July 31, 2018
The Books We Read:Monkey: A Trickster Tale From India by Gerald McDermottThis Is Not My Hat by Jon KlassenHare and Tortoise by Alison Murray
Songs & Activities:We Clap and Say HelloWe clap and say hello! We clap and say hello!With our friends at storytime, we clap and say hello!
We [wiggle, jump, hop, stomp, dance, spin, whisper] and say hello...Credit: Adapted from Jbrary
Five Little MonkeysFive little monkeys swinging from a tree, teasing Mr. Crocodile, "You can't catch me!"Well, along comes Mr. Crocodile, quiet as can be, and he SNAPS that monkey right out of the tree.[Count down until there are no monkeys left.]
Inspired by our prize-winning tortoise in Hare and Tortoise, kids made their own special sparkly ribbons.
July 24, 2018
The Books We Read:The Pig in the Pond by Martin WaddellAquariumby Cynthia AlonsoSwimmy by Leo Leonni
I Had a Little TurtleI had a little turtle, his name was Tiny Tim.I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim.He drank up all the water, he ate up all the soap.And now he's at home sick in bed with bubbles in his throat.Oh, bubbles, bubbles, bubbles, bubbles, bubbles, pop!Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles, bubbles, bubbles, pop!
Craft—Swimmy Watercolor Collages
We created vivid watery backgrounds for our sponge-print Swimmys!
July 9th, 2019
The Books WeRead:Rainbow Fish by Marcus PfisterBeach Feetby Kiyomi KonagayaThis is Not My Hat by Jon KlassenSongs & Activities:The Waves on the BeachTo the tune of "Wheels on the Bus"The waves on the beach go up and down...The clams on the beach go snap, snap, snap...The sharks on the beach go chomp, chomp, chomp...The crabs on the beach go pinch, pinch, pinch...The lifeguard on the beach says "Swim on back..."Credit: perpeptualpreschool.com
Craft—Bubblewrap Sea CreaturesWe painted bubblewrap, then stamped octopi, fish and starfish with beautiful colors. Glitter made them sparkle!