March 18, 2015
Who doesn’t love a game of memory?
1. Print out the Totetude Spring Matching Game
2. Cut out the spring pictures from page 2.
3. Place rolled tape (to switch pictures for more games) onto the game printable.
4. Arrange the spring pictures in any order.
5. Cover the pictures. We chose plastic eggs.
6. See if you can remember where the matching pictures are. Uncover two pictures at a time. If they match, you get the plastic eggs and you go again. If the pictures don’t match, you have to cover the pictures back up and lose a turn.
7. Once all the pictures are matched, move the pictures around and play another game!
March 17, 2015
March 13, 2015
We are always looking for ways to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) into our activities. Building a leprechaun trap is a great way for children to use their imaginations and have fun!
For this activity you can simply gather many materials and let the learners build a leprechaun trap. You might want to discuss how big leprechauns are or what leprechauns want to take.
For younger learners, you may also want to work on their fine motor skills. This can be achieved by letting them cut out and color the Totetude Leprechaun Trap printable.
1. Either place cereal or draw coins on the center of the trap.
2. Learners roll tape (sticky-side out) and place on each point. Learners can decide if they want the tape on the tips or at the base of each point.
3. Try to blow the leprechaun to the center of the trap without getting stuck on tape!
This activity allows the learner to color the picture by matching shapes.
1. Print out the Totetude Color by Shape printable.
2. Color and draw a leprechaun taking the gold!
3. A special treat with this activity is Lucky Charms cereal. The leprechaun on the box is also a great visual to know what leprechauns look like!
What would you do with a pot of gold?
1. Print the Totetude What Would You Do? printable.
2. Allow the learner to illustrate what they would do with a pot of gold.
3. The educator can write down a sentence for the learner on another sheet of paper. The learner then has to copy the sentence onto the What Would You Do? printable.
Here is a wonderful craft to work on fine motor skills.
1. Print out the Totetude Rainbow Coins printable.
2. Gather materials. You will need crayons, glue, scissors, paper plate/white paper, cotton balls, and yarn. Hole-puncher or tape is optional.
3. Educator prepares the activity by cutting out a rainbow shape from either a paper plate or white paper. The educator may also wish to cut out the coins and pot. Depending on the learner’s abilities, the educator may also may wish to hole-punch both the coins and the rainbow.
4. Allow the learner to color the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple). Next, glue cotton balls to the ends of the rainbow.
5. The learner can cut different lengths of yarn and either tie or tape the yarn to the rainbow.
6. The learner then either ties or tapes the opposite ends of the yarn to the pot and coins.
7. Lastly, the learner writes his/her name on the pot.