Top 10 Toddler Tuesday Ideas


1.Visit the post office and teach the kids about the post

2.Mail a letter to someone like grandma or grandpa.

3.Make your own puppet show

4.Play indoor children’s games (Ring around the Rosie)

5. Let them play with flour-really 

6. Paint with yogurt

7.Let them rip up magazines

8.Give your children a tub of corn kernels

9. Make a car out of a box

10.Frost cookies


Love this!


By: Michelle Yoder, OTR/L

Ask any little kid:  Ripping and tearing is fun! 

 What little ones don’t realize is that as they rip magazine pictures to make collages or tear tissue paper to make textured artwork, they’re also refining and building fine motor skills.

In occupational therapy, we talk about the “dynamic” and the “static” sides of the hand.  The dynamic side, which includes the thumb, pointer and long fingers, does the “moving,” while the static side, which includes the ring and pinky fingers, do the “stabilizing.”  That combination – “moving” and “stabilizing” — is essential to holding a pencil, cutting with scissors or even buttoning a shirt.

Specifically, when your little one is ripping and tearing, he or she:

  • Promotes separation of the two sides of the hand
  • Fosters strength in the intrinsic hand muscles
  • Facilitates the wrist movement, primarily extension, so important in handwriting, typing and other daily…

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10.15 Lesson plans


Play outside for an hour or so

Take a fall walk/hike (Put a piece of tape on each child’s wrist so that they can attach various leaves and sticks to it to make a fall bracelet.)

Snack time:

Sing: To the Tune of 5 little indians

Fall Leaves

1 little, 2 little, 3 little leaves

4 little, 5 little, 6 little leaves

7 little, 8 little, 9 little leaves

Blow them all away. Whoosh!

A Fall Fingerplay

Pretty leaves are falling down (flutter fingers)

Green, orange, yellow, and brown. (point to colors)

Here comes one colored red,

It landed on my head! (tap head)

Authors Unknown

Read: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

Count with Acorns -Math manipulative (Count by 2’s)

Lunch time + Vietnamese week (learning about culture through food)


Vietnamese sandwiches

clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup carrot, peeled and grated
1/3 cup thinly sliced white onion
2 tablespoons jalapeno chile, finely chopped
1 (16 inch) baguette
4 teaspoons low-fat mayonnaise
3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked or 3/4 lb pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
1/2 cup fresh cilantro

With chef’s knife, mash garlic and salt into a paste.
Transfer to a mixing bowl and add vinegar and sugar, stirring to dissolve.
Add carrots, onions and chilies.
Toss to coat, set aside.
Slice baguette into 4 equal lengths.
Split each piece horizontally.
Spread cut sides with mayonnaise.
Arrange the meat on the 4 bottom halves.
Sprinkle with lime juice and 5-spice powder.
Top with the carrot salad and a shower of cilantro leaves.
Cover with bread tops.
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Clean up and nap time

While kids are sleeping make a fall feel box out of anything. We use what we have on hand. Put pinecones, leaves,apples, nuts and acorns inside.

Free play

Charlotte mason-hymn study- Art appreciation-coloring

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Sunday Ideas :61 Things To Do This Season


Every Sunday, I will be posting ideas in Pictures, so check them out.

This week we will have a Lesson plan schedule and sample posted on Monday and more.

Thanks for reading!

This posting has been revamped for copyright reasons.

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Top 61 Things to do here

1.Go Apple Picking with the little ones

Make an apple picking bag-those ones that they have at the orchard are flimsy and they break.

Cut the apples in half, grab some green and red paint

Use a canvas bag and plop the paint laden apples on there.

2. Make an apple pie

3.Have your little ones paint with red and create apple trees

4.Make homemade applesauce



  • 4 apples
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Peel and core the apples. Cut the apples into bite size pieces. Heat a medium pot on medium heat. Add the orange juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Add the diced apples and give the mixture a stir. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium-low. All the apples to simmer in the liquid for 30 minutes. Remove the cooked apples from the heat. Allow the apples to cool and mash with a potato masher or in a food processor.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

5.Go on a nature hike visit a local Audubon site they always have great hikes.

6.Bob for apples

7. Go on a leaf hunt

8.Have a Fall festival in your backyard!

9.Go on a hayride!

