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Saturday, September 30, 2017

My Friends

Friendship Tree
Each child puts their fingerprints on the tree.
I used different color stamp pads and also placed their names next to the fingerprints.
A very nice memento for the children and parents to have.
Another cute memento is painted handprints of all the friends on one paper.

Rainbow Fish
An awesome book of friendship and sharing.
 Paint a paper plate blue and add metallic color paper to resemble shiny scales on Rainbow Fish.
Add fins to complete the project.
SONGS

THE MORE WE GET TOGETHER
The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together the happier we'll be.
'Cuz your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends
The more we get together the happier we'll be. 
With child's name, and child's name, and child's name, and child's name
The more we get together the happier we'll be.
With child's name, and child's name, and child's name, and child's name
The more we get together the happier we'll be.
(credit: The Activity Place)



BOOKS
For some children friendship skills come easily; while others need a little more practice and help. 

 A great way to introduce and learn about friendship is reading books about friendship together.  





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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fall Leaves

SEPTEMBER is the perfect time to read about and explore the changing colors of the leaves in Fall. Also time to jump in a huge pile of them too!
Raking the leaves

Tin Foil Fall Leaves
Hand Print Fall Leaves

BOOKS

VIDEOS

SONGS
Leaves In The Air
tune: Wheels on the Bus

The leaves in the air [go up and down],
[up and down, up and down].
The leaves in the air [go up and down]
all around the town.

Continue
[twirl round and round]
[go whooping by]
[fall gently down]


WORKSHEETS
Preschool worksheets found on TPT

TEMPLATES
Found at thriftyscissors

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Skunks and Squirrels

Little Skunk.
Found on TPT by A Year of Many Firsts
painting squirrel tails

SONGS
I'm a Little Squirrel
tune (I'm a Little Teapot)

I'm a little squirrel, fuzzy and gray.
When fall come, I gather nuts all day.
So when winter comes, you see.
I'll have food for my family and me.

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Gray paper, paint the tail gray.
Little Skunk


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Apples

Apple week is one of my favorite weeks because it's the sign that fall is near.  
Plus it's a really yummy snack for the kids to eat!

First thing first... bobbing for apples!

CRAFTS

SONGS
Ring Around the Apple Tree
tune: Ring around the Rosie
Ring around the apple tree,
here comes a big breeze!
Apples, apples,
we all fall down!

Apple Pie in a Cup
This is such an easy recipe and there is no baking required! I use pre-packaged apple chunks but you could use apple pie filing as well. Ahead of time, I drain and put the apples in a large bowl. Then I add a dash of cinnamon sugar and mix it up.


We put a few graham crackers in a gallon size Ziploc bags. The kids take turns gently smashing with the palm of their hand the graham crackers to make the crust ( I suggest to model what "gently" looks like!).  Once the pieces are broken up, place a little crust in to the bottom of each cup. Next, we scoop a little apple mixture in to the cup and top with a glob of whipped cream. The kids LOVE this treat! 



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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Transportation

Transportation is one of the kids favorite units to talk about.  They love making the cars and trucks go  VROOM!  And of course, you can't talk about transportation without making a traffic light.   The kids learned a song that explains the meaning of each light and we played a 'Stop and Go' game that they couldn't stop giggling over. 
side note: Aunt Tami had the traffic light upside down when helping the kids put the lights on. 
I don't think they noticed. =D


One of my favorite books is "Little Blue Truck" by Alice Schertle.  If you don't have the book, I found a read-along video which you can find when you scroll down the page.
The muddy blue truck craft goes along perfectly with this book.


GAMES 
Land, Air, Water Sorting

Counting Airplanes in the Sky

STOP & GO 
It is simply having the kids walk around the room (sometimes they would run or spin in circles). Then yell STOP!  They really thought it was hysterical to freeze in different positions.
Then yell GO! Let the fun begins again.

VIDEOS


SONGS

Red, Yellow, Green
tune: Three Blind Mice

Red, yellow, green
Red, yellow, green.
What do they mean?
What do they mean?
Red means stop and yellow means slow.
Green means go and now we know.
Red, yellow, green.
Red, yellow, green.


BOOKS



WORKSHEETS

Transportation Center and Activities found at Pockets of Preschools
Transportation Pack by A Teaching Mommy

TEMPLATES
Truck found at TheEducationCenter
Traffic Light found at TheEducationCenter