Tot School: A is for Apple

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Summer is 25 months old.

We are officially back in school and Summer is beginning Tot School Printables from 1+1+1=1.  Each week, she will be exposed to a letter, color, vocabulary item and theme related to the vocabulary item.  I am really excited to see where this takes us.  We started with letter "a" focusing on the word apple, the color red and fruit as a theme.

She loves puzzles!  This was her favorite activity this week.  We identified different fruits, the colors and some basic shapes. 

We used this sheet to locate some of her favorite fruits.  First, she would point to the fruit I called out. Then, she would point and I would name the fruit she pointed to.

 Transferring pom poms into several different fruit shaped ice cube trays...


We have been working to help build Summer's vocabulary.  She has come a long way in the last few months and picked up on our vocabulary word, apple, surprisingly fast.  We were so proud of her!  Abby, her older sister, loved helping out with the printable activities.  She helped Summer locate the Letter A and also taught her the letter sound. 

I made this cute little felt apple tree for one of her activities.  You can read more about the materials needed and how to make it here.

For this activity, we used foam fruit shapes that were purchased from the dollar store several years ago.   A few shapes (watermelon and strawberry) have small holes to represent seeds.  One day, my oldest daughter was playing and decided to use these plastic stir sticks to make birthday candles.  It was a great idea and a perfect activity for Summer.

We then used the same foam shapes for water play.  She loved this!

She's also been busy doing some modeling on the side for Aunt Meg's shop.

And, her little sister, Kaitlyn, turned 6 months old this week.  She's been busy rolling around and is in the early stages of crawling.  She joins us from time to time during school, but mainly just as an onlooker.

Some Items We Used


  1. I loved these ideas-- especially the pom pom apple tree! I'm definitely going to do that with my son this Fall. I'm so glad I found your blog through the Tot School link up!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your encouragement. Hope you enjoy the apple tree activity as much as we did!

  2. Your children are beautiful! Love how delighted they look to be learning and playing! I also have to say the dress with the pumpkin on it is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you, it's fun being able to watch them learn each day. My sister in law has great talent in making cute dresses, I love this one too!