I left some of the October activities out, but also made some changes. Here are a few of the newer activities:
Thanksgiving/Harvest Sensory Box
Fabric basket. I tried to get him to use the blindfold and match the fabrics by touch, but he wanted nothing to do with it. Instead I rubbed them on his back and he told me if it felt rough, smooth, soft, furry, bumpy, ridgy, ect. Sometimes I had to give him choices (i.e: does it feel soft or smooth?)
DIY color tablets boxes 2 and 3. He knows his colors and has no problem matching the stars. He can usually find the lightest and darkest paint samples in each color, but the middle two are tricky.
Knobbed cylinders: he is able to do two blocks at a time, but I haven't had them out for awhile due to decreasing interest. I decided to re-initiate them with just one block at a time. It is easy for him, and he does it very quickly. I was demonstrating doing it with a blindfold (which he was not interested in trying), but he sneaked in and put half of them back in without me noticing when I was wearing the blindfold :)
This was one of his first choices, but he hasn't chosen it since.
Shape bean bags. He likes throwing them and knows all of these shapes, though sometimes he tells me the square is a diamond. I tried to tell him that diamonds don't have right angles, but he's two and does not know what an angle is :)
Counting. He is attracted to these dowels and likes the vase. Recently he has wanted to count them into his dump truck and then dump them out. I am fine with that. He is still practicing counting.
Turkey feather counting
And in the basket
I realize this is not in season, but I found it in my printables stores and realized we had never used it. I threw it on the shelves. Matching is not difficult, but he didn't know coconut or lemon. This is from 1plus1plus1
Pre-reading activity. What doesn't belong? I admit the attraction to this activity is the spray bottle, but it has been quite popular!
The printables are actually worksheets from Making Learning Fun. I cut them into strips and laminated, so they could be re-used.
Transfer with a dropper. He also practiced pouring!
Tools with cards. This has been a favorite for awhile. He knows the names of most common tools. I made the three-part cards. They are nothing special, but if you want them, let me know and I will shoot you an email.
And just for fun: Thanksgiving stickers and a turkey stamp.