing the snowmen on the paper, I sprinkled a little glitter on the remaining glue to add some shimmer! I always write R's name and the date on the projects.

R. placing snowmen on the paper
The finished "Snowmen Collage"
The next project we did was a "Snowstorm"
Supplies needed for the Snowstorm project:
  • A piece of black paper (We used a 12x12 piece of black cardstock from my scrapbooking stash)
  • White paint (Of couse we use crayola washable paint - It's the best)
  • Paint brush & Paint Cup (ours are from discount school supplies and work great, however any type of cup would work and any paintbrush however one with a bigger "brush" part is great for this age)
  • Glitter (optional)
R. paints with white paint on a black paper creating a snow storm
R worked on dipping her brush into the paint cup. The cup has a small hole to place the brush through and R really had to concentrate to get the brush to reach the paint.
Again, concentrating really hard on her painting.

The finished "Snowstorm"

R. also had fun playing with her mega blocks, puzzle and ball pit. Another thing she is working on is climbing onto her chair and off of her chair. She is getting the hang of it and only fell off once today. We can't wait for tomorrow for some more "tot time" fun.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like Tot Time was a big hit! Cute pictures! I love to frame the kids' seasonal and/or holiday artwork and take it out from year to year!