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Animal Sounds in the Rainforest
Here’s some of our fun learning from this week with Mother Goose Time. Click here to see what’s included with a monthly learning kit. Again, some of these activities are directly from the theme kit. Others are modified for our individual use. Others are my ideas alone.
Dancing with the sloth puppet to Slow, Silly Sloth
I Can Read! book that’s included every month. As a group we look through them, focusing on finding the page, looking at the pictures, identifying letters we know and introducing the idea of letters creating words.
Pink Dolphin Gurgle
Each month we send a post card home to create a connection between home and school, as well as children with their families. Opps, these post cards are actually the ones for September. This month we colored a picture of our favorite rainforest animals, glued it on and wrote “We are learning about the Rainforest! My favorite animal is _____.”
Incorporating letter recognition with some process art. We also did letter Jj Jolly Jingle for some phonics work.
Going outside to jump & jog!
Working on the rainforest puzzle
I have a parrot puppet that I used at circle time to introduce the parrot and squawking like a parrot. Kids love puppets! They made their own parrot puppet:
Love these large colorful letter set cards! The best part is the real photographs used. I believe it really expands a child’s world to see real images instead of always drawings. Again we reviewed these together and did the Jolly Jingle for letter Mm. A red mushroom was new to many of them. We only see white ones in the grocery store.
5 Little Monkeys Rhyme poster
I keep our 5 Little Monkeys Puppet set on the table by the Rhyme Time poster so the kids can tell their own story. I made these with wood shapes from Michael’s. I hot glued them to large craft sticks. Instant puppets!
Painting monkey masks!
I bought these Wee Wooden Mushrooms/Toadstools from the Mosey shop on Etsy. I’ve had them for a while but remembered them and they worked well for letter Mm and a mushroom hunt! I hid them around the room and challenged the group to find them. They really are “wee” so they were hard to find even out in the open. It was a new game for my young group. They loved it but it was hard for them. I hid 6 and taught them the “hot/cold” clues. There is a learning curve here, teaching little ones about it being a game, it’s okay if you didn’t find one this time and you can’t find one if you’re not looking, just laying down crying! 😉
Very fun game!
Jumping in and out of a hexagon created with masking tape on the floor.
Stamping Hexagons with (affiliate link to Amazon) Giant Shape Stamps
Sensory and Fine Motor Play: Wood beads and baskets
Another wonderful week of learning with Mother Goose Time!
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