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Friday, July 21, 2017

Shark Week at the Kinderpond

Learning Board-

Letter S

Color Gray

Shape- pyramid 

Numeral- 17

Name Practice- Boo I Know You!


Story- I Saw Sharks

Poem Magnet Letters  We use an oil drip pan.  I am going to put basic letters out and have Froglet try to match.  Maybe 5 or 6 at a time.  Too many is overwhelming!  Or just have him tell me what letter is on each one. 

Art~ Decorate Shark
Think camouflage! I am going to use my shark die cut to make one.  Then have Froglet decorate with paint watercolor pens. Print out any shark coloring sheet.

Math/Life Skills/Science  Clothes Pins to plate

Prep- write the numbers around a paper plate.  Froglet will clip the clips correctly. Don't have the clips? Just use regular clips and write the numbers :)

Theme- Feed the Shark

Snack- Shark Teeth

Story- Pocket Chart

__________ shark, ________ shark
  color word                  color word

Is _______ hiding behind you?

Hide a photo of your child behind one of the sharks.

Grab your sharks here:

Poem- Baby Shark

Math/Life Skills/Science- Roll and Cover

Theme- Balance Target Toy

Don't have the toy? Get a toy shark :) We have those available too :)

Snack- Cake Batter Shark Bait

Story  In the Ocean

Fingerplays- Hungry Shark

Music-  There is a shark

Math/Life Skills/Science Number Sorts 
I am going to use cards, numbers, dice, dominoes, puzzle pieces etc.

I can see the watermark- but I can't find the page :(

Theme- Sand Writing Box 
I grabbed some blue sand from Dollar Tree and our wooden tray from a toy at Target's dollar spot.  I am going to draw these lines for Froglet to make:

Snack- Seaweed Dip
Any dip and chips will work :)

Shopping List:
Spinach (& artichoke) Dip
Cake Mix
White chocolate melts/chips* (needed twice)
Gummy Sharks

Shark toys

Friday, July 14, 2017

Kinderpond Heads to the Ice Cream Shop

Learning Board

Letter I 

Color Green

Shape- Cone or sphere

Numeral- 16

Name Practice- Ice Cream Scoops


Story- Ice Cream (I couldn't find a video)

Poem Ice Cream Sequence 
(this is a paid resource, so just talk about what would come first, second, ect.)

Art~ Ice Cream Drawing

 Ice Cream Drawing
 Ice Cream Drawing

Math/Life Skills/Science  Sprinkles writing letters

I will use Froglet's name and the letter of the week.

Print your letters HERE  
Make sure that you leave the edge flat,  so the letters don't fall over. I used a tray from a toy from the Target Dollar Spot.

Theme- Ice Cream Shop  Here is a menu that I made:

 Here was our shop from last year.  
This year, we upgraded!!!
Just wait until you see it!!!!!!!!


Poem Ice Cream (Farmer in the Dell)

Math/Life Skills/Science- Matching Numbers or 10 Frame matching

Theme- Ice Cream Shop

Snack- Sundae Bar
I have this super cute ice cream toppings dish, and don't use it enough!


Fingerplays- Ice Cream Ice Cream

Art- Puffy Paint  

Math/Life Skills/Science Non-Standard Ice Cream Cones

Theme-Ice Cream Shop


One tradition that we have started is to have ice cream for dinner one summer night.  That would cover one of the snacks :)

Shopping List:
Ice Cream
Heavy Whipping Cream
Food Coloring
Toppings- pick your favorites
Powdered Sugar
Whipped Topping

White Glue
Shaving Cream
Construction Paper

Ice Cream supplies:
cones, scoopers, pom poms, play ice cream
I am going to save some of the toys to use with the frosting

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday Week in Review: America

We couldn't find regular Bomb Pops, so these sour ones will have to do!

Here was our red/white/blue rice.
I hid red/white/blue star erasers.
We rolled two cubes-
one with dots and one with colors.

Everyone loved the letter, shape, & number pops!

We... by that I mean him, was doing so well until the bottom lol

We have one of those FP tables, I flipped the center over to hold our beads.

Set up and finished

I worked all day at cutting those stars and you know how many he used???


3 lol just 3 of them
Truth- I used my star punch took me two mins lol

Friday, July 7, 2017

Kinderpond Goes Camping

Learning Board-

Letter T

Color Black (think night time sky)

Shape- Triangle

Numeral-  15

Name Practice- S'mores


But we aren't wanting to focus on numbers but rather colors.  So here you go:
I plan to color them... by hand and add maybe shapes or numbers.

Art~ Fireflies

I am getting out my yellow ink pad and a number cube.  We will roll and add that many fire files to our jar. If you are brave, you can totally use yellow paint!

Math/Life Skills/Science   S'more Roll 

I use brown and tan fun foam and cotton balls

Theme- Tent
Don't have a tent? Get a blanket! 

Snack- S'more  Cereal


Poem- Camping Sort

Story-T Book

Art-  Draw a campfire and tent 
There is another version, part of this book, that has additional words to use for writing and drawing.

Math/Life Skills/Science- Catching Fireflies

Theme-Camping Mat  
I bought this one at Dollar Tree.

Snack- Pretzel Cheese and Meat Roll


Poem S'mores Song

Math/Life Skills/Science S'more Pattern

Theme- Campfire Pokey

Snack- Real S'mores

Shopping List:
S'mores Cereal 
*Golden Grahams 
*Mini Marshmallows 
*Choco Chips

Regular Marshmallows (not the big ones lol trust me!!!)
Graham Crackers
Hershey Bars

Pretzel Sticks

fun foam: brown and tan
cotton balls
Yellow (paint or ink pad)
Rice/beans for shaker