Mystery Box: Today we found 5 little monkeys in our polkadot box!
I put them on my hand then we counted them together. I handed out monkey popsicle stick puppets for all the kids and we did “Hold Your Monkey Up High”
Before we started Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, I told everyone that someone we really need is missing for this story: MAMA MONKEY!
I made my monkey puppet a little headband this morning using some elastic & a plastic flower – so cute!
Puppet Song: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
At the end, I asked how many monkeys were left? None!
“Thank goodness!” said the Mama Monkey. “Now I can go to bed!”
Books We Read:
Little White Fish - Guido van Genechten
The Little White Fish books are so awesome! this one is perfect for today's theme and its the perfect length for toddlers. the color & animal identification on each page makes the story super interactive.
Flannel Board: Five Little Flower Baskets
I adapted this rhyme from one we did a couple years ago. Then, I used kid's names and gave the baskets to their moms. Today, i decided to use puppets and to be a little more inclusive, we gave them to special ladies instead.
5 flower baskets sitting on the floor
Hedgehog gave one to his grandma
Now there are 4
4 flower baskets pretty as can be
Elephant gave one to his aunt
Now there are 3
3 flower baskets of purple, red & blue
Penguin gave one to his babysitter
Now there are 2
2 flower baskets bright as the sun
Hamster gave one to his neighbor
Now there is 1
One flower basket a very special one
Baby Bird gave it to his mom
Now there are NONE!
Craft #1: Mother’s Day Flower Seed Packets
I printed seed packet templates from TPT on pretty paper for the kids to color. After the grown ups tape it up, I add a spoonful of seeds so they can plant them at home.
Craft #2: We also made pretty flowers using green straws and colorful cardstock! Found the idea & free template HERE.
Both sessions really excellent and normal sized YAY! I liked most everything about this program! I heard some of the parents comment how cute the crafts were so that was nice.