Hey Momma friends! Whether you’re a Momma at home with littles or a teacher Momma trying to make it to the next break, this time of year is exhausting! So I’ve partnered with some of my WAHM friends to treat TWO of you to some extra energy! Entering is easy! . 1️⃣Make sure you’re following me @teachtalkinspire 2️⃣Like this photo. 3️⃣Tag a friend in the comments! 4️⃣Tap the photo to see where to go next! . When you get back to me, you’re all done! . This giveaway will end Sunday December 8th at 9pm CST. Good luck!!! *This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram.
CHRISTMAS TREE SHAPE SORT 🎄 If you saw my story from this morning, I set this shape sort tree decorating activity out for Little Miss Toddler this morning. I put the foam stickers into cupcake liners in front of the trees and besides pouring the stickers onto the mats, she didn’t show much interest. 🤔 So, you know what that means?! Time to mix it up and put it into a sensory bin! I recreated one of my favorite shape sensory bins with black beans and foam shape stickers and this will be a much more engaging activity! 🙌🏻 I was so excited that so many of you messaged me interested in the shape tree sorting mats too! So, I’m happy to share that I posted them in my tpt store as a FREEBIE! I included the three shape mats and shapes that you can print and cut out to decorate the trees with if you don’t have the stickers at home! 🥰 You can also use the mats with dot markers, dot stickers, or just talk about the shape ornaments on the trees and color them on their own! These would make fun activities throughout the entire holiday season! 🎁 You can head to the link in my profile or swipe up in my stories to see more! #preschool #toddleractivities #toddleractivitiesathome #preschoolactivities #learningthroughplay #learningisfun #playislearning #simpleplay #simpleplayideas #teachersofinstagram
FROZEN PLAY DOUGH TRAY ❄️ 👑 I know you have seen these all over lately because who isn’t #frozen2 obsessed?! BUT let me just say that I wasn’t always a fan of the #playdoughtray craze. I know, I know 🤦🏻♀️ let me explain. Whenever I would make Little Miss Toddler one, she would poke at it a few times but then move away and never come back to it. She didn’t find the fun in it so I didn’t see the use in them. Well, boy was I wrong! Let me explain what’s changed for us: *modeling how to use all of the materials BEFORE we play. How can I expect her to play with this if I never show her how? *provide another surface to put the play dough on and model it! Since showing her to put the play dough onto a baking sheet her play has expanded! She needed a designated place to play. *Model how to use play dough with pretend play. I needed her to get past the poking of the play dough but I had to model it for her! Are you sensing a theme here?🤔 In order for our littles to be imaginative in their play, we have to show them how. That goes for play dough or any independent play we want them to do. So, long story short, roll up your sleeves and get in there with them! Play dough mess and all! What are your thoughts on play dough? #playdough #playdoughkit #playdoughplayactivities #toddleractivities #finemotorskills #preschool #preschoolactivities #simpleplay #simpleplayideas #teachersofinstagram #sahm #momsofinstagram
SNOWFLAKE NAME HUNT ❄️ I have been trying to figure out some festive and creative ways to get Little Miss Toddler started with practicing her name. I realize she has a longer one so I figure the more exposure the better! L🤷🏻♀️ Not to mention it’s the perfect personal connection to get your little one to begin recognizing letters. Their names hold so much power and I wanted to start having fun with hers! So I created this snowflake name hunt and set it up for Little Miss Toddler this morning! I told her it snowed in Florida overnight and she had to go on a hunt for her snowflake letters! It was such an adorable hit! You can watch her in action in my stories from today. Since this was a first time I asked her to build her name there was a LOT of help! From both mom and dad and some breaks in between. But she did it on her own terms and I love it! I’m thinking of posting this to my store later today to make it editable for you all. If you’re interested let me know! What are your favorite ways to practice your little’s name? #toddleractivities #toddleractivitiesathome #preschool #preschoolactivities #preschoolathome #simpleplay #simpleplayideas #playislearning #learningthroughplay #teachersofinstagram
CHRISMUKKAH BOOKSHELF 🎄🕎 It’s beginning to look a lot like Chrismukkah, is that how the song goes?! 🤣🥰 With all of our travels, I finally started decorating for the holidays and this was the first thing I set up! 📚 These are some of my favorite to read with Little Miss Toddler throughout the holiday season and I plan on highlighting a few as the month goes on! ❤️ Do you see any of your favorites here? Any new titles I should check out?! #chrismukkah #chrismukkahdecor #hannukah #hannukahdecor #playroom #playroomdecor #toddleractivities #toddleractivitiesathome #preschool #teachersofinstagram #simpleplay #playislearning #playandlearnactivities