Q is for Quilt….

This week we learned all about the letter Qq.  We learned the sound and the shape it makes.  This was a tricky letter to think of  activities and crafts for!

Poetry

The Quilt

With our hands we made this quilt,

We made each special part,

To show you the friendship that we share,

Warms each little heart.

Sing With Me

Q

(to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)

Q is for queen with a crown on her head,

Q is for quilt that covers my bed.

Q is for questions I like asking.

Q is for ducklings quack, quack, quacking.

Q is for quarter and quick and quill

I like Q and I always will.

 

Story Time

quilt book

We read “The Quilt Story” by Tomie dePaola.  This book tells the story of a hand made quilt and the journey it takes of how it is handed down through out the years.

Craft Time

quilt craft for preschoolers

We made a class quilt to hang in the hallway.  Each child made a hand print on a square and then I arranged them on the wall.

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Dr. Seuss Day…

We celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss today.  It is such a fun celebration.  Dr. Seuss’ books are so fun to read and they really capture the children’s attention.

 

Poetry

Seuss at Storytime

A book by De. Seuss, you say?

Dr. Seuss?  Hooray!  Hooray!

His books are full of silly rhymes.

Let’s read one for storytime!

Sing With Me

Do You Know a Cat?

(to the tune of “Do Your Ears Hang Low”)

Do you know a cat

In a very tall striped hat?

An umbrella on his arm,

He is always full of charm!

He is silly as can be.

If you meet him, you will see.

Do you know this cat?

Story Time

the cat in the hat

We read “The Cat in the Hat” and the “Cat in the Hat Comes Back” by Dr. Seuss.

the cat in the hat

Craft Time

dr. seuss handprint craft

We made hand print Cat in the Hat’s to go along with our story.  The hat is one hand painted red and white, fingers pointing up.  The cats face is the hand painted black with a white circle in the middle with the fingers pointing down.  I added the details of the face and bow tie.

cat in the hat hand print craft

 

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C is for Caterpillar and Chameleon…

Along with cats this week, we also learned all about caterpillars and chameleons too! We used the beautiful books by Eric Carle to create and inspire our art projects.

C is for Caterpillar

Story Time

books for preschoolers

We read “Ten Little Caterpillars” by Bill Martin Jr.  This is a wonderful book all about the different kinds of caterpillars and counting.  At the very end the book tells you the name of each caterpillar and what kind of butterfly or moth they will turn into.

books for preschoolers

And we read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.  Every child loves this book, it also helps with counting as the caterpillar eats many different types of fruits.

 Sing with Me

The Fuzzy Little Caterpillar

(to the tune of “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”)

The fuzzy little caterpillar

Curled up on a leaf,

Spun her little chrysallis

And then fell fast asleep.

While she was sleeping,

She dreamed that she could fly,

And later when she woke up,

She was a butterfly!

Craft Time

crafts for preschoolers

We made hand print caterpillars just like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” complete with his nice, big green leaf that he eats to make himself feel better!

C is for Chameleon

Story Time

books for preschoolers

We read “The Mixed Up Chameleon” by Eric Carle.  This is a great book that teaches the lesson that it is ok to just be yourself.  The chameleon is not happy and he wants to be like other animals.  He gets very mixed up and finds out in the end that being himself is beautiful.

Sing with Me

Are you a chameleon?

(to the tune: “Do Your Ears Hang Low”)

Do you have green skin?

Do you shed the skin your in?

Can you change the color, too?

Turn from green to red to blue.

Do you live among the trees?

Blending in with sticks and leaves.

Then you are a chameleon!


Craft Time

crafts for preschoolers

We made a template based on the “Mixed Up Chameleon” book by Eric Carle and I cut up colorful crepe paper that the children glued to the chameleon’s body.

crafts for preschoolers

We added google eyes, a sticky tongue and a fly to complete our projects.

crafts for preschoolers

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