10. Visit a local haunted house or make your own

11.Get your costumes at a local costume swap or host your own!

12.Head to a local harvest festival and play every game!

13.Make a fall idea journal.

14. Watch for the monarch migration 

15.Join the National Weather Service’s cooperative weather jr group-log the weather in your area and learn.

16. Go to a pumpkin patch

17.Do a pumpkin crayon melt: use old crayons and melt them over the pumpkin.

18.Make an expert Jack O lantern

19.Make your own fall play-dough-use green jello for halloween green.

20.Collect seeds and make a seed mural (like in the shape of an acorn and such)

21.Make your own finger-paints and fingerpaint outside.

22.Learn about owls and how to track them

23.Learn about the Raven and crows 

24.Make some chili and watch a movie

25. Have a cup of hot cocoa

26.Take up letter boxing-it’s really fun and it lasts all year!

27.Make your own paper (use it for letter boxing)

28.Make Halloween candy save money and make it more nutritious.

29.Create your own Halloween Costumes

30. Decorate your home with ghoulish homemade decor.

31.sit around and read spooky stories

32. Invite friends over and have a costume party on Halloween.

33. Create a pumpkin chia pet.

34.Adults have to do this one: Make colored flame pine cones!

35.Make nature dolls

36. Watch “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.”

37. Teach your little ones how to forage like the animals do before hibernation.

38.When it’s cold outside bake homemade bread.

39.Go on a mushroom hunt-fall and spring are the best times.

40.Learn about the animals that begin hibernation

41.Geocaching-it’s really a great time to do it in the fall and little one’s will love the hunt.(Dinosaur train challenge)

42.Make a fall nature table

43.Make a pinecone bird-feeder

44.Gather up all the seeds from your pumpkin and cook them up. 

45.Listen to fall music (Vivaldi the four seasons)

46.Create a Thanksgiving tree

47.Make a scarecrow

48. Make some Halloween Slime

49.Lean about Pumpkins-read a book and watch this:

50.Press leaves

51.Rake leaves and jump

52.Make autumn leaves sugar cookies

53.Look for a place to learn swimming this fall indoors

54.Have a bonfire and S’mores

55. Fall foliage drive

56.Make your own cider donuts

57. Use up those apples and make your own apple cider.

58.The winter hours are coming, make some fall scented candles.

59.Graph temperature changes

60.Make your own barometer

61.Learn about the history of Halloween

Fall Must Do’s

It’s beautiful now, have to look around pick a few.

1. Leaf Jumping-dive into the leaves and feel the crisp  air of your face.

2.Have a barnyard themed party.

3. Go apple picking

4.Do bark rubbings on the trees

5. Go to the family farm and ride on a tractor ,help with chores.

6.Make your own costume

7. Make your own apple cider

8. Make a house pomander

9.Make your own scarf.

10.decorate a pumpkin

11. get lost in a corn maze

12. collect acorns and put them in a jar

13. craft with leaves.

Source: via Danyell on Pinterest

Sunday, Start the Week Off

This week ahead is filled with great homeschool opportunities.

It includes learning about current events. You can start by showing these to your kids on the Times website.

Top Stories:

A Creepy Character

 Halloween arrives early this year. The 3D-animated movie Frankenweenie hits theaters on October 5 (click here to read TFK Kid Reporter Amelia Compton’s review). It is based on the horror film Frankenstein. In Frankenweenie, young Victor Frankenstein loses his beloved dog Sparky. But he uses what he learns in a science lesson to bring the dog back to life in his attic laboratory. Soon, his classmate Edgar “E” Gore (voiced by Atticus Shaffer) discovers Victor’s secret. Will Edgar let the cat out of the bag? TFK Kid Reporter Amelia Compton sat down with Atticus to talk about the creepy Edgar character.

Toddler Math:Go on a Number Hunt

Toddlers love the math, they love creating and creating.

You can send your child on a number hunt through the house. It’s great to get them moving and they will have fun searching for your hand drawn numbers posted everywhere.

You will need cards, books or other items that show numbers. The more variety the better, just make sure that you place them in spots around the house that your toddler will be aware of. As a last resort if you do not have anything around to make it work use whatever you can to draw large numbers on.

Hide them in their room,

on the door,

on the floor

and more.

That’s our tip for today, we love math days…