Sunday, May 20, 2012

Literacy/Sensory Theme Box - Old MacDonald has a Farm

Kit contains:
nBook – Old Macdonald had a farm
nBook – Peek – a – Boo Mama!
nBook – Oh Look!  By Patricia Polacco
nPaint and paint brushes
nPlastic/rubber farm animals, barn, tractor
nPlay dough
nPuppets and masks
nSmall bags
nWater bottles

Book and CD Activities:

nRead books in small and large group settings.
nListen to CD – Old MacDonald had a Farm and We’re on our way to Grandpa’s Farm – with felt board pictures and plastic farm animals.
nSing song – Old MacDonald had a Farm with animal props on sticks or plastic/rubber farm animals.

Fine Motor Activities:

nScented Play dough – form animal shapes out of play dough
Straw with animals
fill & dump with small bags or containers
Cut straw with child safe scissors
Gross Motor Activities:
nAnimal walk – move and make sounds like farm animals – include puppets and masks.
Floor play – plastic/rubber farm animals with barn or box and tractor/trucks.
Creative Art Activities:
Animal foot prints – stamping animals in finger paint on paper
Pigs in the mud – dirt and water in sensory table or container. Water bottle to create mud. Paint pig shapes with mud and brush.
Development and Learning Areas:
5 Senses – hear, see, smell, touch
Cognitive – listening/thinking skills, colors, shapes, sizes, prepositions
Motor – fine motor strength, hand/eye coordination, large muscle balance, coordination and strength
Language – increase knowledge and vocabulary of animal names and sounds, prepositions,
Social/Emotional – attachment, initiative, self regulation, sharing, self help

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