This week and next it's all about Thanksgiving and Turkeys at our house.
|our fact board - i record the new facts big buddy learns and |
then he "reads" them to daddy
We won't be going too in-depth in any particularly area. We've got a rather large assortment of books on the history of Thanksgiving, it's traditions, and the silliness of turkeys. One literacy activity we will definitely be trying is making our own version of these Thanksgiving story bracelets.
WRITING CENTER ADDITIONS
|coloring sheets (via abcteach.com), turkey stickers, |
paint strip cutting.
skills practiced: fine motor, creativity, social studies
LEARNING "TRAYS" - I rotate these, setting out about four a day from which the boy's can choose.
|pumpkin alphabet game (pumpkins: painted "plaster of|
paris" from ice cube mold)
skills practiced: letter recognition
|color matching turkey feathers game (turkey is a painted paper|
plate with construction paper details, the feathers are clothes
pins covered with paint samples)
skills practiced: comparing, matching
|melissa and doug thanksgiving puzzle|
*puzzles like these are pretty easy for big buddy but i've found
thepictures themselves can lead to great discussions*
skills practiced: fine motor, spatial reasoning, social study knowledge
|pumpkin pie playdough (cream-of-tarter playdough with food|
coloring and pumpkin pie spice)
skills practiced: fine motor, creativity, spatial reasoning, sensory
|corn cob and turkey prints|
skills practiced: fine motor, creativity
|tweezing correct amount of candy corn on to playing cards|
skills practiced: fine motor, rational counting, numeral recognition
|"turkey" and feathers counting game (the "turkeys" are |
painted styrofoam craft balls)
skills practiced: numeral recognition, fine motor, rational counting
|scooping "cranberries" in to marked cups ("cranberries" are|
dollar store vase filler)
skills practiced: fine motor, seriation, understanding of volume,
This should keep us pretty busy but there are also a few crafts I hope we find time for - there are so many fun ways to make a turkey. :)
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