Family Tower

Activity:

Family Tower

Materials:

Pictures of family members

Contact paper

Wooden blocks

Description:

Attach photographs with clear contact paper to blocks. Arrange blocks with family members and build a house!

Vocabulary:

Mom

Dad

Brother

Sister

Uncle

Aunt

Grandmother

Grandfather

Block

Tower

Up

Down

Build

Action words

Family Puppets

Activity:

Family Puppets

Materials:

Old photos

Glue

Tape

Contact Paper

Lamination paper

Popsicle sticks

Description:

Use glue or tape to attach old family pictures to popsicle sticks. Pretend to do family routines with popsicle sticks!

Vocabulary:

Mom

Dad

Brother

Sister

Uncle

Aunt

Grandmother

Grandfather

Action words

All aboard!

Activity:

All aboard!

Materials:

Assorted boxes

String, ribbon, or yarn

Plastic Straw

Scissors

Description:

Poke small holes into each box on the side. Insert the string into the hole and tie onto small section of straw. Attach all boxes together and place toys inside of boxes so that they can take a ride!

Vocabulary:

Train

Go

In

Out

Pull

On

Off

Fast

Slow

Clothespin fit

Activity:

Clothespin fit

Materials:

Empty Egg Carton

Clothespin

Scissors

Description:

Turn the egg carton upside down and push small holes into the bottom of each section. Place clothespins in the holes and let the toddler take them out and put them back in. Color clothespins to help encourage patterns!

Vocabulary:

Push

Pull

Punch

Match

Colors

Pinch
Fit

Open

Close

Clothespin

Mailbox

Activity:

Mailbox

Materials:

Shoebox with lid

Scissors

Unopened junk mail

Description:

Cut a slit in the top of a shoebox. You can decorate the shoebox before starting by coloring it blue to look like a real mailbox! Help your toddler to sort mail into colors or sizes and place within shoebox. Deliver the mail to family members around the house!

Vocabulary:

Big

Small

Colors

Fit

Slide

Match

In

Out

Send

Deliver

Match the Lid

Activity:

Match the Lid

Materials:

Bottles

Containers

Lids

Description:

Save all your bottles and lids! Your toddler will have fun matching the lids to the bottles, putting the lids on, taking them off, and starting all over again. This activity could potentially be used outside on a water table.

Vocabulary:

Big

Small

Turn

Twist

Pop

Fit

Bottle

Lid

Clear

Color

Touch Tops

Activity:

Touch Tops

Materials:

Sandpaper

Fabric

Carpet

Cotton Balls

Sponge

Metal Lids (Juice Can Lid)

Glue

Magnet

Blindfold

Description:

Cut out the various materials into round shape that will fit on the lid. Glue magnets on the back of the lids and place them on the refrigerator or on a cookie sheet. For older children this can be used as a matching activity with a blindfold.

Vocabulary:

Bumpy

Coarse

Fluffy

Fuzzy

Glassy

Gritty

Hard

Lumpy

Rough

Sandy

Slick

Smooth

Soft

Spongy

Feel

Touch

Match