Archive for the ‘Beach Theme’ Category

Ocean Animals Tot Book

13
Aug

Over the last month we have been learning all about the ocean/beach.  Hailey made a lapbook about dolphins, so I decided to have Hunter make his first lapbook too- or a tot book, since he’s a toddler.  I knew just where to go to find a good tot book to make for Hunter.  When Hailey was a toddler she made her first tot book about Veggie Tales using 1+1+1=1, so I decided to look there to try to find something to make with Hunter.  Of course, I found a perfect Ocean Animals Tot Book!

Ocean Animals Tot Book

The cover for our Tot Book

Ocean Animals Tot Book

Here is the completed Ocean Animals Tot Book.

Ocean Animals Tot Book

Hunter colored the different ocean animals different colors for the accordion book part of the tot book.  This was the only part of the tot book where he had to do anything before I put it together, the rest of it was just me cutting things out and putting them together.

Ocean Animals Tot Book

 Hunter seemed pretty pleased when he looked inside.

Ocean Animals Tot Book

These are the cards from “Match the Animals.”

Ocean Animals Tot Book

 Hunter handing me the card that matched the one I showed him.

Ocean Animals Tot Book

 Looking through the letters in the “Ocean Animals ABCs.”  This does not include the entire alphabet- only 8 letters- which is perfect for a toddler.

Ocean Animals Tot Book

 Hunter loved the counting book “How Many Animals in the Sea?”  He counts to 3, so he enjoyed doing that.  The book goes up to 5, which again is perfect for a toddler.

Ocean Animals Tot Book

Hunter looking over the colors in his “Coloring Ocean Animals” book.

This Tot Book was a lot of fun and Hunter really enjoys it!  I have left it out where he can get it and I have found him looking at it several times.  I made the cover for it, but you can get all of the other printables to make it from 1+1+1=1.

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Dolphin Lapbook

05
Aug

Dolphin Lapbook

We spent the month of July learning all about the ocean and doing lots of ocean art projects.  Throughout the month, Hailey also worked on a dolphin unit from Amanda Bennett Unit Studies.  It was the first time we used one of her units and we both really enjoyed it.  It’s amazing how much I learned right along with Hailey.

Dolphin Unit

The first thing Hailey did was make a KWL chart.  (This was just something we did, it was not included in the unit.)

Dolphin Unit

Using the recommendations in the unit study, we borrowed a bunch of dolphin books from the library.

Dolphin Unit

Hailey liked being able to work outside.

Dolphin Lapbook

Making a piece for the lapbook

Dolphin Unit

We kept all of the papers that Hailey did in this binder.

Dolphin Lapbook

The cover for the lapbook we made.  I got this cover from Homeschool Share.

Dolphin Lapbook

The inside of the lapbook.  Everything in here is from the Amanda Bennett Unit Study except the “How Long Are They?” piece.

Dolphin Lapbook

Close up of the left flap- “How Long Are They” is from Homeschool Share.

Dolphin Lapbook

Here are some of the vocabulary words included.  There were other more challenging words for older students.

Dolphin Lapbook

Middle section

Dolphin Lapbook

The accordion style book showing different colors that dolphins can be.

Dolphin Lapbook

Right flap

We had a lot of fun doing this unit and making this lapbook!  We all learned so much!!

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Tot School

04
Aug

Tot School

Hunter is 19.5 months old.

Well, several weeks have gotten away from me again without a Tot School post.  That’s what summer vacation will do to ya!  Anyway, here is what Hunter did over the last few weeks.

Tot School

 Our color for the month of July was purple, so Hunter got to use the do-a-dot markers and make a purple picture.  I definitely slacked in the color teaching department though and we didn’t do very many purple related activities.

Our theme during the month of July was ocean/beach.  Here are some of the projects we made:

Whale Craft

Hunter painted a whale.

Whale Craft

The whales turned out cute!  You can see the whole post here.

Popsicle Stick Fish

He painted some popsicle sticks to make a fish.

Popsicle Stick Fish

Hunter’s finished Popsicle Stick Fish- see the whole post here.

jellyfish5

Next we made jellyfish, and Hunter had fun painting his paper bowl.

I turned around for a few seconds…

jellyfish6

and Hunter had fun painting his face.

jellyfish7

I guess he wanted to make sure I knew how the paint got there.

Jellyfish Craft

Our completed Jellyfish- see the whole post here.

Dolphin Unit Snack

We made a fish craft snack, which Hunter ate before I could take a picture of it :-)

Dolphin Unit Snack

Here are the ones that Hailey and I made- they were cute and yummy.

Dolphin Unit Craft

Hunter loves when we do activities and crafts.  When he sees me getting things out, preparing to make something, he has to look and see what I’m doing.  Then he’ll say, “Paint” and “Coat,” which is what he calls his smock.

Dolphin Unit Craft

Hunter and Hailey working on painting to make a Killer Whale.

Dolphin Unit Craft

Completed Killer Whales- see full post here.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Hunter loved feeling the stickiness of the contact paper for our Fish Aquariums.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Completed Fish Aquariums- see full post here.

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Bee Crafty Kids- Fish Aquarium Craft

02
Aug

Welcome back to the Bee Crafty Kids link up that I am co-hosting with To The Moon and Back Look! We’re Learning and Monster’s Ed Homeschooling Academy.

The craft we made this week was so easy and there was no mess involved at all!

Fish Aquarium Craft

 Here is what you’ll need:
contact paper
scissors
scrap construction paper
scrapbook paper (although you could easily use construction paper instead)

Fish Aquarium Craft

Fold the scrapbook paper in half and cut a square out of the middle.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Put contact paper on the back of your frame, sticky side up.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Cut out pieces to go in the aquarium using the scrap construction paper.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Hailey very carefully adding all of her pieces to her aquarium.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Hunter liked feeling how sticky the contact paper was, but he did eventually put his pieces on.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Hailey helped Hunter add some eyes to his fish.  As she would add an eye he would point to another fish and say, “Another one.”

Fish Aquarium Craft

I added another piece of contact paper over the the top of the fish.  Then Hailed added some air bubbles.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Our finished fish aquariums.

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