Early Childhood Education is about exploration and play. Providing a variety of material and resources for young children, combined with supportive open ended activities and questions, will allow children to use their imaginations. While thinking about how things are and how they could be, they will become the worlds next best problem solvers.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Literacy/Sensory Theme Box - Old MacDonald has a Farm
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
nPuppets and masks
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.