Tot School: Winter Theme

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Summer is 18 months old.

The last year and a half has flown by so quickly, it's hard to believe our little girl is 18 months old already!  We have been blessed in so many ways and Summer has added such happiness to our family. 

happy baby girl

This week, we did some winter inspired activities.

Summer loves transferring!  We used "ice" to move from one dish to another.   


While she preferred to grab handfuls, we worked on just doing one piece at a time.  She was so proud!

happy girl

Then, she decided she just wanted to pour the "ice."


She explored some winter cookie cutters. Eventually we added some snow playdough...

winter cookie cutter play

We used cotton balls as "snow" to place in a narrow vase.  This wasn't her favorite activity as she got frustrated trying to get the "snow" out.

cotton ball

She loves her bristle blocks!  Actually both girls do...they will play for quite awhile with them.

bristle blocks

And, she loves being read to.  She usually starts out looking through the book herself, then will bring it to either Abby or myself. 

baby reading book

Items We Used This Week


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Lisa! You know...I'm not exactly sure what the "ice" is. We got them as a gift and I'm thinking they either absorb water or sunlight and become something. However, Jello would be super fun to explore and is a great idea.

  2. We love bristle blocks too - though we call the stickle bricks! They get lots of play at Grandma's house.

    1. Stickle cute! And yes, they are a very popular option for kids.