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Learning About the Rainforest - Older Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on September 3, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Greetings from the "Older Toddler Room!" This week, we will be focusing on our theme: "Rainforest/Jungle" We are talking about both concepts since they are similar. On Monday, the children used their cognitive skills to match the jungle animals together by animal type (ex. Monkeys together) At the manipulative table, the children used their fine motor skills to manipulate the wooden nature blocks by sliding them together using both hands or putting blocks inside of blocks through the holes of blocks. At the art table, the children made a jungle scene by gluing cut out trees and animals to their construction paper. On Tuesday, the children were given their own feathers and had to use their fine motor skills to place the feathers on contact paper. The children also explored the feathers by looking at them along with touching them. At the manipulative table, the children used their fine motor skills again in this scenario to stick the feathers into the strawberry strainers. At the art table, the children used a feather dipped in paint to stamp on their paper making pretend bird feet. On Wednesday, the children used their cognitive skills to count the number monkeys and the fruit sorters. The children also tried to match the fruit sorters with by color or fruit. At the manipulative table, the children used their fine motor skills to open and close the lids of their jars in order to put sea animals inside of the jars. At the art table, the children used a paintbrush dipped in paint to apply to their paper plate. The children used their hands to apply wiggly eyes, cut out banana mouth and ears for their paper plate monkey. On Thursday, the children used their cognitive skills to put the pegs in the number boards by how many holes by the number. At the manipulative table, the children used their fine motor skills to place the frogs and snakes counters on a log. At the art table, the children glued together pieces of cutout bananas, leaves and trees for their banana tree. On Friday, the children will be observing insects during outdoor play for our science activity/project activity. The children will also be making a yummy fruit salad for health and wellness. Have a great holiday weekend!

Categories: OLDER TODDLER ROOM

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