2 items tagged "Surprise"

  • Big and Little

    March 19th, 2019


    The Books We Read:
    The Super Hungry Dinosaur by Martin Waddell
    The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney
    I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

    Songs & Activities:

    This is Big
    This 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!



  • Surprise!

    March 12th, 2019


    The Books We Read:
    The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson
    I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
    A Perfect Day by Lane Smith

    Songs & Activities:

    One Bright Scarf
    One 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!)

    Credit: Jbrary

    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!


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