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Tot School with Bo {If You Give a Cat a Cupcake}

Letter Cc ~ Part II 
See Part I here

~Bo is 26.5 months old~

{March 10th & 12th -15th}

I got the idea to spend a week on this book after Bo got excited about seeing the pink cupcake on the ABC Find It! page for Letter Cc (below). After that I focused on all things pink and cupcake! 

See Cc is for Cupcake @ Totally Tots for inspiration and links to printables for this unit! 

Rhyming and Matching 

I read the poem to Bo and he matched the cupcakes and then fed the cat. Bo loved this and asked to play with it almost every day.  

Cupcake Craft 

With "pink frosting" paint and glitter "sprinkles!" 

Bo's cupcake. 

Eliana's cupcake.

Pretend Cupcake Play with Cloud Dough

We had so much fun making Pretend Root Beer Floats with cloud dough using Inner Child Fun's tutorial and it is perfect for cupcakes, too! 

Muffin tin with liners, scoops, cupcake picks, pretend sprinkles and pink cloud dough.

Letter Cc and Cupcake Stamping 

If You Set Up the Ingredients to Get Ready to Make Cupcakes, Your Little One Will Climb on the Counter and Start Making Them All. By. Himself. 

He'll add the cake mix and the eggs and mix it up with with his hands. 

His hands will get all messy so you'll have to wash them. Then you'll give him a whisk to mix it properly. 

When he realizes it is too sticky. . . 

 You'll help him add the water and oil. Then help him pour the batter so he can add the sprinkles.  

Then you'll secretly make the pink frosting (colored with just a little beet juice) while the cupcakes are cooling, then frost them and add sprinkles and cute food picks to tie into the book. 

Then you freeze them before serving because frozen pink cupcakes are the BEST! 

ABC Fishing at the "Beach" 

Can't remember what makes the cat want to get his swim trunks on and go to the beach, but we did the same and fished for ABC's. 

The Rest of Our Week

That is the end of our cupcake fun and the beginning of my big oops - a failed haircut in which I, not realizing that I did not have the guard on the clippers (!), buzz Bo bald in the front. 

I didn't panic, but I tried to blend it and then went out and bought him a hat. Which he loved ~ for a very short time only. . . and I came to the realization that I can't hide my mistake. for long. 

And, off it goes. : )

The truth is. . . it made me fall in love with my little man all over again. I realized that it's not the hair that I love about him. I am totally in love with who he is. 

Waiting for 2 brothers and a sister to get their hair cut

I guess I was a little gun shy to cut any more hair that day. 

This is where he tells her to just take a "little" off. ;-P

Playing with Blocks

Development Screen

Bo had his screen today. It was a busy visit (I meant to take more pics, but only got one) full of questions and tests to assess Bo's development in the areas of hearing, speech/language skills, cognitive and adaptive skills, motor functioning, and social/emotional development. He tested well for his age in most areas, but, of course, verbal expression. I was encouraged that the speech therapist pointed out that although Bo is not talking, he has good intonation. I have not seen the results yet, but he has an appointment coming up for a Routines Based Interview soon where we will discuss family routines and set goals for speech therapy. 

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Tot School with Bo {Letter Cc}

Letter: Cc
Object: Cats
Vocabulary: Pets
Color: Yellow

~Bo is 26 months old~

See Tot School Printables for the printables for this unit. 

Week 1

March 4th

Playdough for Color Yellow and Cc is for Cat. 
ABC Find it! Letter Cc and Sensory Play

Clothespin Alphabet Match {Modified with plastic clips}

These are for teaching/learning. Later, I will hole punch all the letters to make it more challenging. 

Dot Painting Shapes: Hearts 

Design and Drill 

I think this is the first time we've actually made a design ~ a letter C! 

March 8th

Bo had his child development screen today. This is one of the fine motor skills test he did (below). We did not finish the evaluation as she determined that he qualifies for a full evaluation which takes place in the home. {Scheduled for next Friday} They were not able to do the hearing test because he had fluid on his ears (due to being sick). 

March 9th

Numbers and Magnet Pompoms

Informal tot school day at Bo's request and a willing Play Dough partner. 

Cat Colors

Letter Cc Basket 

2 and 3 Part Puzzles

Link-n-Learn Cc is for Cat

He really likes the links more than the shoe lace and it helps develop fine motor skills! I ordered these from a pet supply store (links and shapes below), but would have ordered them on Amazon if I could have found them at the time! This Tub of Linking Shapes is also great because it has circles, triangles, squares, and ovals. (I added it to my cart!). 

March 10th

Kumon Let's Color! 

(This is the same book that I used with Eliana!)

Color Matching Caps 

Letter Cc Stickers, Stamping, and Cookie Cutter Painting 

He thought he was so funny for putting the letter c sticker on the cat's nose. [chuckle]

All lined up. 
Dot Paining and Color Cap Matching

Dot Pictures from Homeschool Creations. 

"Waiting for Spring" ~ I posted this on my Instagram with the caption, "Me too, buddy. Me too." 

March 11th

Cc is for Cat Magnet Pompoms

Cat Shapes

I cut out a set of laminated cat shapes and printed an extra sheet for him to match the shapes. Then, I called out the shape as he matched them. 


Bo loves pictures of Animals (planning to do Animal ABC's next) and he enjoyed looking at the different ones that can be pets. Later, he recognized some of the pets in a counting video we watched (below). 

Cats Shadow Matching 

Bo enjoys these! 

Connect the Cats

March 12th

ABC Review

Pointing to the letters as I call them out. 

Learning to Put the Blocks Away! 

Week 1, as you can see, was mostly focused on Letter Cc Tot School Printables. Bo was still not feeling well this week, but better than the last 2 weeks. We spent another week on letter Cc using the book If You Give a Cat a Cupcake and will share that next. 

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