July 28th, 2015
The Books We Read:Curious George Goes Camping by Margaret ReyMaisy 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!
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.
July 19th, 2016
The Books We Read:Curious George Goes Camping by Margaret ReyAmong a Thousand Fireflies by Helen FrostMaisy Goes Camping by Lucy Cousins
Songs & Activities:We Are Going CampingTo 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 FooLittle 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 youScooping 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
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.
July 26th, 2016 The Books We Read:Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskeyThe Umbrella by Ingrid and Dieter SchubertSongs & Activities:
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael RosenWe 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 YorkThe 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
We had a blast using acrylic paint to decorate rocks from Lake Champlain!
July 25th, 2017
The Books WeRead:Rattletrap Car by Phyllis RootJabari Jumps by Gaia CornwallAnd Then Comes Summer by Tom BrennerSongs & 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 [fill in action--stomp, spin, jump, hop] and say "hello!"...Credit: Jbrary
Bread and ButterBread and butter, marmalade and jam,let's say "goodbye" as loud as we can.Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,let's say "goodbye" as quiet as we can.
Continue with more opposite pairs... fast/slow, serious/silly, high/low, etc.Credit: jbrary
Craft—Ice Cream Cones!Today we made delicious-looking ice cream cones, with tissue paper and paper sprinkles. The kids used forks and paint to create a waffle pattern on their cones.