Strawberry Activities and Printables for Toddlers

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We did a little something different for Tot School this week.  Instead of focusing on a letter, I chose to do some activities around one of our favorite books, "The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, & the Big Hungry Bear.  We just love that book; is it a favorite at your house too?
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Strawberry Shape Match:
Little Sis really enjoyed the Watermelon Shape Match we used during our week with Letter W, so I thought I'd recreate the same activity using {pink} ripe strawberry's!  The cute strawberry clipart came from, and there was only a pink strawberry to use!  I don't think Little Sis minded at all. 
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 Strawberry {Button} Seed Number Match:
Using the buttons, Little Sis put a certain number of seeds onto each ripe strawberry.  
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We worked on this together and I ended up pulling out a small stash of buttons I have because we didn't have enough buttons out; hence she decided colorful seeds were much better : ) 
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Strawberry Craft with fingerprint seeds: 
Little Sis did her best to cut the strawberry outline and then used her fingerprints to create seeds..... 
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She loved that part!
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Pre-Writing Activity:
I created a tracing sheet for Little Sis; she had to help the mouse get to the strawberry before the Big Hungry Bear!
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 Strawberry Sensory Bin with Beans:
With a bin full of beans, I gave Little Sis a scoop, tweezers, and a spoon to aid in her free play.  For the strawberry's, I used pink sparkly Easter eggs I picked up at the Dollar Store.  I added in a few fruit squeezy pack tops and coincidentally with a little push, they fit on top of the strawberry!
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 Where is the Strawberry?
Little Sis is great at counting to 5 without help and can count to 10, but typically only does it when someone is counting with her.  To work on counting and number recognition, I made up a game "Where is the Strawberry?"  It was inspired by Homeschool Creations number game for "Going On a Bear Hunt". 
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Under one of the mice was the hidden strawberry.  For the first round of play, I called out the number she had to look for, but she was more interested in flipping them all over to find the strawberry.
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It was a fun week of activities to go along with one of our favorite books! Thanks for stopping bye!

I created all of Little Sis's printable activities this week using clipart from  I so enjoyed making them and I'd love to share them with you. Just click the links below to download each activity for your personal use.  Enjoy!

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