God’s Love is AMAZING!

If you have been following my blog for at least a year you will remember our LOVE printables from last year.  If you are new, or need a reminder, here is my post from Totally Tots where I introduced them, and here’s my post showing how I adapted the theme for Pac Man to include him.

This year we are using the printables again, but in a bit of a different way.  I was inspired by this idea, and created our own version, which we began today.  I laminated the hearts, punched a hole in the bottom and hooked a pipe cleaner through the hole, making them all differing lengths.  I put red, black, and white glass gems into a clear vase and printed a small version of the verse to display with the vase.

First, we read 1 Corinthians 13 together and then I let each boy choose a stick out of my LOVE basket. IMG_0548 Pac Man chose “perseveres” and Krash chose “does not boast”  we discussed the meaning of each one together and then placed them in our vase.

We then read what I will be using as our main book for this theme, God’s Love is Amazing which I got for $1.49 on CBD!  It is a simple book, with an evangelism message, and gave a great base for us to discuss God’s amazing love for us.  I plan to read this book each day, along with other books that we have focusing on love.IMG_0542

After reading, I played the song, Your Love is Amazing (from this cd…Cedarmont Worship For Kids, Volume 1) for the boys and we praised together!  I plan to use music this year as a way to bring our theme of God’s love all together, both boys love praise music so they loved this!!!  All day I heard Krash singing, “hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah your love makes me sing…”  it was great!

Pac Man is also copying verses again this year (see link above), and he got a kick out of his handwriting on the verses he copied last year!  We are just adding to the same notebook he began last year!

The PDF files for the hearts and verse are hosted here on the Love Tot Pack page (near the bottom).  The PDF files for the verse copy sheets are hosted here.

Tot School ~ Love is in the Air!

~Krash is currently 45 months old~

 Learning Toys

Krash chose to make the birthday cake with his Discovery Toys pattern blocks.  The best part was when we sang Happy Birthday and he “blew” out the candle and I snuck and grabbed the yellow triangle “flame” when he blew it out.  We did this SOO many times!IMG_0414We made sorting towers too… IMG_0425He had a blast all week playing with his Busy Bugs and the Oreo Matching cookies.  He chose to pair these two toys together and was so creative with them!IMG_0280

The best was when the bugs ate the cookies…IMG_0284

Theme

We began our month of LOVE and Krash had fun!  One of the favorite activities was the little mailboxes I got for each of the boys from the $1 section at Target.  I gave them old valentine’s cards and stickers and they wrote notes to each other and played mailman for quite awhile with their mailboxes!  IMG_0322

One of my favorite activities and probably his least favorite {I had to force him to finish}.  I made his name in hearts and he had to match it up.  IMG_0277

Tot Trays

Tot Trays this week also went along with our LOVE theme, since I found a lot of heart items to use!  He had fun poking little foam heart beads onto his wooden heart stick (both from Dollar Tree).

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He used his mini tongs (from a bug kit last summer at Target) to put heart shaped erasers into a heart shaped ice cube tray.  I was surprised that he sorted the heart erasers by style on his won!IMG_0234 He sorted red, pink, and white foam hearts…IMG_0237 His only non-themed tray and his favorite!!!  Poking stirring sticks into an empty Greenworks wipes container.  The hole is small so he really had to concentrate and push! {don’t you love his shin guards?}IMG_0271

 

Post SubTitles ABC

We finished!!!!  His final letter project, Zz for zebra!  I am so excited to put these all in a notebook for him to keep!  We will begin with a whole new set of ABC projects next week!
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Tiny Tot School Ladybug is all out of sorts right now, probably cutting some major teeth.  She hasn’t been as go-with-the-flow as usual so hasn’t just sat near us for school time ;-).  She has been exploring her block basket a LOT, and loving the many balls and blocks we have (all the Fisher Price baby kind). IMG_0345 copy

 

 

Life School

One night when Daddy was gone working, we played games together.  Pac and I taught Krash how to play Gobblet Gobblers {one of our new very favorite games!}…

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We also played a little Uno Spin, which was awesome for Krash.  he helps me by finding the color or number match and he is the official spinner! IMG_0266

A little Laurie Berkner action with Ladybug as the centerpiece.  “I’m gonna catch you, you better run…..” IMG_0328

 

 

Moms Favorite

We got over 2 feet of snow and the boys had a blast playing in it!  We’re supposed to get even more this week!  I just love my little man all bundled up!!!IMG_0438fb

 

This Weeks Tools

 

 

Love Tot Pack

Around our house, we celebrate Love the entire month of February, so we are just getting started!  This past week we have been doing tons of heart-themed Tot Tray activities {you’ll see them all in my Tot school post tomorrow}, and next week Krash will be getting items from our new Love Tot Pack!  I finally finished it {I think, I always add things as I go so be sure to check back!} and got it all uploaded for you all to print out before Valentine’s Day gets here!  We will use these for the next few weeks, as well as other fun LOVE activities and books!

Here’s a few of the items I made for Krash {there’s more on the webpage}…

Heart ABCs, I think I am going to cut ours out and make heart garland for our schoolroom {so many possibilities}!

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In Love ;-), I couldn’t resist making a heart matching game out of these cute graphics! Valentines Day Animals in love

Love Bug Matching {print 2}  I leave one as a board and cut up the other set for Krash to find the matches. Valentines Day Bugs

Find the entire Tot Pack here!

Raising Rock Stars ~ Baby Moses

Baby Moses

Praise God!!!! We had a wonderful family night! After last week’s evening, I really needed this and am so thankful to God for this wonderful and fun evening. We introduced Exodus and Moses, obviously beginning with the baby Moses story, which is so fun for kids. Daddy read them the baby Moses story from The Anytime BibleIMG_0199

Then it was time for a little reenacting fun! Pac Man played the part of Miriam, I was the Mommy, and Krash was the Egyptian princess! We laid a blue blanket out to be the water and put a baby doll in a basket. It was SO fun! Daddy helped K be the princess and guided him to reenact the story. Pac did great on his own. It really was so much fun, they were SO into it!

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We then went together to color our mini book, and of course baby Moses had to come with us…IMG_0212

We ended the night by watching, VeggieTales – Duke and the Great Pie War, just the first segment that features a funny Veggie style retelling of the baby Moses story. We all giggled together, it was great! The best part was seeing Krash sit with baby Moses on the couch… IMG_0215 He is still pretty obsessed with baby Moses, it’s so adorable! We have many more weeks of Moses planned, I hope he enjoys grown-up Moses as much as he enjoyed baby Moses! Knowing Krash-I think the burning bush, 10 plagues, and parting of the red sea will be right up his alley! It should be a fun few weeks!

Resources used this week:

Visit theRaising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts!