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Friday, October 28, 2016

Monster Fun!!

Learning Board 

I am going to make a monster pointer to point at our learning board. I printed extra monster from the names sheet.

Letter M

Color  Blue

Shape- Crescent 

Numeral-  1

Name Practice- Monsters 
I am going to print on green paper because it's his favorite color. You could print on white and color them different colors. 


Story- Tickle Monster

Poem Monster Hunt

Math/Life Skills/Science  

Journal- Color in Crescent Shape

If you want to be fancy, you can draw a crescent on a separate piece of paper, cut it out and glue it in your journal or just draw in journal. 

Story- Boogie Monster

Well buggers... I can't find any readings of Boogie Monster :(  It's from the same author as Tickle Monster.

Here is another good one though:

Fingerplay 7 Little Monsters

Art- Invitation to make a Monster  

Create construction paper pieces and let your child create a masterpiece!

Math/Life Skills/Science- HUGE eye balls
I am going to cut up a plastic tablecloth from Dollar Tree to make our monster.  You could put anything that you wish on the plates.  

For example: numbers or letters or shapes or colors.

Journal- Roll a Monster  
Look way at the bottom.  I printed mine 2 per page.

Snack- Pretzel Monsters

Story  Monsters Love Underpants

Fingerplays- 5 Little Monsters

Math/Life Skills/Science  Monster Plate  

I grabbed my plates at the Dollar Tree.

You could do part part whole.
Roll put that on one side.  Roll again and add eyeballs to other side. Add together for the bottom.

We will be rolling and adding the eye balls to each section of the plates.

Journal- Glue in Gumball sheet

Snack- Monster Slime Popcorn

Story Monster in the Tree  or

Fingerplays- Monster BOO!

Math/Life Skills/Science Monster Cube Roll

I have two choices:     Low ink version

Journal- Glue in Monster

Snack- Monster Teeth

Shopping List:
Candy Melts (several bags of different colors min 4 bags)
Mini Marshmallows
Candy Eyes (I've found them by the candy melts at WalMart)
Lime Jell-O
Corn Syrup
Cap'n Crunch Cereal
Bone sprinkles... if I can find them lol
Chex Cereal- chocolate and vanilla  (I had no idea about the vanilla ones lol) 
Powdered Sugar

Non-food items:
clothes pins
table cloth (Dollar Tree)
Pom-pom or puffball (like from the shower)
Construction paper

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Week in Review: All About Me-Birthday Week

We didn't get to everything I had planned this week with all the preparing for the Monster Party

Here are some of the food we had.  I even had some monster washi tape!!!

Our very awesome monster cake!!

And life sized monsters!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween Kinderpond Style

Learning Board

Letter H

Color Orange

Shape- Heart

Numeral- 0

Name Practice- Foam blocks


Story- Stellaluna

I only have the three bats... guess who will be singing 3 Little Bats?  Did you guess it was us?? 


Art~ Pumpkin Faces
Give orange play dough.

Grab these at Dollar Tree and have fun!

Math/Life Skills/Science  
 Pumpkin and Skull Ten Frames, I mean, ice cube trays.  Roll number cube, add that many erasers to the frame. Roll a two, add one piece/eraser to one spot and another to another spot.
You could also write numbers on the bottom and play like Yahtzee.
Journal- Halloween Stamps

Just going to let Froglet stamp whatever :)  Free choice.  I grabbed these at Walmart.

Snack- Pumpkin Cinnamon Tortillas

Their recipe calls for frying and whatnot, yeah, I am not all about that.  Cut out face.  Spread melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.  Pop in the oven for 8-10 minutes. I normally do these as whole tortillas using a pizza cutter to make wedges. They are perfect chips! Made them all the time for my Pampered Chef parties!

Story- Dem Bones

We are totally reading it again this week.  


5 Little Pumpkins

Music- Skeleton Dance with shakers

I got the purple/orange/black ones at Dollar Tree.
Tap body parts as you sing the song.

Math/Life Skills/Science- Spider and Pumpkin growing 
They are next to the capsules.  Grabbed everything at the Dollar Spot at Target.

Journal- Draw heart stamp with "O" stamp.

Snack- Sort Bones Cheetos  I only found the individual bags, in past years, I have only seen whole big bags.

Story  Swallowed a Bat

Fingerplay- Move your spider as you sing the song

Music-  Itsy Bitsy Spider

Use one of those spider rings, tie a string to it.  Move it while you sing the song.  Then put it on different places on your head, on your knee, behind your back, ect.

Math/Life Skills/Science
I found these at Walmart. I added the pipe cleaner and number. Froglet will add the correct number of pony beads.


Spiders on spiderwebs I got them at Target.

Roll a number cube put that many spiders on a web.  Roll again.

Journal- Roll number cube.  Stamp that many stamps.

Snack- Spider Oreos

Story Halloween Bugs

I couldn't find Halloween Bugs on YouTube, this one popped up, totally awesome!!!

Fingerplays- Spooky Ghosts

Music- Relay using skeleton arms, play Halloween music.  I am going to grab some ball-pit balls and have froglet carry them across the room using the skeleton arms.  Put two buckets on opposite sides of your room. The arms are at the bottom.

Math/Life Skills/Science Sponge Capsules
With older kids, I break up into groups.  I would separate the capsules and we would guess which one we would get.  Side note: use warm water... takes a long long time in cold water lol

Journal- Stamp in letter H.
Use Halloween stamps to stamp in the H.

Snack- Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats

Shopping List:
Rice Krispies
Food Coloring
Pretzel Sticks
Cheetos Bones
Tortilla Shells flat
Orange Play Dough

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Week in review: Happy Fall Y'all

I guess this was an indication of what our week held for us.

Here is our untouched marble painted pumpkin.

We played pumpkin cube roll.
I put the recording sheet into a plastic sleeve.
You can grab those at Dollar Tree.

Happy Fall Y'all memory match.

There is always hope for next week... errrr this week.  I mean it is all about him since it's his birthday week!!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

All About Me: Birthday Week!!!!!!!

Learning Board-

Letter P Froglet's name begins with a P but use your child's first letter.

Color Green Froglet's favorite color is green. Again pick your child's favorite color.

Shape- Star 

(because they are the star of the week)

Numeral- 4 Froglet is turning 4, so you choose whatever number you would like.

Name Practice-  Clothes Pins


Story-Head to Toe


Music-  Head Shoulders Knees and Toes  or Tony Chestnut

Math/Life Skills/Science  Mr Potato Head

Spin to build your potato head :)

Put your pieces in one of those chips and dip trays.

Journal- Work on book.

There are a BUNCH on TPT. Here are some of my favorites:

I may pick and choose some from different books.

Snack- Chips and Dip

Story- Dem Bones we're reading this again next week too!

Fingerplay Open Shut Them

Music- Skeleton Dance 

Math/Life Skills/Science- Label Skeleton

I grabbed a big one at Dollar Tree

Journal- Work on book.

Snack- Fruit Dip Because you all know how much kids like to dip things food, fingers, you know whatever lol

Story  Discuss additional feelings people so we can add them to our learning board.

Grab your set HERE

Fingerplays- If You're Happy and You Know it!  We love the StoryBots.  We've had the app for a while I had no idea you could watch them on TV too!

Music- Belly Button Tom Pease

Math/Life Skills/Science Operation

Grab the game Operation

Journal- Work on book.

Snack- Cinnamon Chex

We made this a bit ago and it disappears! 

Story Work on book.

Art- Handprint

Math/Life Skills/Science
Cupcake with dauber.  I am working on a printable for this, so check back here or on our Facebook Page for a link.

Basically, your child rolls a number cube and dots that many dots with a bingo dauber.  Roll again until your cupcake is full!

Journal- Work on book.

Snack- Nachos 
Nacho cheese and chips 

Shopping List:
Snacks this week- have your child pick their favorite snacks

Another idea that some of my friends came up with was to try favorite foods of different family members.  Brilliant!!

Skeleton (Dollar Tree)

Fruit Dip- 
cream cheese