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Friday, April 28, 2017

Jr Entomologist in Kinderpond

Learning Board

Letter N

Color  Brown

Shape- Pentagon 

Numeral- 5

Name Practice- Bee-frames



Poem Ants Go Marching

Art~ Flyswatter Art
I might use a ladybug flyswatter from the Dollar Tree 

I am guessing this is going to be an outside activity so it will depend on the weather!

Math/Life Skills/Science  Ants in the Pants game

Theme: Pick Up Bugs

Use tongs, tweezers ect. For added fun, get a timer. I think they sell those sand timers at Dollar Tree.

Snack- Ants on a Log
celery, PB, and mini chocolate chips or raisins.


Fingerplay Ladybug Ladybug file folder

Art- Dragonfly 
I think I will just cut a long body out if I can't find an egg carton.

Math/Life Skills/Science- Insect Sort

Place plastic bugs in a bin along with random other shaped toys. Like don't get bugs and little people animals.  In my bug jar there are insects (3 body parts) and then spiders and caterpillar.  The three part insects would be insects and the spiders and caterpillars are not insects.

I left a link for a printable page to sort insects and not insect, but I might just write one :)

Theme- Ladybug Clothes Pins*

There is a little bit of prep required for this activity.

I think I will just glue small red pom-poms on small clothes pins.
Maybe, I will just use red clothes pins lol the more I think about it, I will probably just draw them on a red clip!

Snack- Butterfly Crackers

So I had these planned before and my husband went shopping- didn't bring me the crackers. Even asked a clerk and told him they must be crackers shaped like butterflies lol 


Fingerplays- Beehive

Math/Life Skills/Science Bugs in a Jar

Theme-Spin the Color or Bug

Snack- Honeycomb cereal 
(no link for these cuties!)


Fingerplays- 5 Little Bugs (broken link)

Math/Life Skills/Science Puzzles

Theme- Cootie

Snack-Bugs on a log

Shopping List:
Peanut Butter or other spread
Mini Chocolate Chips or raisins
Butterfly Crackers
Honeycomb Cereal
Pretzel Rods

File Folder
Plastic Bugs
Tongue Depressors/Craft Sticks
Mini Clothes pins
Red Pom-poms* optional
Tissue Paper- grabbed mine at Dollar Tree

Insects Puzzles
Ants in the Pants

Past insect units:
2014 Week 1
2014 Week 2    

Insects 2016

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Weeks and Weeks in review lol

Seasons Sort


 I got the little hole punch at WalMart for like $0.97!!!

I drew an egg and I had Froglet add the number of stickers according to the number.

 Here was the sensory bin I made with multi-colored paper.
Ignore my finger lol
Froglet was searching for the eggs to lay on the paper.

We dyed eggs for the  very first time.
Later we used those same dishes to dissolve those capsules.

Eggs in the basket flannel board.

Bunny Bait

 Egg and Bunny tongs

5 Bunnies flannel board.

Rain Forest

Spinner I just wanted to use my rain forest counters or my RF Toob animals... but nooooooo lol
he wanted them to match!  
Maybe I should cut up a duplicate copy to place on top next time.

Our Hanging Snakes game

Who knew?!?!!?

RF Sensory Bin
Froglet didn't like the trees and kept taking them out lol

Here was our Rain Forest Stand.
The green vines were two grass skirts lol
The pineapple cups and the blue cup are from the Dollar Tree too!
I did label the bins underneath, I was just excited about the cute vines lol 

Bins: grapes, bananas, coffee (tan and brown pom poms) oranges.
Below are pineapples, chocolate and lemons.

 Here was our hot chocolate lol

I printed up the menu, slid it into a plastic sleeve and Froglet came up with the prices. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Kinderpond Learns about Reptiles

Learning Board

Letter I

Color  Review

Shape- Hexagon

Numeral- 4

Name Practice- Snake and Turtle


Story- What is a Reptile

Poem Video


Art~ Pony Bead Snake on a Straw 

Math/Life Skills/Science  Turtle Size Sort

I will have to quick make one up, there was no link available on their site.

Snack- I am going to use my Apple Peeler Corer Slicer from Pampered Chef to make an apple snake!

Story- Verde

Fingerplay I'm a Little Snake (no link)

Art- Turtle Plate  
This will be more of a process art.  Have your child make the plate part first and when dry, add the legs, head, and tail.

Math/Life Skills/Science- Measure Snakes 
This will take a little prep to set up :)

Snack-Snake Biscuits
We made  ones last week with bread sticks, so you could do that again or this week, I will plan using Bisquick.


Fingerplays- Croc Snap

Music- Alligator Pie

Snack- Alligator Pie


Fingerplays- Silly Slippery Snake

Math/Life Skills/Science Pony Bead Snake

Snack- Snake Cinnamon Rolls

So instead of rolling your cinnamon rolls into rolls, unroll them and place on pan like a long snake!

Shopping List:
Cinnamon Rolls
Mini Pie Shells
Green Food coloring

Fancy Straw
Clothes pin
Pony Beads
Pipe Cleaners
Some sort of container (think Crystal Light container)