Thursday, October 9, 2008

Toddler Theme Thursday - Hands and Feet

We had a hard time getting going this morning with all the excitement in our community.  If you read Heather's blog (I seem to always reference your blog, Heather - but you are better about posting current happenings than I am), than you already know what went on this morning.  Kevin stuck around longer than normal this morning because traffic was back up all around our house for several hours due to police check points.  Because the news kept encouraging residents to stay in our houses with our doors locked - our outside activities were not going to happen.

By 10:30 the suspect was in custody and we were able to get on with our lives (I was glued to the TV all morning while the girls played/bickered downstairs.  

On to our theme:  hands and feet

We read Here are My Hands, God Made You Nose to Toes, and From Head to Toe - 3 favorites of mine and the girls!!

The weather is beautiful here so it was a perfect day for painting outside with feet.  We are running low on our paints so the girls used pink, purple, green and yellow - which don't look so great when smeared together.   Norah tried hard not to mix the colors - Lucy, on the other hand, tried hard to mix them all over her paper! 
Inside the house we played a hand and foot twister - the girls giggled the entire time!  I had cut out hands and feet the same colors that are on my color die.  I rolled the die and the girls had to put a hand or foot on a cutout of the same color.  Then I would roll the die again and the girls would put the opposite (hand or foot) on a cutout of that color.  This game was a great way to assess Lucy's knowledge of colors - she did great!  
We also practiced some of the gymnastics moves (the ones that involve using hands and feet to move) that Norah has learned over the past couple of years - crab walk, donkey kick, caterpillar walk, bear walk and monkey jumps.

That about sums it up for us today.  Check out Teaching Tinytots at Mommy School for other participants in this weeks toddler theme challenge. 


Gidget Girl Reading said...

aww so much fun after the excitement of course!

the game looks like lots of fun!

don't you love this weather i hung my clothes out to dry i love fall!

and yes we can do that theme for next week i will move pumpkins to the 23rd!

Nicole said...

glad the commotion ended quietly (near you, at least!)