Friday, July 14, 2017

toddler time: home sweet home!

Mystery Box: Inside our polka dotted box, we found a chair, a bathtub, a bed and a table. Where do you find these things? In your HOUSE!!!

I got this cute set from Lakeshore Learning. I pulled the pieces one at a time from my polka dot box, then showed everyone the cute purple house that holds these pieces.

Fingerplay: Five Little Houses (from Jbrary)

One little house all alone it stood
Then another was built
There grows the neighborhood.
Two little houses...
Three little houses...
Four little houses...

Five little houses
All together they stood
On a beautiful street 
in a happy neighborhood

Books We Read: 
Is This Maisy’s House- Cousins
Take a Look:See Where I Live- Slegers (adorable!!)

Flannel Board: Do You Know Where I Live? (from Storytime Secrets)

Craft: Paper Bag Houses (from Storytime Katie)

I pre-cut roofs, windows and doors from brightly colored copy paper. To start the craft, I handed out newspaper for everyone to crumple up into a little ball. Then, I brought around small brown lunch bags. Next, I asked everyone to place the newspaper inside the bag and fold & tape it closed. Then I passed out the roofs, doors & windows so the kids could decorate. I LOVED this craft so much! The houses came out soooooo cute!!

Another rainy Friday but we got two nice sized groups of about 16-20 kids. I loved my books and flannel board today. Thanks to all the bloggers who posted these amazing ideas for me to borrow for this super fun theme!!

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