This week’s Mr Men school was all about Mr Tickle and what a fabulous week we had, with so, so many activities. I am exhausted and the little ones still keep asking for ‘more Mr Men-ny activities, pleeease Mummy!’. Needless to say, it has been a huge hit and I’m not at all certain I can keep up! This is what my littles have been up to, in addition to All about Reading preschool (B2) and Level 1 (A5), and their daily bible study.
You know sometimes in life when things all come together in a way you couldn’t possibly have envisioned at the start? This is how I feel about this Mr Men school. Just weeks after deciding to use Mr Men as the basis for our school this year I came across the very first edition of a new Mr Men magazine that is to be published every two months over in the UK. Each publication will come complete with two Mr Men or Little Miss toys. I was so excited and intend to utilise every single solitary bit of each magazine this year! And you will never guess the character they focused on in their first edition? Yes, Mr Tickle! How cool is that? So I had A5 fill out the double sheet all about Mr Tickle, stickers and all:
This edition also came with a free poster outlining all of the characters. I will be using this to create a new Mr Men themed chore chart to go in the girls’ room to replace the one that is there at the moment.
This week we primarily used the Mr Tickle number tool box:
The girls counted, threw dice, ordered numbers, made up number puzzles and wrote their numbers. I am glad to say it was a hit and well worth the work it took to create it:
In addition A5 did a Mr Men puzzle I had found for 49p:
The science of orange
- Mixing red and yellow food colouring to create an orange mixture:
- Mixing the traditional yellow and red paint:
- Junk modelling: the girls built a Mr Tickle from junk:
- Using Wiki sticks to recreate some of the Mr Men characters:
The girls made some fabulous Mr Tickle models:
- Creating a Mr Tickle from felt body parts onto a felt board. For this activity I had created a ‘Make a Mr Men Character’ kit:
Each week I will add the body parts of the Mr Men or Little Miss character we are studying that week. For now though the girls simply played with the one character they had, Mr Tickle:
- Mr Tickle Tortilla pizza
- Home made Mr Men Chocolates
- Choc chip biscuits and apples (from book):
Mr Tickle Activity
I thought for a bit of fun the girls could make their own Tickle sticks. I cut out, from sticky back foam, two Mr Tickle shapes for each girl, one back to front (it was to be stuck onto the other Mr Tickle shape); two hats, one back to front and gave each girl and Chinese chop stick:
We have a week off next week and during that time I’ll be sharing how we school at angellicscalliwags. After that it’s back to Mr Men School with Little Miss Bossy. I shall be modelling the whole week on me!