Friday, May 19, 2017

toddler time: pandas at play!

Mystery Box: Inside our polka dotted box, we found a Panda Bear!

Puppet Song #1: I am a Panda

(Tune: You are my Sunshine)
I am a panda, a furry panda
I live in China and eat bamboo
It is a thick grass that grows in my land
And it isn’t that easy to chew.

Usually get a few chuckles at the end of that if anyone is paying attention LOL!

Then I brought out the little panda finger puppet for the next song.

Puppet Song #2: Two Furry Pandas

2 furry pandas sitting on the wall
One named BIG, the other named Small.
Run away BIG! Runaway Small!
Come back BIG! Come back Small.

Books We Read: 
Panda Big and Panda Small- Cabrera (this book is so cute but it just didn’t work well today ???????)

Flannel Board: Five Little Pandas

See my previous post HERE.

The kids loved this one, especially when we covered our eyes and yelled "PEEK A BOO!"

Puppet Song: Panda's Shirt

(I found these cute panda puppets on ebay a few months ago and they are just adorable! I put all the shirted bears into the box and pulled them out one at a time so it felt like he was really switching shirts. Started with the shirtless Panda from the Mystery Box)

One morning Little Panda woke up and decided to get dressed!

He wanted to wear something the same color as his favorite animal: LP LOVES turtles! (show turtle)

What color is Turtle? GREEN!
So he went to his closet and found....his GREEN shirt!
Panda wore a green shirt, green shirt, green shirt, Panda wore a green shirt all day long!

Then at lunch, Panda wanted to wear something the same color as his favorite food in the whole world: LP LOVES apples! What color is his apple? RED!

So he hoped into his closet & put on his RED shirt!
Panda wore a red shirt, red shirt, red shirt, Panda wore a red shirt all day long!

At dinner time, Panda wanted to wear something the same color as his favorite toy: What color is Panda's toy ball? BLUE!

So he put on his BLUE shirt!
Panda wore a blue shirt, blue shirt, blue shirt, Panda wore a blue shirt all day long!

At bedtime, He wanted to wear something the same color as his most favorite person: LP LOVES his Dad! (Brought out big Panda hand puppet) What color is Daddy Panda? Black & White!
So he took off his GREEN shirt so he could be black & white just like his dad!
Panda was black & white, black & white, black & white, Panda was black & white all night long!

…and the pandas fell fast asleep! Goodnight Pandas!

Craft: Bow Tie Pandas

I found this cute panda template at Crafty Pammy.

I printed everything and cut the pieces for over 40 pandas! Then the day before my program, I worried it was too much for toddlers so I pasted all the bodies and legs together myself. Not very smart! But the right thing to do LOL!
Kids glued ears to the heads & the heads to the bodies. Then, we added a cute bow tie to the neck or hair bow to the top of the head. So cute!!

Our first session was big and the second one kinda small. Next time, will use a different book like Panda Bear, Panda Bear instead. Great theme, loved my craft and puppet songs too!

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