T is for Toys
As the children entered I let them play with whichever toys they chose.
Reading Time (T is for Trains and Trouble and Truck and Tikki Tikki Tembo and Toys and Turtle)
“Freight Train” by Donald Crews
“Trains” by Byron Barton
“The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Friends” by Stan and Jan Berenstain
“Tikki Tikki Tembo” as retold by Arlene Mosel and illustrated by Blair Lent
“Big Joe’s Trailer Truck” by Joe Mathieu (Paul and I each had and loved this book when we were children, we’re so glad his parents found a copy for the boys)
“Curious George Visits a Toy Store” written by someone at the Houghton Mifflin Company in the style of Margret & H.A. Rey
“Yertle the Turtle” by Dr. Seuss
T is for Triangle and Tree **
In preparation for today’s craft I cut out a few large triangles and many small triangles, of all different shapes, sizes, and colours. I gave each child one large one and place the small ones in the middle of the table, communally. Immediately the children decided that the large triangle was a tree, and they all set to work using only triangles and glue to make trees.
T is for Tostito, Tortilla, Tomato and Taco
We started with triangle-shaped tostitos. We then made tacos with tortillas and tomatoes (and cheese and sour cream.) Huge hit!
T is for Train
We didn’t have much time at the end, but the children played trains while waiting for their mothers to pick them up.
Today was terrific!
**alternate crafts from previous years: T is for Tie (make and decorage paper neckties) and T is for Telescope (using paper towel tubes)