Sunday, May 24, 2015

In the Night Time Preschool Theme


Whoo is up all night?
Owl Babies

Week 1 insects in the night:
The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Projects:
Egg carton spider 
Magic (crayon resist) watercolor 
Concepts:
Fine motor
Retelling story
Vocabulary 
Animal recognition 
Science

Project: Glitter Spider Web
Concepts:
Fine motor
Letter recognition 
Name recognition 


The Itsy Bitsy Spider


The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani

The Very Loney Firefly by Eric Carle

Fireflies in a jar

The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle
Week 2 Forest Animals that are up all Night



Paper plate bats
Press light "moon" from Dollar store
Brown bear bean collage
Q tip paint deer 
Forest collage
Raccoon 
Tooth brush painting skunk
Water color coyote 

Week 3: Space, Moon, and Stars

Good Night Moon 
Hey Diddle Diddle
Giant moon painting

Papa Please Get the Moon for Me
Sun earth moon
Space collage 

Project
Planet painting
Painting on foil 



























Saturday, May 23, 2015

Colors, Numbers and Alphabet Ideas for 2 year olds

Along with our Literature theme month we also focused on colors, numbers and the alphabet. Below are some of the fun ideas and projects we did!

Alphabet snack ideas! 


Alphabet sensory
Colored rice and foam letters


Alphabet puzzles and manipulatives:
Puzzles from Michaels Arts and Crafts
Magnet match from Lakeshore Learning
Alphabet Popsicle matching from Lakeshore Learning


Block area sorted by color
Alphabet play dough play
Trays sorted by color
Alphabet stamps from Lakeshore Learning 
Alphabet cookie cutters from Discount School supply 

Mosaic Rainbow Collage

Arc Rainbow collage

License plate name collage


Road sign matching to go along with the book "Back Seat ABC"

Fun Transportation Alphabet books


Buggy about Books Theme

Bulletin board: 
I like to put a board up about the theme and then add the children's projects to it each day.
Donation bulletin board idea: this is a board for the parents to pick a bug and donate that book to the class room.
Mouse paint by
Finger painting mouse print out on white card stock paper
Variation: have children dip plastic mice in 2 different color paints and let them mix the paint to make a new color by "painting" with the plastic mice feet.
Concepts:
color mixing 
Tactile 

Fish eyes by
Project: fish collage
Concepts:
Counting
Patterns



Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by Bill Martin Jr.
Wooden letters from Lakeshore
Palm Tree with letters from Lakeshore
Concept: 
Letter recognition 




In The Deep Blue Sea


The Cat in the Hat




Pete the Cat and His 4 Groovy Buttons



A Color of His Own

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 



Little Green by Keith Baker


Brown Bear Brown Bear what do You See? By Eric Carle
Project Collage
Concepts: 
Colors
Vocabulary 
Science-Animals & 5 senses