O is for Owl and Octopus….

Whoo, whooo!! This week we learned all about the letter O and my absolute favorite…Owls!!  We read books, sang songs and made a fun craft to go along with these wise, woodland birds.

O is for Owl

Story Time

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We read “10 Hooting Owls” by Simon Williams and “The Littlest Owl” by Caroline Pitcher.

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Sing with Me

Little Owl

Tune:  “This Old Man”

Little Owl, in the tree,
He is winking down at me.
With a wink, wink, wink, wink,
All through the night,
Little Owl is quite a site!

Little Owl, in the tree,
He is hooting down at me.
With a hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot,
All through the night,
Little Owl is quite a site!

Arts and Crafts

paper plate owl craft

We painted paper plates brown and used cup cake liners for eyes to create our owls.  This craft was super easy and fun for the kids to make.

paper plate owl craft

paper plate owl craft

paper plate owl craft

O is for Octopus

Story Time

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We read “How to Hide an Octopus” by Ruth Hellers.

Sing with Me

Ozzie Octopus

(To the tune of: “Down in the Valley”)

Ozzie the Octopus just loves letter O!

Ozzie the octopus loves opera, you know.

He plays opera. He plays it outside.

His opera music keeps him occupied.

Arts and Crafts

hand print octopus

We used our hands to create an under ocean hand print octopus!

hand print octopus

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T is for tiger and turtle too….

Last week we learned all about the letter T and tigers and turtles with fun songs, books and crafts!

T is for Tiger

Story Time

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We read “Tiger Can’t Sleep” by S. J. Fore, an adorable story about a very loud sleepless tiger that lives in a little boys closet and makes so much noise they both can’t go to sleep.  We also read “Tigers” by Laura Marsh a book about an up close look at real tigers in the wild!

Sing with Me

Tiggy Tiger

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

Tiggy Tiger, please make a T.

Touch your toes, then touch your knee.

When you’re tired, take a rest.

Taste the foods that you like best.

Tiggy Tiger, please talk to me.

Say some words that start with T!

Arts and Crafts

paper plate tigers

We made paper plate tigers to go along with our Tiger theme.

paper plate tigers

paper plate tigers

T is for Turtle

Story Time

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We read “Turtle Splash” by Cathryn Falwell and “One Tiny Turtle” by Nicola Davies.  “Turtle Splash” takes a look at the life of turtles in the pond and counts them down one by one as they splash into the water.  “One Tiny Turtle” shows the life cycle of the sea turtle, from egg, to their journey from the beach back into the ocean.

 

Sing with Me

Mr. Box

There was a snappy turtle,

His name was Mr. Box,

He swam in the river, and climbed up on the rocks.

He snapped at the lady bugs,

He snapped at the bees,

He snapped at the fireflies,

He snapped at me.

He caught the lady bugs,

He caught the bees,

He caught fireflies,

But he didn’t, no he didn’t catch me!

Arts and Crafts

paper plate sea turtle craft

And we made paper plate sea turtles too!

paper plate sea turtle craft

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P is for Pig and Peacock….

We had a great week all about the letter Pp.  We learned all about peacocks and pigs, read some fun and silly stories, sang songs and made cute crafts to go along with it.

P is for Pig

Story Time

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We read “If You Give a Pig a Party” by Laura Numeroff and “Pigs Love Potatoes” by Anika Denise.   The kids love Laura Numeroff’s fun books all about different animals and what happens when you give them something, it always leads to something else and comes full circle.  “Pigs Love Potatoes” is another fun counting book about a mommy pig who has to keep adding potatoes to her pot as more and more guests arrive for dinner.

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Sing With Me

Pippa Pig

(to the tune of “Hush, Little Baby”)

Pippa Pig’s the principle of a school.

Her piglets think the letter P is cool!

Policewoman Pam and Post Office Pete,

Are Pippa’s neighbors on her street.

Craft Time

paper plate pig craft

We made fun and easy paper plate pigs and of course they were pink.

paper plate pig craft

P is for Peacock

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My daughter loves peacocks and a few years ago she even dressed like one for Halloween.  I borrowed her stuffed peacock to show the children what these beautiful and proud birds look like.  These birds are quite loud so we watched a video so everyone could hear their distinct call.  Click here to hear the loud peacock!

Story Time

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We read several fun books all about peacocks,  “Three Hens and a Peacock” by Lester L. Laminack,  “Bees, Snails and Peacock Tails” by  Betsy Franco and “Peacocks” by Kathleen Pohl.

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Sing With Me

Pretty Peacock

(to the tune of “The Grand Old Duke of York”)

There was a pretty peacock,

Who lived in the zoo.

It had so many feathers,

It didn’t know what to do.

It shook them to the left,

It shook them to the right.

It shook them and it shook them,

Right out of si8

Craft Time

peacock craft

We made beautiful peacock hand prints for our craft time.

peacock craft

peacock craft

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