Thursday, December 10, 2009
(hold hands open)
Here is a hive for a bee.
(close hands together)
Here is a hole for a bunny.
(make a circle with hands)
Here is a home for me.
(point all around you)
After the finglerplay, you can read a book and/or talk about what types of homes different animals have.
Read a book about different types of homes then hand out a journal sheet with this question on it: "What is special to you about your home?" Record the children's responses and let them draw a picture to go along with their response.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
This is a childhood favorite of mine, but we used ice cream instead of milk, which is also VERY yummy!
Oh can you find the color____, the color____, the color____?
Oh can you find the color____ somewhere in the room?
Let the children each find the color and repeat the song several times using other colors: yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, green, brown, black, white, gray, etc.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
We really lucked out on our field trip. I found a neat little hat shop, where this man custom makes hats for people. There were lots of styles and shapes he could make. This is an old art that is dieing out, but this man is still practicing. It was so interesting and neat for the adults and the kids. We all learned a lot about hats!
He uses this tool to measure the size and shape of someone's head, so that the hat he makes for them fits them perfectly.
Starting the hat shaping process.
The hat on the right is the base that he starts from and the hat on the left is the finished product.
"Caps! Caps for sale! Fifty cents a cap!"
"Tsk, tsk, tsk!"
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The second one said "there's a chill in the air," (hug self)
The third one said "but we don't care," (shrug)
The fourth one said "we're ready for some fun," (jump)
The fifth one said "lets run, run, run," (run in place)
So woo went the wind, and out went the lights, (wave hands and clap)
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight (sit down).
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves.
Mix ingredients together and scoop into a greased muffin tin. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 350°.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Do you know the kangaroo, the kangaroo, the kangaroo?
Oh, do you know the kangaroo that lives over in the zoo?
(Let the kids come up with some other zoo animals to sing about. Other verses could include: monkey, elephant, giraffe, lion, turtle, bear, snake, alligator, tiger, etc.)
Mix in 3/4 cup peanut butter.
Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp shredded coconut and 1/2 cup raisins.
Blend well, serve on bread, crackers or fruit.
While you are making it, talk about the different foods that zoo animals eat (bananas, peanuts, etc.).