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Friday, December 30, 2016

If You Give a.... Series

Learning Board

Letter I

Color Tan


Numeral- 9

Name Practice-Cookies


Story-If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Poem C is for Cookie

Art~Puffy Paint Cookie

Math/Life Skills/Science 

Melissa and Doug Cookies or Oreo's 


Regular or Cookie Crisp :)

Story-If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Fingerplay Pancakes

Art- Pancake felt set

I was just going to cut out light tan circles and darker brown for syrup and yellow squares for butter :)

Math/Life Skills/Science- Pancake Flipping 

or Game
We just got this game for Christmas, and we have played it so many times!


Story  If You Give a Dog a Donut

Fingerplays- BINGO

Art- Dog Donut hole punches (no link) 
I might tint the glue for added fun!
"Paint" glue on a paper plate and toss paper punches on top!

Math/Life Skills/Science

Donut Button Roll

Snack- Donuts or donut holes

Story If You Give a Cat a Cupcake

Fingerplays- Match the Cupcake (no link)
Either make them from felt or paper and magnets.
I plan to sing the Muffin Man Song 

maybe something like

Can you find the ___color_____ one?  

Can you find the orange one?
the orange one?
the orange one?
Can you find the orange one?
Then put it over here. Place it on orange cupcake liner.

Art- Cupcake coloring page

Just search "cupcake coloring page" on Yahoo! or Google. Use markers, crayons, paints, ect.

Math/Life Skills/Science

Silicone cupcake liners
Pony Beads
Number Cube

Seriously, my son would play this all day everyday! Roll a number cube and add that many pony beads to the cupcake liner.


Shopping List:
Pancake Mix

White Glue
Shaving Cream
Brown Paint
Construction Paper
Foam- brown
Felt- tan, multi colors
Cupcake Liners
Pony Beads

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

WeekS in review: Grinch and Christmas

I was so annoyed that the food coloring just sat on the bottom...

Some... yes some of the Grinch clothes, I personally own lol

I know I called for Nutter Butters,
but I saw these and they worked just fine!

hummm.... sensory bins are fun they said...
at least he helped clean up the mess lol

Froglet took out all of the bells and candy canes and hung them on the tree lol

Different trees because we didn't have a tree cookie cutter!

Roll-ups were a hit! Surprised I am!

Grinch Popcorn

OMg.... I went through two bottles of glue and was wayyyyyyyyyy over the 10 minutes to make and so much frustration! 
It is always fun though.

Our dog did not like the Grinch,
he chewed off his ear and a hole in his neck... on the other side lol

Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas-Kinderpond Style

Learning Board

Letter C

Color red

Shape- Triangle

Numeral- 8

Name Practice- Christmas Lights

These are some of our Christmas/Winter books:

These are stamps from WalMart. 

This is a magnetic tin from Target's Dollar Spot. 


Story- I See

Poem Jolly Old St. Nick

Art~ Love Light Fingerprints
I will print off several of these as gifts.

Math/Science- Sponge Capsules  

For older children we try to guess which sponge is which before they expand.
I break it down to three experiments. 

Life Skills- Red and Green Sensory Bin

Snack- Christmas Trees 
I will put on the frosting and froglet will add the M&M's. 

Story-Bow Colors

Fingerplay 5 Trees (broken link)

Art- Play Dough (broken link)

Math/Science- Pattern Cards

Life Skills- Christmas Tree
I bought a felt tree from Target, but I know that they have them at Dollar Tree too.  Otherwise, just let your child decorate your regular tree :)

Snack-Reindeer Chow

Story  The Presents (download the preview for the free book)

Fingerplays- Santa

Music-  Christmas Songs
I am just going to play "Christmas Songs for Kids" on YouTube. While we play the eraser roll game.

Math/Science-Eraser Roll
Gather your erasers, a cup per player, and a number cube.

Roll your number cube.  Take that many erasers and add to cup.  Filled to the top is winner. Use a smaller cup for younger children and a bigger cup for bigger kids. Make sure you have enough erasers for your sized cup though!

Life Skills- Winter Kids Match

Snack- Santa Nutter Butters

Story Getting Ready  
This is  fun for a classbook, at home, I will ask froglet what he is doing, what mom and dad are doing and maybe what Santa is doing to get ready!

Fingerplays- We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Art-Use sponges from science experiment

Place sponges on paint plates add sponges and let them paint.

Math/Science-Winter Race

Life Skills-I Spy Cards

Snack-Snowman Parts

Give them a baggies with:
3 large marshmallows
Stick Pretzels
Candies for buttons
Chocolate chips for eyes

Shopping List:

Ink Pads or paint
Sponge Capsules
Red and green items for your sensory bin
Small paper plates

Graham Crackers
Green Frosting
Mini-M&M's (save some red ones)
Red and Green M&M's 
Chocolate Chips
Powdered Sugar
Peanut Butter
Nutter Butters
White Chocolate
Mini-Chocolate Chips
Large Marshmallows
Stick Pretzels