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Sunday, August 24, 2014

All Around The World

EGYPT
 We made pyramids out of legos.
 And dressed up like Mummies.
Be prepared to use a lot of toilet paper!

We played games and did worksheets courtesy of Beth from Livingintentionally.blogspot.com





RUSSIA
We made Russian Matryoshka (stacking) dolls.



ENGLAND




 The kids helped me make English Trifle.  It's a popular dessert in England.
THEY LOVED IT!




FRANCE
 Paris, Eiffel Tower






 


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wild West

CRAFTS

Cactus
I gave the children rice to glue on cactus cut outs.



Hay There!




Covered Wagon
Give each child one half sheet of construction paper and one whole sheet. They can choose the colors. Also give 2 cut out circles (wagon wheels). Let the children decorate the large sheet of paper. Then let them decorate on the half sheet. When finished, they glue or staple the whole sheet folded over (but not creased) to one wide edge of the half sheet of paper. The half sheet is the bottom of the wagon and the folded over  whole sheet is the cover part of the wagon. Then let them glue the wheels onto the bottom of the half sheet.



Puppet Show

Each child told a make-believe story and put on their own puppet show.




You can find these puppets at HomeSchool Creations.
I made the Jail.


SONGS

The Little Cowboy Song - 
sung to "I'm a Little Teapot"
I'm a little cowboy. Here is my hat (point to self, then to hat)
Here are my spurs (point to your heels)
And here are my chaps (pat legs)
As soon as I get up, (stretch, pretend to wake up)
I work all day (pretend to lasso a cow)
I get on my horse (pretend to get on a horse)
And ride away. (Pretend to gallop on a horse)
~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Original Song -
 sung to "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain"
She'll be fryin' eggs for breakfast when she comes (sizzle, sizzle)
She'll be fryin' eggs for breakfast when she comes (sizzle, sizzle)
She'll be fryin' eggs for breakfast
She'll be fryin' eggs for breakfast
She'll be fryin' eggs for breakfast
When she comes.
Additional verses:
She'll be washin' clothes on a washboard when she comes....(rub, rub)
She'll be choppin' wood for a fire when she comes.....(chop, chop)
She'll be swimminin' the fish pond when she comes.....(splash, splash) 
~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Theme Related Songs
"Oh, Susanna"
"Clementine"
"Sweet Betsy From Pike's"
~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Little Cowpoke
I'm a little cowpoke dressed in blue
These are the things I like to do
Put on my hat, and put on my vest.
Buckle my belt, So I look my best.
Ride my pony, rope my steer.
Sleep in my bunk, When night is near.
~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Circus











COTTON CANDY
Cotton Candy Craft

How to make: Cotton Candy / FairyFloss




CIRCUS
How to make: Circus Tent


CIRCUS TRAIN

How to make: Circus Train


FERRIS WHEEL





CLOWNS

How to make: Clown Costume


ELEPHANTS

Blow horn Elephant craft
This craft came from this amazing Pinterest pin, originally from Tippytoe Crafts!





WALKING THE TIGHTROPE











BOOKS
Little Monkey Says Good Night (Ann Whitford Paul)
What To Do If An Elephant Stands On Your Foot (Michelle Robinson)
If I Ran The Circus (Dr. Seuss)

SONGS


Walking Through The CircusSing to the tune “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.”
I am walking through the circus (walk in place)
Happy as can be (smile real big)
I am walking through the circus (walk in place)
Just to see, what I can see (make binoculars with hands)
I can see the clown laughing (ha, ha, ha)
I can see the elephant, too (make trunk motion)
I can see the lion sleeping (yawn)
Look out (make binoculars with hands)… because he sees you too

Five Little Balloons
Rhyme Play

Five little balloons bobbin in a store -
One went POP and then there were four.
Four little balloons - each one was free;
One went POP and then there were three.
Three little balloons so shiny and new -
One went POP and then were two.
Two little balloons - balloons are fun!
One went POP and then were one.
One little balloon got caught in the door.
It went POP and there were no more!
VIDEOS





Body Boogie


LYRICS:
Let’s body boogie, you and me. We’ll shake and boogie easily. Shake your head from the top. Count to three and then we’ll stop. 1, 2, 3, stop (4X) Now, shake it to the right and shake it to the left. Turn one time and step, step, step, GO!
Let’s body boogie, you and me. We’ll shake and boogie easily. Shake your shouldersfrom the top. Count to three and then we’ll stop. 1, 2, 3, stop (4X) Now, shake it to the right and shake it to the left. Turn one time and step, step, step, GO!
Let’s body boogie, you and me. We’ll shake and boogie easily. Shake your hands from the top. Count to three and then we’ll stop. 1, 2, 3, stop (4X) Now, shake it to the right and shake it to the left. Turn one time and step, step, step, GO!
Let’s body boogie, you and me. We’ll shake and boogie easily. Shake your hips from the top. Count to three and then we’ll stop. 1, 2, 3, stop (4X) Now, shake it to the right and shake it to the left. Turn one time and step, step, step, GO!
Let’s body boogie, you and me. We’ll shake and boogie easily. Shake your body from the top. Count to three and then we’ll stop. 1, 2, 3, stop (4X) Now, shake it to the right and shake it to the left. Turn one time and step, step, step, GO!