Red Rubber Boot Day!

Today’s ideas completely came from an adorable book called Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray and illustrated by Lauren Stringer.  I fell in love with this book when I found it and the pictures in this book are gorgeous!  It is all about a little boy and his rainy day adventures.  I  got inspiration for our craft from the book and we made red rubber boots splashing in the rain.  It just so happened to be raining today…perfect for learning the letter R and reading Red Rubber Boot Day!

Rain Rain

(to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Rain, rain falling down

Landing all around.

What a lovely sound you make

Splashing on the ground.

red rubber boot day book for preschoolers

Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray

book for preschoolers letter r

"I like slapping, stirring puddles. I like a day for boots" from Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray

rainy day craft for preschoolers

Making the rain puddles

rainy day craft for preschoolers

Adding the red rubber boots!

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R is for Rooster…

This week we started the letter Rr.  We learned all about the rooster, sang a song about him and made a rooster too!  I remember singing this song when I was little and listening to it on my record player that I had as a little girl.  Wow, do kids today even know what a record is?  There are many more verses to it as well about a dog, kitty, cow, sheep and duck.  As you sing you keep adding on the sounds that the other animals make.  It is a really cute song and fun to sing!

I Had a Rooster

I had a rooster, my rooster pleased me

I fed my rooster ‘neath the greenberry tree

My little rooster went cocka doodle doo

Dee doodle-ee doodle-ee doodle-ee doo.

roosters off to see the world by eric carle

Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle

We love Eric Carle books!  The water color illustrations are so beautiful!

preschool rooster craft

Coloring the head for our rooster craft

preschool rooster craft

Next, we added a large red circle and brown hand prints for the wing and tail.

rooster craft for preschoolers

The completed rooster craft!


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Our Class Quilt….

On Tuesday we continued learning all about the letter Qq and quilts.  We had a great time making our class quilt!  We talked about how quilts are unique blankets that tell a story.  Our quilt is very special because it tells the story about our classroom.  Each child got their own square of fabric to put their hand print on.  I tied them all together with ribbon and hung it on our wall in the library.  They love going over and admiring our new quilt!

Q Cheer

Q is for quail and a quilt for your bed

 Q is for queen, with a crown on her head

Q is for quack and a quarter to spend

Q is for quarrel you have with a friend

Hooray for Q big and small-

the quaintest, quirkiest letter of all!

preschool book about quilts

We read, The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston and Tomie dePaola

preschool class quilt

The squares for our quilt

q is for quilt poem

The poem that I added to the quilt

Our Quilt

With our hands we made this quilt,

We each made a special part,

To show you the friendships that we share,

Warms each little heart!

preschool class quilt

Our completed class quilt! (We still need to add the hand prints of the children that were not here to make a square.)

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