Friday, December 4, 2009

Our week on sequences

Top, middle, and bottom
  • Build a tower that is one color on top, another in the middle, and a different one on bottom.
  • Sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes." Discuss which body parts are on top, middle, and bottom.
  • Sing "On Top of Spaghetti." Make spaghetti for supper.
  • Make a Three Layer Desert from pudding, whipped topping, and crushed Oreo cookies.
  • Make 3 monsters. Cut them into head, torso, and legs. Trade sections to create new monsters.

First, next, and last

  • Sing "Peanut Butter" song. Talk about what you do first, next, and last to make a peanut butter sandwich. Then make one!
  • Do Five Little Pumpkins (or variation to fit the current holiday) finger play.
  • Do the Cheerios counting book.

The Little Red Hen

  • Read the book
  • Use YouTube to show harvest, threshing, and grinding the wheat into flour. John Deere also makes videos on this process.
  • Make bread or cookies. Discuss the value of working.
  • Build a cottage for the little red hen out of blocks.

Three Little Pigs

  • Collect straw, sticks, and bricks to show him what they look and feel like.
  • Act out the story. Take turns being the wolf and pigs.
  • Make pig tales from pink curling ribbon. Tuck them into your pants waistband. Chase each other and play tag by capturing the other person's tail.
  • Make pigs in a blanket for supper.

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

  • Do the rhyme.
  • Play hide and seek. Emphasize counting to ten.
  • Practice buckling a belt or shoes.
  • Put two stripes of making take down on the table top. Practice lining the pretzel sticks up between the lines.
  • Glue pictures inside a file folder. Cut doors to lift and guess what the picture is while only reveling part of it.

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