March 19th, 2019
The Books We Read:The Super Hungry Dinosaur by Martin WaddellThe Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry PinkneyI'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Songs & Activities:
This is BigThis is big, big, big. [stretch arms out wide]This is small, small, small. [cup hands together]This is short, short, short. [hold hands close together, palms facing]This is tall, tall, tall. [spread hands toward floor and ceiling, palms facing]This is fast, fast, fast. [circle fists around each other, quickly]This slow, slow, slow. [circle fists around each other, slowly]This is yes, yes, yes. [nod]This is no, no, no. [shake head]
Credit: Mel's Desk (Melissa Depper)
Craft—I'm the Biggest Thing Collages
We used bubblewrap, plastic forks, and other shapes to create an underwater world, complete with a giant squid and other sea creatures--inspired, of course, by I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean!
March 12th, 2019
The Books We Read:The Giant Jumperee by Julia DonaldsonI Want My Hat Back by Jon KlassenA Perfect Day by Lane Smith
One Bright ScarfOne bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow.Wiggle it high (reach to ceiling) and wiggle it low (down by your toes).Shake it fast and shake it slow.Where did it go? (hide scarf in hands, behind back, etc.)One, two, three... release scarves into the air!
Popcorn Kernels (w/ scarves)Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels, in the pot, in the pot.(Crunch scarf into a ball)Shake them, shake them, shake them,Shake them, shake them, shake them'Til they POP, 'til they POP! (Release scarf into the air!)
Craft—Shaving Cream Art
This project was perfect for our theme of surprise endings. Scraping away the shaving cream revealed a magical surprise each and every time!