Friday, November 12, 2010

These finally came in handy

So... remember the ol' Alphabet Beanbags?

I started making them when I was pregnant with Olivia.  We've pulled them out a couple of times before, but they really haven't seen much use.

Until today.

Today's preschool time was another lame-and-low-key day since I'm super busy doing a bunch of last-minute things to get ready for our big Relief Society Christmas Extravaganza tomorrow.  But I figured a little something was better than nothing.  And basically everything we did was Olivia's idea anyway.

First we read some books she gave to me to read.

Then she started pulling out the basket of Alphabet Beanbags, so I decided spur of the moment that we'd play a little game.

Round 1:
  • dump out the basket of beanbags in front of Olivia
  • ask her to hand me one
  • say the name of the letter/sound the letter makes as I put it in the basket

Rounds 2-7:
  • dump out the basket of beanbags in front of Olivia
  • have a free for all where both of us toss the beanbags back in the basket
  • try to say the letters on the ones I throw in and whatever letters I can see Olivia throwing in
  • lather, rinse, repeat

Olivia loved this game.  She and I both get the hiccups when we get hyper and giggley and, well,  she had some major hiccups going on.  Cute kid.  Anyway, here's to another day of easy peasy preschool time.  Hopefully next week I'll get a little better at planning ahead though.  :)


Click on the button above for the Alphabet Beanbag Tutorial 
to make your own 
(out of old t-shirt scraps)


Find more fun and easy preschool ideas on the Preschool page.  You can also find them by clicking on the Preschool button in the header.  Enjoy!   


Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

Awesome! Sweet Pea loves taking things out and putting them back in...anything, so she would like that preschool day too.

Kathy Haynie said...

Low stress and lots of giggles sounds like a GREAT preschool day to me.

Patricia said...

I'm sure Olivia thinks play time with Mama is the best!

Amber said...

Hi Katie. I love your beanbags! I have been looking for some new toys for Cyrus since he seems to be getting bored with what he has, but I really don't want to fill our house with a bunch of cheap or electronic toys. I am a decidedly un-crafty person, but you made the T-shirt bags and the bean bags seem simple enough that perhaps even I could do it! So, thanks for posting those, and for posting your ideas for preschool. I might just see if I figure out how to use a sewing machine...