We are of course reading lots of Dr. Seuss's books. A great advatage to studying Dr. Seuss in November rather than March is that all his books were available at the library. I also found a great children's biography which is perfect for preschoolers.
|Pebble First Biographies: Dr. Seuss|
We've read it a couple times and Big Buddy loves reciting all the facts he's learned
WRITING CENTER ADDITIONS
|big buddy's name in sand paper letters, coloring pages|
& mazes from seussville.com
skills practiced: fine motor, letter recognition, creativity,
LEARNING "TRAYS" - I rotate these, setting out about four a day from which the boy's can choose.
|matching rhyming words - this is a new skill for big buddy |
so i used paint strips to make it self-correcting.
(i've made the pdf available here)
skills practiced: phonetic awareness, comparing, print carries meaning,
|craft stick book cover puzzles (all images were found|
via google & adhered with homemade mod podge)
skills practiced: fine motor, problem solving, reading comprehension
|collage box, glue, scissors, & tape - this is an open ended art |
activity but I will encourage big buddy to create some
skills practiced: fine motor, cutting, creativity,
|dr. seuss hat matching game (i've made the pdf available here, |
you'll need to print it twice to make the game)
skills practiced: comparing, sorting, one-to-one correspondence
|apples on top counting game. this is game i made for |
our apple unit - it correspondences with the dr. seuss book
"ten apples up on top"
skills practiced: rational counting, numeral recognition, fine motor,
|twister-like alphabet game|
skills practiced: gross motor, social, letter & body part recognition,
|sorting star beads on to pipe cleaners|
skills practiced: fine motor, counting, sorting
|magnetic sensory bottles: metal marbles in water, pipe|
cleaners, magnetic letters in water
skills practiced: concept of magnetism, fine motor, comparing,
We've really enjoyed this unit so far and are super excited for our trip to the museum Saturday - I'm probably more excited than Big Buddy. I'll be sure to post some pictures of our trip so you can join in on the fun.
P.S. Check out our homeschool page for more theme units and educational ideas.