7 items tagged "Summer"

  • At the Beach!

    July 7th, 2015

    The Books We Read:
    Duck's Vacation
    by Gilad Soffer
    Pig Kahuna Pirates!  by Jennifer Sattler
    Chu's Day at the Beach  by Neil Gaiman

    Song:
    The Animals at the Beach

    The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!
    chomp, chomp, chomp!
    chomp, chomp, chomp!
    The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!
    All through the day!

    The fish in the sea go swim, swim, swim...
    The lobsters in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch...
    The octopus in the sea go wiggle wiggle wiggle...
    The sea horse in the sea rocks back and forth...
    The whale in the sea goes quirt squirt squirt...
    The clam in the sea goes open and shut...
    The crabs in the sea go click click click...
    The jellyfish in the sea go "bloop bloop bloop"!

    Project—Bubblewrap Print Starfish and Fish:

      

    We added sparkly "sand" at the Glitter Station--super fun!


  • Going Camping!

    July 28th, 2015

    The Books We Read:
    Curious George Goes Camping by Margaret Rey
    Maisy Goes Camping  by Lucy Cousins

    Song:
    We're Going on a Bear Hunt


    We acted out the entire adventure, with inspiration from Michael Rosen's own wonderful performance of his picture book with Helen Oxenbury!

    Project—Glow-in-the-dark Lanterns:

    The kids painted the inside of mason jars with glow-in-the-dark paint and attached colorful coated wire to the lids to create a handle.

  • Going Camping~2016!

    July 19th, 2016



    The Books We Read:

    Curious George Goes Camping by Margaret Rey
    Among a Thousand Fireflies by Helen Frost
    Maisy Goes Camping  by Lucy Cousins

    Songs & Activities:
    We Are Going Camping
    To the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"
    We are going camping, it's time to pack:
    A tent, a sleeping bag, and a snack.
    We'll sit by the campfire, so warm and bright,
    And snooze in our tent 'til the morning light.
    Credit: Adapted from preschooleducation.com

    Little Bunny Foo Foo
    Little Bunny Foo Foo went hopping through the forest,
    Scooping up the field mice and bopping them on the head.
    Then down came the Good Fairy, and she said:
    "Litte Bunny Foo Foo, I don't like to see you
    Scooping up the field mice and bopping them on the head.
    I will give you three chances to behave, and if you don't,
    I will come back and turn you into a GOON!"
    [Repeat two more times, counting down chances,
    and finally turning Little Bunny Foo Foo into a goon.]
    Credit: Childhood


    Project—Glow-in-the-dark Lanterns:

    The kids painted the inside of mason jars with glow-in-the-dark paint and added colorful beads and coated wire to the lids to create a handle.

  • Jump into Summer!

    June 21st, 2016

     

    The Books We Read:
    Hare and Tortoise by Alison Murray
    Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
    Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

    Songs & Activities:
    In honor of this summer's fitness theme, we tried out a couple of action songs:

    Elevator Song
    To the tune of "I Had a Little Chicken"
    Oh, the city is big and the city is grand,
    And there are lots of tall buildings on a little piece of land.
    And we live way up on the 57th floor,
    So this is what we do when we go out the door...

    We take the elevator UP, take the elevator DOWN,
    Take the elevator UP, take the elevator DOWN,
    Take the elevator UP, take the elevator DOWN,
    And we turn around!
    Credit: Various sources

    Walking Song
    To the tune of "Are You Sleeping?"
    Walking, walking, walking, walking;
    Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop! Hop!
    Running, running, running! Running, running, running!
    Now we STOP!
    Also:
    Tiptoe, tiptoe...
    Marching, marching...
    Credit: Jbrary

    Craft—Slime:

    The weather was gorgeous, so we were able to make our slime outside.  Kids created their own colors, and even the grown-ups enjoyed playing with the slime!

  • Outdoor Adventure

    July 26th, 2016
     

    The Books We Read:

    Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
    The Umbrella by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert

    Songs & Activities:


    We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
    We acted out the entire adventure, with inspiration from Michael Rosen's own wonderful performance of his picture book with Helen Oxenbury!

    The Noble Duke of York
    The Noble Duke of York, he had 10,000 men;
    He marched them up the hill and then he marched them down again.
    For when you're up, you're up;
    And when you're down, you're down.
    And when you're only halfway up, you're neither up nor down.
    Credit: Childhood

    Craft—Rock Painting

    We had a blast using acrylic paint to decorate rocks from Lake Champlain!

  • Summer Animals

    July 14th, 2015

    The Books We Read:
    Bear and Duck by Katy Hudson
    What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?  by Steve Jenkins
    Hugs from Pearl  by Paul Schmid

    Song:
    Grrr Grrr! Went the Big Brown Bear

    Grrr grrr! went the big brown bear one day
    Grrr grrr! went the big brown bear
    Grrr grrr! went the big brown bear one day
    and they all went grrr grrr grrr!
    But we know bears go huggy huggy hug!, huggy huggy hug!, huggy huggy hug
    We know bears go huggy huggy hug!, they don't go grrr grrr grrr!

    Mmm ah! went the little green frog one day
    Mmm ah! went the little green frog
    Mmm ah! went the little green frog one day
    and they all went mmm mmm ah!!
    But we know frogs go shanananana! shanananana! shanananana!
    We know frogs go shanananana!, they don't go mmm mmm ah!

    Bloop bloop! went the little blue fish one day
    Bloop bloop! went the little blue fish
    Bloop bloop! went the little blue fish one day
    and they all went bloop bloop bloop!
    But we know fish go kissy kissy kiss! kissy kissy kiss! kissy kissy kiss!
    We know fish go kissy kissy kiss!, they don't go bloop bloop bloop!
    Credit: Jbrary

    Project—Spiral Snakes!

      


  • Under the Sea

    July 5th, 2016

     

    The Books We Read:
    I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
    Big Al and Shrimpy by Andrew Clements
    This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

    Songs & Activities:

    The Waves on the Beach
    To the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus"
    The waves on the beach go up and down, up and down, up and down.
    The waves on the beach go up and down, all through the day.
    The clams on the beach (open and shut)...
    The crabs on the beach (snap, snap, snap)...
    The swimmers on the beach (splash, splash, splash)...
    The lifeguard on the beach (yells "Swim on back!")...
    Credit: perpeptualpreschool.com

    Five Little Fish
    Five little fishies swimming in the sea, teasing Mr. Shark, saying,
    "You can't catch me!"
    Along comes Mr. Shark, gliding silent as can be, and he SNAPS that fish right out of the sea!!
    Repeat, counting down.
    Credit: Various sources

    Craft—Bubblewrap Painting:

    The kids made fish, octopus, and starfish prints using bubblewrap and tempera paints. They also added glitter at the end for the straight-from-the-beach look!

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