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Summer Curriculum for Toddlers

I count about 9 week, including this week, before August.  My 2-year old (26 months) toddler attending a Montessori school 3 days a week and summer session started this week.  This inspired me to create a Summer Curriculum and see just how much we could accomplish this summer.  I love lists and charts!  I created a list of my summer goals for B and places for us to visit.  I also created a chart for weekly shelf work activities and weekly goals.

Do you have summer goals for your kids or yourself?  Read a certain number of books?  Learn to swim?  Camps?  Tutoring?  Below are some pictures of my goal sheets, shelf work, and art projects for this week.  Our theme this week is Ocean/Water.  We picked out ocean books from the library, made ocean bags (plastic bag filled with corn syrup, pipe cleaner fish, and other colorful objects), and made waves by rolling marbles through paint in a box.  I also copied my list of goals for my 2-year old, places to visit, theme for the weeks, and art projects.  Enjoy!

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Summer Goals for Boaz

–   Potty Trained

–   Count to 20

–   Practice writing

–   Build vocabulary

–   Join book club at library

–   Attend weekly bible school

–   Start geography and science

–   Make nature table

–   Weekly art projects

–   Get ready for baby










Places to Visit


–   Lazy 5 Ranch M-Sat 9-1hr before sunset and Sunday 1 –“”

–   Transportation Museum – Tue – Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5

–   NASCAR Hall of Fame – 10-6 everyday

–   River Jam @ Whitewater Thurs and Sat 7-10

–   Hiking/biking in mountains

–   Ride lightrail

Summer Themes

–   Ocean/Water, Farms, Transportation, Babies, World, Weather, Insects, Food, July 4th














Art Projects

–   Painting w/food

–   Paint w/marbles

–   Paint w/q-tips

–   Make flag – glues parts together

–   Night and Day Sheet – sticker for moon, sun, clouds, stars

–   4 Seasons sheet

–   Story stones