July 10, 2018
The Books We Read:The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric CarleThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Songs & Activities:We Clap and Say HelloWe clap and say hello! We clap and say hello!With our friends at storytime, we clap and say hello!
We [wiggle, jump, hop, stomp, dance, spin, whisper] and say hello...Credit: Adapted from Jbrary
Scarf Play- Popcorn Kernels- One Bright Scarf
Craft—Hungry Caterpillar Balloon Print Collages
Kids dipped inflated balloons into paint to create the caterpillar's body. They also had fun using hole punches to take "bites" out of all the different fruits their caterpillar ate.
April 17, 2018
The Books We Read:The Digger and the Flower by Joseph KueflerIf You Plant a Seed by Kadir NelsonThe Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Five Fat PeasFive fat peas in a pea pod pressed. [Wrap one hand around the other fist.]One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest. [Unfurl fingers, one by one.]Well, they grew, and they grew, and they did not stop. [Motion outward with hands.]And they grew and they grew, ‘til they finally popped! [Motion outward with hands, then clap.]Credit: Jbrary
The Gardener Plants the SeedsTo the tune of ”Farmer in the Dell”The gardener plants the seeds, the gardener plants the seeds.Hi ho a Derry-o, the gardener plants the seeds
The sun comes out and shines...The rain begins to fall...The plants grow big and tall...Credit: Adapted from traditional
Craft—Planting Our Own Seeds
The children decorated their pots (yogurt containers) with stickers, filled them with potting soil, and tucked in bean or sunflower seeds.
And one week later!
June 26, 2018
The Books We Read:Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac BarnettHow I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
We had a great time creating our own authentic treasure maps bedecked in gold paint and lots of sparkling jewels!