Tot School Gathering Place ~ Week 114

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!

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Spring is ALMOST here! Can you smell it in the air? Are your Tots begging to go outside and play in the mud and dirt? Mine are! Enjoy each moment and be sure to share with us all of the fun activities you put together to help your Tot learn about the world around him!

With the weather still being a tad bit unpredictable, it’s a good idea to have a few activities stored up for those days when going outside just isn’t going to happen! Check out Mama Amy’s ideas over at Wildflower Ramblings to see if any of her ideas may interest your Tot!Wildflower Ramblings

Do you need another idea for a sensory bin? Take a peek over at Tiny Tot Adventures to see the new bin that Mama Natasha put together for her Tot. It just might appeal to her!Tiny Tots Adventures (2)

How did your Tots handle the time change? Check in with Mama Becky over at For This Season to see how her family handled the time change and what took place throughout the week!

For This Season


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Easter is early this year, April 5! Here’s some Easter ideas for you!

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Lately in our Life ~ Glimpses of Spring

Instagram has been much more fun to look back through this past week!  Spring is popping up down here in the south and I LOVE it! I am a warm weather girl and my heart soars when the sun is shining! I love how quickly things change down here.  My last post shared our snow play!

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The Yard

Man I love our yard.  Just having a yard is such an amazing gift to us.  We are still in awe of the beauty, especially now that spring surprises are popping up!  The previous owners planted some beautiful flowers that are blooming right now! 

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My kids have that outdoorsy smell most of the time now and I love it!

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Such a different life than they’ve lived until now! 

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Happy 16 Years

We celebrated 16 years of marriage last week and enjoyed a night out to dinner together thanks to my mom babysitting.  It was so relaxing and nice to be out together. So very thankful for what God has done in our marriage and that we continue to add years to the tally! Spring time is a busy season for us with our anniversary kicking off the celebrations.  All of our kids have spring birthdays

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Birds

We have birds!  Lots of birds!  We finally got our bird feeders hung and put them right outside our schoolroom window.  Thankfully the birds don’t seem too scared of us and are frequent visitors!  All of these photos were taken through the window, as we learn to identify our bird friends.  Bird watching has become a very popular activity in our home! The kids are getting bird journals, more bird books, a birdbath, a birdhouse, and maybe another feeder for their spring birthdays!

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See more of what’s been going on lately in our life here on Instagram!

See our other Lately in Our Life posts here!

Easter Q-Tip Painting Printables

Easter Q-Tip Painting Printables

We have a new Easter Q-Tip Painting set for you! This set has Christian and secular symbols of Easter. Personally, we don’t do “the bunny” but I used to be a public school teacher so I fully understand the restrictions of using certain symbols around religious holidays!  I also know many of you do the bunny in your home, so I put him in this packet.  If you are like us and don’t do bunnies, just ignore him!

There’s a color and BW version of each word, with the beginning sound at the top for Q-tip painting!

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We use water colors mostly, but sometimes use Tempera paint too.

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I hope many of you enjoy these printables with your kids or in your classroom!

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WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! You’ll notice how we focus on not only the tiny dots, but also using small items in painting or adding to the dots. All of this works on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

The letter identification is a secondary bonus!

See ideas for using these here!

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Looking for all of our Q-Tip Painting Printables? Click on the images to see the free printables for each theme shown below! I am always adding more, so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss new themes!

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Despicable Me Q-tip Printables  Lalaloopsy Q-tip Printables  Tinkerbell Q-tip Printables

  Sofia Q-tip Printables  Noah's Ark Q-tip Printables

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Bible Verse Printables Letter M

Our Raising Lil’ Rock Stars Bible Verse Printables for the Letter M are available to download for free! M  is for MIGHTY! This set is based on Ephesians 6:10, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” 

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

The coloring page,  we worked together on this one.  Lots of discussion about the meaning of the verse occurs during our coloring time.

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Color ~ Trace ~ Write the letter Mm…

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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…RLRS Letter M -5365

 

 

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 M in this video!  In case you don’t catch it, the tune is London Bridge.

 

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 M printables here!Raising Lil' Rock Stars Letter M for Mighty

 

 Scroll down until you see the graphic for letter M 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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Tot School Gathering Place ~ Week 113

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!

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Has your Tot been keeping you busy? By the looks of all the different posts linked up to the Gathering Place – you’ve been keeping THEM busy! A busy Tot is a happy Tot! There are a lot of amazing activities – so be sure to check them out! Don’t forget to link up your Tot School posts so we can see all the fun you are having!

March is the theme over at Welcome to Mommyhood! Check out the fun activities that Mama Yuliya put together for Mr. Toddler and see if any may work for you and your Tot.Welcome to Mommyhood (2)

Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and Mama Kori put together some simple activities for her 15-month old tot – Squeaker. Head on over to Just Another Mom to see if they may appeal to your Tot.

Just Another Mom

St. Patrick’s Day was also the theme over at Cutting Tiny Bites. Take a look at the entertaining activities that Mama Ellen put together for her Tots, Lena and Maggie.

Cutting Tiny Bites


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Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

Tot-School-eBook

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Easter is early this year, April 5! Here’s some Easter ideas for you!

   Easter Fun in Homeschool

Just Color Easter  Just Color Eggs and Bunnies


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).

We would LOVE to feature you, but only feature those posts with a link back to us within the post they link up! Read all of the details about our linky here!