Personal Scripture Study
The Core Curriculum
- right vs wrong
- good vs bad
- true vs false
- family values both spiritual and cultural
- family identity; family mission and family history
- family routine and responsibilities
- value and love or work and play
The Preschool Bin
- Colored pom pom balls: I painted an egg carton with different colors in each cup so the preschooler can match the ball in the correct cup. I also give her some bowls and spoons so she can play with them like a sensory bin. Another fun game to play with the pom poms is to take a Costco size egg tray and write a letter in each cup, she tosses a pom pom into one of the cups and then you say the name and make the sound of that letter.
- Foam shapes: These were a dollar store find that I keep in a re-used plastic container, I'm sure she will find plenty to do with those.
- Texture squares: I got this idea from Family Math, cut up old shoe or cereal boxes into squares and cover with different textured material. You can play different games with these like putting them in a bag and letting the preschooler describe what they feel. I keep mine in a mini box and half the fun is taking them in and out of the box. I also have a larger box of these that are different shapes, sizes, and material designs. We use these to play the games described in the Family Math book as a rag box games. My preschooler likes to sort them by "families" with the Mom, Dad and babies.
- Drop tub: I love to re-purpose used containers so I covered an oatmeal container with cute paper and cut a slit in the lid for her to slip used milk lids in. I wrote a letter on one side of the milk lid and a letter on the other so we can use those for other games. She enjoyed dropping the milk lids in so much I used another lid and cut a hole in it for her to drop used yarn spools in.
- Animal hand puppets
- Seek and spy bags
- Animals bean bags
- Seek and match quilt: I made this years ago with material scraps, it has been a favorite of all my children. After choosing 36 different prints, cut 2 squares of each print, one for the quilt and one for the cards. Sew together the first set to make the quilt and the other set, glue to a piece of card stock and laminate them. I made a little pocket on the back of my quilt to store the cards in with a small piece of velcro to keep it closed.
Purchased items: These purchased items have all been big hit over the years; Stacking cups, Baby Einstein Nature Cards, Mr. Potato Head, foam puzzles of letters and numbers, jelly ball, some wooden animals beads and Discovery Toys Busy Bugs.