Sunday, January 10, 2010

Shape Snowmen and working with two different ages

I mentioned in a earlier post that I am trying very hard to include Mateo in more of our activities. I usually do "school" activities and art projects with Diego while Mateo is napping. I didn't start doing any of these types of activities with D until he turned two. M just turned 21 months but he is so excited when I include him that I am now planning a lot of activities designed for the two different ages. This week we are doing activities and reading books about snow, snowmen, and winter. For Diego, I drew the shapes on different colored paper and let him cut them out by himself and then assemble the snowman by himself. For Mateo, I pre-cut all of the shapes and then put glue where they should go and let him place them there. D stayed very busy cutting out his pieces while I talked to M about the shapes, colors, and sized of the pieces. This seemed to work very well for us.




9 comments:

  1. very cool I think i'll try this one with little man

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  2. I do that a lot of times with Princess' stuff for the finer details of cutting.
    And those are very cute snowmen.

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  3. Both boys did awesome with their snowmen. I am very impressed with how well Diego cut and wrote his name. I am hoping that my daughter will have the same "staying at it" focus a year from now.

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  4. I didn't realize that your littlest one was so close in age to my daughter (she is 17 months). Your son's cutting skills are very good! His circles are almost perfect

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  5. I tagged you in the Happy 101 Award!
    http://funhandprintart.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-101.html

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  6. Wow great idea for when I start including my littlest one. He turns 4 months today, Thanks!

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  7. This is so great! I love how the snowmen turned out. :) M will love doing this. Hey, did you change the look of your blog? I think it looks great!!

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