Saturday, November 7, 2015

toddler time: into the woods

Mystery Box: Inside our yellow box, we found autumn leaves! Where do leaves come from? The TREES!




I passed out paper leaves to all the kids & we did our weekly rhyme.

Put your leaf UP, put your leaf DOWN
Hold your leaf and turn around!
Put your leaf UP, put your leaf DOWN
Put your leaf down on the ground.


We also sang:

Leaves are twirling, leaves are twirling,
All around, all around!
falling very softly, very very softly
To the ground, to the ground
(tune: Frere Jacques)






Books We Read:
Hoot Hoot - Braun 
In a Dark Dark Wood- a "home made book" based on the amazing idea found HERE.









Puppet Story: 2 Little Hedgehogs

2 little hedgehogs sitting on a wall
One named BIG, the other named small
Run away BIG, run away small
Come back BIG, come back small







Felt Story: The Animals in the Woods (tune: Wheels on the Bus)

The animals in the woods sleep & play,
Sleep & play, sleep & play
The animals in the woods sleep & play,
All night & day

Other possible verses:
The owl in the woods says Hooo Hooo Hooo…all night long.
The squirrel in the woods digs for acorns…all day long.
The bear in the woods says grr grr grr…all day long
The deer in the woods eats some grass…all day long
The raccoon in the woods wears a mask…all day long
The fox in the woods swishes his tail…all day long
The hedgehog in the woods takes a nap…all day long

The animals in the woods sleep & play,
Sleep & play, sleep & play
The animals in the woods sleep & play,
All night & day






Craft: Forest animal puppets on popsicle sticks. 

I bought these digital stamps on Etsy, printed on white cardstock and cut them out. Needed an easy craft this week!

Both sessions were on the chatty (and dare I say, a little bit grumpy?) side this week. Although we read only one book and our flannel board & puppet songs were great, I could not keep everyone's attention, even after I stopped several times & asked for quiet. Just one of those weeks, I guess. 

I was so excited about my DIY book, but I decided to save it for upcoming preschool visits instead. Hoping things are better next week!




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