I did a garden theme for toddler school with my toddler last summer and he liked it so much, I knew I had to include it in my Toddler Curriculum.
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If you haven’t done much Montessori, I would definitely recommend it. Toddler Montessori ideas can be so easy, but they teach so much!
Using toddler Montessori or really any type of toddler education will really help your child achieve all that he can. And since I’m an educator, I’m pretty passionate about making sure my kids achieve their full potential. 🙂
Make the Letter
Have your toddler use bathtub crayons to write the letter G.
Have your child find the Gs in the printable. The hardest thing for them to learn may be coloring just one letter instead of the letter plus the ones around it. This printable and more are included in the Toddler Curriculum.
Use a toy watering can to water fake flowers that are in a flower pot. You could also practice watering a real flower.
Make a potato stamp with a carrot shape. Stamp “carrots” in the “garden” (brown construction paper).
Have fake flowers in clear plastic cups. Draw a line on the cups (or put a rubber band around the cups) to act as a fill line. Pour water from measure cup into plastic cups to the fill line.
Cut yellow, green, and orange paint chips to look like corn, celery or cucumber, and carrots. Use scissors to cut the paint chips on the line.
Pick vegetable shaped erasers (or plastic vegetables) out of sensory dirt and put them in a small basket.
Cut out the shapes for this printable before you give it to your child to work on. If your toddler is older, he or she can cut the actual shapes out instead of just the boxes around the shapes.
Have your toddler do the do-a-dot pages with whatever dot markers or objects. You can try doing buttons, they are one of the favorites in our house! There must be something intriguing for the kids about the different colors and sizes.
The Toddler Curriculum includes do-a-dot letters (both uppercase and lowercase) for the entire alphabet along with lots of ideas for how to cover them (dot markers, glass gems, pompoms, buttons, etc.)
Read the book “Jack’s Garden” with your child.
Letter G Craft
Toddlers loves any kind of painting, so this vegetable painting craft will definitely be fun!
We used pompoms as the base for our sensory bin this week. Read about our ABC Sensory Bins to see how we use them to teach letters.
Now that I’ve been using my Toddler Curriculum for a few months, I just have to say, it is so nice to have a set plan. An official curriculum definitely isn’t necessary for toddler education, but having one has made toddler school more fun for my son and for me.
This toddler homeschool curriculum keeps me organized and is perfect for when my creativity is lacking. How do you get toddler education organized? Do you like to have a curriculum like me or do you like to come up with your own ideas?