Playful Learning with Spielgaben ~ October 2014

Playful Learning with Spielgaben is our monthly post sharing Spielgaben in action!  If you missed the introduction to this series, you can see it here and also see links to our past posts.. We were given the Spielgaben set to review and are honored to have them as a blog sponsor.  I will be sharing once a month a detailed post featuring Spielgaben.  You can also see my Learning with Ladybug posts to see what my daughter has done with this learning set!

Playful Learning with Spielgaben October 2014



Lessons We Enjoyed

This month we finished up our work with Set 8 and began our work with Set 9. I took small screen shots of the manual for you so you can see how the lessons are laid out.  They are very easy to follow and help me so much. I keep the user guide on my iPad and we use it for the lessons.  She likes that she can enlarge each step if needed to see exactly how something was built. it’s a nice bonus to a PDF digitally instead of printed!

We worked on Lesson 8-2 My Body Bones.

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Before we began the lesson, I got out a floor puzzle we have and we talked about our skeleton together for awhile.

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This was great to lead into the building of the skeleton with Spielgaben pieces!  She loved it!

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We also completed Lesson 8-3 Building a Spider Web.

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This was such a fun lesson for my bug-loving girl!

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We started our lessons with set 8, beginning with Lesson 9-2, Today’s Weather.

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First, we brainstormed different types of weather and then got busy building them together.

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Once building was done, I made labels for her to add some print awareness.

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She then asked if she could tell me a story about the creations!!  Sure honey, go right ahead!

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Mommy Inspired Play

She loved this one, mostly because she loves pumpkins!  I dug out many yellow shapes and put them in the bucket.  I built a pumpkin and as soon as she saw it, she began her own creations!

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Thanksgiving Printables and Ideas

Can you believe October is almost over?  For us in the U.S.A., Thanksgiving is coming soon! I thought I would do a round-up post to help you easily find all of our Thanksgiving printables and ideas in one place!

Thanksgiving Printables and Ideas



Over the years we have collected many different Thanksgiving printables, all free!  We have also enjoyed many different Thanksgiving ideas from others, which I have pinned on our Thanksgiving Pinterest board. Click on the text links or graphics below to grab your free printables and see ideas!

Thanksgiving Q-Tip Printables

Turkey Song Printables

Thanksgiving Q Tip Printables  Turkey Songs

Thanksgiving Preschool Fun

Thanksgiving Printable Pack

Thanksgiving Preschool Fun  Thanksgiving Preschool Pack

Draw, Write, Now Book 3 Printables

Thanksgiving Calendar Connections

Draw, Write, Now Book 3 Printables  Thanksgiving Calendar Connections 2013 through 2015

Thanksgiving Coloring Printables

Just Color Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Printable Pack from Homeschool Creations

Thanksgiving Printables Collage[6]

Thanksgiving Pinterest Board

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Thanksgiving on Pinterest.

Starry Night Art Project and Home Art Studio Giveaway

We have been using Home Art Studio for a long time now.  You can see all of the projects I have blogged about here!

It took me awhile to get in the art-groove this school year as we went through some transitions. My kids were excited to get back to work! We recently used the 3rd grade DVD for a project that I included all 3 kids in on! That’s one of the things I love about this program, I can easily pick a project I think all three of my kids can do.  If I want them to work individually I can do that too, totally flexible!

I knew it would be messy, but I decided to give Starry Night a try with all three {K, 3rd, 7th}.

Starry Night Art Project

I learned early on to gather the supplies ahead of time.  I am not an art-lover so I must be prepared to save my sanity. The printable lessons really help so I know what we need even before we watch the DVD lesson together.

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After we watched the DVD lesson all together, we went to the table to work.  I must be honest and let you know that I pre-prepared the shaving cream base for each child.  My sanity couldn’t handle them all ding this at once.

I did drizzle their paint but they did all of the stirring and mixing.

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We were all VERY impressed with the beauty before we even got to the paper part of the project!

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Making the marbleized paper for the background was messy, for sure but the result was beautiful!

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Ladybug drew her own city skyline and I cut it out for her.  She insisted that “Starry Night” needed star stickers. I think she’s right.

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The boys drew and cut their own city skylines and glued them on.  All kids were very pleased with the results!

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Home Art Studio Giveaway!

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 94

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!

Tot School Gathering Place Week 94

The final weekend of October is upon us! Time to gear up for the holidays! Be sure to post your fabulous ideas and activities that you accomplish with your Tots and maybe inspire another Mama!

Does your Tot love cats and dogs? Head on over to Cutting Tiny Bites and check out the fun activities and ideas that Mama Ellen put together for her Tot Maggie.

Cutting Tiny Bites

Do you need some simple activity ideas to keep your Tot busy and learning while working with an older child? Take a look at Mama Amy’s post over at Wildflower Ramblings to see if any of the activities Tot May performed will work for your Tot!

Wildflower Ramblings

Is your Tot learning her shapes? Check out Mama Kimberly’s blog post at Natural Beach Living to see if any of her ideas for her Tot might inspire your Tot!

Natural Beach Living


Tot School on Pinterest

Remember to visit our Pinterest board hosting our featured blogs each week! Be sure to follow the board and re-pin ideas you like, it’s a great way to support each other!

Love Tot Trays™? Check out our Tot Trays for Tot School Pinterest Board!

Using Tot School Printables?  Visit ourTot School Printables Pinterest Board. If you are using Tot School Printables and blogging about it, email me with a link to one of your posts and your Pinterest link so you can pin to this group board!

Our Tot School Ideas Board is filled with ideas from all around the web, maybe even some of yours!

See ideas by ages below!

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Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this!

Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).

Bible Verse Printables Letter H

RLRS Letter H Psalm 33 Bible Verse Printables


Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter H are available to download for free!  H is for HEARTS! This set is based on Psalm 33:21, “In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.” 

We used the group version in my children’s church class of 4 & 5 year olds. I am using the home bundle with Ladybug as a review, working on the verses again later on.  For example, in my class we are on the letter N right now, but at home we just worked on our review of letter G. She is in my children’s church class so she is getting the group teaching and then getting it again at home with me.

 

Here’s a peek at the work she did at home.

She enjoys the coloring page.

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Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Hh, using Wiki Stix for the middle set of letters.

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Cut and Glue the Verse ~ this is a great word work activity for her, identifying individual words and sounds she knows as well as the Bible verse as a whole. She uses the printable that has the light gray matching words on it.

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Here’s the work Ladybug did at home…

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And, here’s Ladybug singing the verse for you!  The verse tune printables are only available in the bundle but you can hear the tune for Letter G in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is If You’re Happy and You Know It.

 

The free version is ONLY for home use.  If you will be using these printables in a church setting, private group, co-op, preschool or other group you will need to purchase the group bundle here.

Download your free Letter H printables here!

Bible Verse Printables Letter H


Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter H and click on it to download the PDF file.

Download or printing trouble? See tips here!

These printables are from Raising Lil’ Rock Stars, see more info here!

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See other letters in action by clicking the graphics below!

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