Thursday, March 24, 2011

April Tot Ideas

I'm doing better this month with planning ahead for our Tot Time.  I'm actually getting things prepared a week in advance (instead of a day late!) It is a very good feeling!!

To start preparing for April, though, I've already started searching for ideas.  Not only do I hope this post helps some of you with young kids, it also helps me keep things all in one place!  So enjoy these ideas :-)

Crafts by Amanda gives a video tutorial on how to make these adorable lambs . They are great for Easter but also would great for other Bible Story lessons or Vacation Bible School
And what's a holiday without a handprint?  This cute idea is also from Crafts by Amanda

Oopsey-Daisy has put together a "Z is for Zoo" packet.  She always does such a fabulous job with so many great ideas!

I never used the Resurrection eggs when I taught - the younger grades always used them - but now with little kids of my own I really love the concept.  Dukes and Duchessess gives this easy less on how to make them along with a printable with the meanings and scripture.

Mydeliciousambiguity gives a bunch of activities to do with Easter Eggs.
She also gives a Song and Fingerplay book
She also has a linky party called "The Idea Box" that is open for a month and this month's link is Easter/Spring ideas so keep checking back to see more ideas at the party.

Domesticgoddesque gives some really cute ideas for Easter crafts - one uses paint and bubble wrap.

Handprint and Footprint Art shows a cute calendar craft to do with, what else? Footprints.
2 Teaching Mommies has created a Flower unit that you can get for a donation of $2.00.  The donation is being used to help them raise funds to go to a blog conference.  There are many sites that do units like this and sell them for between $2.00-$3.00 so I feel it is a fair price - the fact that it is a donation is just another way to give.
Itsy Bitsy Learners also has a unit for sale for $3.50 that is focused on Pirates. (Not sure how this fits into spring but I liked it so it's going on this page LOL)
I'm still digging for some more spring ideas - I think because Easter isn't until the end of April there hasn't been quite as much popping up yet.  That's ok - there are so many great ideas out there, I know I can fill up our calendar!  Come back next week for more ideas (because I know I'll find them!) as well as a link to our calendar as well. 

Happy planning :-) 

1 comment:

Randi said...

Thanks for sharing my Resurrection Eggs!