Thursday, September 1, 2011

B is for Bear - {Tot Time for 2 year olds}

{B is for Bear}

A friend and I have decided to do tot time for our kids once a week.  Our hope is to expose them to new things and help them learn through having fun.  Today's theme was bears.  We decided we would start each session with a quick photo shoot so that we can create alphabet flashcards to go with our lesson.  The kids really seemed to enjoy going outside for a few minutes even though it was still pretty hot out.

{Going on a Bear Hunt}

We started our morning (after the photo shoot) with circle time which included reading "Going on a Bear Hunt".  The kids listened to the story really well which really impressed me.  Then after we read the book we went on our own bear hunt.  We went through the "Dora tunnel", around the kid table, over the aluminum foil path, and down the slide.  We found the bear with a prize of homemade bear ears for each kid.  The kids were semi-impressed with the ears and the bear hunt.  :-)

{Playing with Puppets}

After our bear hunt, we played with our bear puppets.  This only kept our interest for a few minutes but it was nice to see that they were somewhat interested in them - makes me look forward to all the future craft activities we can do.  :-)

{Teddy Bear Picnic}

We finished our morning with a teddy bear picnic.  We gathered up all of our bears on a blanket and enjoyed a nice lunch.  We counted that 9 bears joined us.  Oh and we practiced our bear growls.  :-)  All in all the kids had a great time!  And it gave my friend and I more insight on what the kids might and not be interested in as 2 year olds.

Disclaimer:  Everything was moving too fast to get a lot of pictures of the kids today.  :-)

Linking up to Tot Time and You Capture's Peace Challenge.  (The tot time really is giving me more peace of mind about doing something positive for my children's future.)


  1. We had so much fun and can't wait for next week!

  2. Love these Carrie! I bet they had a blast. :)

  3. That looks so fun! Love your idea of making homemade flashcards :)

  4. What a great idea! The photo shoot pics are too cute. I teach dance to three year olds and even at a year older they still have a short attention span... gotta keep it moving :) Love the Bears!


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