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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Scarecrows

October is a fun month when the air gets crips and the leaves start to turn.
Adults and kids can share a fun day making a scarecrow.  
If you aren't into make a life size one, here are some fun crafts for your little ones to enjoy.

 Candy Corn Maze is great game for Fine Motor Skills






SCARECROW and the CROWS
This is a great song paired with puppets as kids can act out the song as they sing.  
I found this cute idea at consumercrafts
5 crows all shiny black
Sat on a scarecrow’s back,
Eating some most delicious corn… yum, yum!
Scarecrow winked and shouted “Boo!”
Scared one crow and away he flew!
Now there are 4 black shiny crows, caw, caw!
And then you repeat until you get down to zero. 





BOOKS

TEMPLATES

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pumpkins

October is one of my favorite months because there are so many fun books and projects. As you can see, I especially love pumpkins.

Five Little Pumpkins.  This is the classic chant that everybody knows.  It's short and sweet and easy for a preschooler to memorize.  "Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, the first one says 'Oh my, it's getting late'..." All five pumpkins say something and then they roll out of sight.

We made our own little pumpkins out of paper lunch bags.  We painted them and drew on faces, stuffed newspaper in and tied it with a pipe cleaner.
Then we lined up the pumpkins on our "gate" and knocked them over one by one with a ball.  This was a huge hit.  They played for a long time, eventually throwing the pumpkins at each other, but they were having fun.

The next craft continues our fun chant.  
This week was a great pumpkin week with so much to do!


Recognizing numbers and counting pumpkins.
Teddy Bear Pumpkin
Painting Pumpkins
Pumpkin Do-a-Dot worksheet
Funny Face Pumpkins

BOOKS


5 Little Pumpkins Activity
perfect for circle time

Five little pumpkins talking happily. 
Point to smiling faces.
The first one said, “Look! What do you see? 
Point finger to one side.
The second one said, “I think it is a cat.” 
Make whiskers with hands on both sides of face.
The third one said, “I think it is bat.” 
Make flapping wings.
The fourth one said, “I can't it see from here!” 
Look through binoculars.
The fifth one said, “It's getting close. Oh dear!” 
Cross arms across chest and shake as if afraid.
Then flap went the wings as they heard this sound. 
Flap arms and make sound effects of bat after the word sound. 
Five little pumpkins jumped to the ground.
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5! 
Children take turns jumping in order while counting.

SONGS


Where is Pumpkin

tune: Where is Thumbkin
Where is pumpkin, where is pumpkin?
Here I am! Here I am!
How are you this evening?
Very Scary, thank you!
Run away, Run away!

I'm a Little Pumpkin
tune: I'm a Little Teapot
I'm a little pumpkin
orange and round.
I from on a vine from
a seed in the grown.
when I get all grown up
give me a face.
Put me outside in a very safe place.






TEMPLATES
Pumpkin funny face craft found on TPT
Teddy Bear Pumpkin found at first-school

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fireman Safety Week



VIDEOS



Fire Safety Video

Fire Truck by Ivan Ulz


PRE-K and TOT FIRE SAFETY UNITS
Fire Truck Tot-Pack

Pre-K Fire Safety Pack



TEMPLATES
Fire Hydrant (copy on yellow construction paper) (use blue tempra paint for water).

Fire Dog Headband (Red hat, White Ears, Black dots, Yellow Badge)

Monday, October 9, 2017

Columbus Day


 
VIDEOS
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WORKSHEETS
Christopher Columbus Unit by Royal Baloo
Christopher Columbus Pack by 3Dinosaurs

ACTIVITIES
Sink or Float?
Provide a variety of objects such as a cork, crayon, cotton ball, feather, small plastic toy boat, etc. One at a time, have a child choose an item and predict whether it will sink or float in a tub of water.


Sailor Hats

TEMPLATES
For Boat and Waves