Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Workbox Wednesday - 2 year olds (& Education Cubes)

So I was very determined to get more planned stuff in my 2yo workbox this week, so I really started racking my brain (getting back to my preschool teacher years, and reached for that wealth of knowledge that got me my degree).  I took a small trip to the local Wal-Mart to pick up a few things, and dug through supplies I have had for years.  I looked over a bunch of blogs...and was quite pleased with the stuff I was able to come up with.

Right now he only has 6 bins, but I just got word from my mom that she has mailed me more shallow bins for our work box towers!  YEAH!  So soon he can have more!

Workbox Ideas for a 2yo:

pom-poms, salad tongs and a bowl

Lettter of the Week - any of their items are great! Here is a picture of a few for the letter F
Pom-pom magnets
Do a dot (I don't have the dot painters, so I used circle stickers)
Lacing Card (fish)
Education Cubes (large variety of games to choose from)
F words/pictures
Other Ideas:
Large buttons and pipe cleaners
Handwriting without tears - the laminated letter cards with wood peices, the laminated playdough cards
Counters and a veggie tray with each tray marked a color (I put index cards with a color block and the color word written into each tray, you could also do numbers, if they are counting).
Animal figures (or pictures) match mommy with baby
Pegs and pegboard
play dough with letter cookie cutters, shape cookie cutter, child safe scissors, rolling pin, etc... (I loved this play dough idea from Fumbling through Parenthood Blog, she has lots of ideas for what she calls "tot trays", similar concept to work boxes)
File Folder Games - Get free ones here and here
rice, 2 bowls and some measuring cups and spoons
color and letter collages (using stickers, pictures cut out of magazines, 3-D objects, etc...)
Matching pictures of any kind (the same, go together, etc...)
Cutting, gluing and or pasting activities
Painting (finger paint, water colors, etc...)
LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet Set
Child Size Masterpieces of Steps 1, 2, 3  - Matching, Pairing, and Sorting - Level 1 Easy


Some more pictures:




This week our letter was O, Color : Blue, Shape:  Circle, Number: 1


*More on Education Cubes*
We also used them for spelling words for my K





We had a lot of fun using them and will def be using them more!  (These two instances were our first time).




Education Cubes Show & Tell


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