Early on in the week we read the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see? by Eric Carle. I love this book and had planned on using it for my story and art activity. What started out as just one activity evolved into multiple activities. Here are some things that we did.
I copied all of the pictures of the animals from the book, cut them out, and glued them to index cards. Then I had Little Sweets point to the animals. I tried telling her which animal to point to but, she thought it was more fun to tell me which animals she wanted to point to. She wasn't super interested in this activity, but I hope to come back to it and emphasize the animals colors. I would like to ask her; "to point to the blue animal or the green animal etc."
I got this idea from Michelle Kincaid at http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/ Little Sweets used pudding to paint her bear brown. Great art activity and snack....
Other Fun Activities
Little Sweets loves being outdoors. She also loves animals, so I decided to take her a park near our house for a nature walk. While we were at the park we saw lots of squirrels and birds.
Language Arts: Learning about the Alphabet
Little Sweets has a new favorite song; "The Alphabet Train" by Dr. Jean. We listened to this song four times in a row before daddy and I decided that was enough. Little Sweets danced on her alphabet mats as she listened to the song. She also got out her alphabet puzzle as soon as the song started playing.