February 16th, 2016
The Books We Read:Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin HenkesHow to Catch a Star by Oliver JeffersThe Moon is Going to Addy's House by Ida Pearle
Songs & Activities:Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Rocket Ship ChantClimb aboard our rocket ship;We're flying to the moon.Hurry up and get ready, we're going to blast off soon!Put on your helmets and buckle up real tight;Here comes the countdown, let's count with all our might.Ten, nine, eight...Blast off!!!
Just take bubble wrap and tempera paint..and follow it with a trip to the Glitter Station!
September 12th, 2017
The Books We Read:I Spy on the Farmby Edward GibbsOne Monday by Amy HuntingtonBobby Tracey Campbell PearsonSongs & 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!"
One Bright ScarfWe had fun with scarves after reading the windy-day book, One Monday:One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow.Wiggle it high (reach to ceiling) and wiggle it low (down by your toes).Shake it fast and shake it slow.Where did it go? (Hide scarf in hands, behind back, etc.)One, two, three... release scarves into the air!Credit: Jbrary
Craft—Sheep PrintingWe used bubblewrap and paint (all different colors!) to make the sheep bodies, and sponge-painted the fields and flowers.
August 15th, 2017
The Books We Read:Papa, please get the moon for me by Eric CarleMoonbear's Shadow by Frank AschKitten's First Full Moon by Kevin HenkesSongs & Activities:Aiken DrumThere was a man lived in the moon, in the moon, in the moon.There was a man lived in the moon and his name was Aiken Drum.And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle.He played upon a ladle and his name was Aiken Drum.And his hair was made of spaghetti...And his eyes were made of...And his nose was made of...And his mouth was made of...Have the kids supply various foods for the body parts and see where it takes you!Credit: Raffi
Craft—Sun and Moon PaintingsWe used sponges dipped in gray paint to make the moon and mixed hot colors for the sun.