Our January theme here at Totally Tots is Gingerbread.
Here are a few ideas of what to include in your bin for your Tot to explore!
- cotton balls
- jingle bells
- 5 pine trees
- 10 large gingerbread men
- 4 small stuffed gingerbread men
- candy cane decorations
- hard candy decorations
- gum drop decorations
- gingerbread men decorations
- 1 gingerbread house
Lydia, my resident Tot, is 28 months and loved decorating and un-decorating this gingerbread house. The handy-dandy tin was quickly turned into a (loud) musical instrument by shaking the jingle bells inside. And the stuffed gingerbread men (she called her babies) took many naps in the gingerbread house.
We’ve been working on number recognition and counting with her so I added the felt numbers to the back the large gingerbread men. Aaron, 4 years old, couldn't help joining in the fun.
- sorting by color
- sorting by shape
- making patterns with the felt decorations
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