Sunday, September 29, 2013

September Week 4

Lesson Plans
Alphabet: Dd
Number: 2
Colors: Red, Yellow, Green
Theme: Fall Leaves
Bible: Creation Day 3



Alphabet:

 
Letter of the week box: drum stick, dots, dog, dinosaur, diver, dolphins, diaper, and diamond wood puzzle.

Before E opened the box I played the UTube video "The D Song", by Have Fun Learning. This was a great intro to the letter of the week. Half way through the video E was eager to open the box, so I paused the video and we went through the letter of the week box. As he pulled out an item I gave the name of the item and emphasized the beginning sound. Ex: "that is a dog, /d/ /d/ /d/ dog." And had him repeat the name of the item back to me. This time I really saw him making a connection between the items and the letter D.

Dd Snack: 

I gave E the Dd snack, a dried date. He tried it, but he didn't care for it. I didn't think he would, but I didn't have any other Dd snack ;)

Letter Dd craft:

After we looked through the box and E was done playing with the items, we made the letter Dd craft. E did really well placing the dots along the letter D line!

Letter Dd activities:


What's inside the sensory tub:
-Dirt (baking soda, water and food coloring)
-wooden and plastic Dinosaurs
-two Divers 
-shovel and scooper for Digging
-letter D

My thought was to have dirt for him to dig, but I didn't have enough baking soda, so I added more water then I had planned for. It looks like a muddy swamp then dirt ;) E didn't care, he loved it!

I didn't want to add actual dirt, I wanted something "clean" and easy to clean up. I found this recipe for "Dirt" on Pinterest by Learn Play Imagine


Numbers:


Our focus this week was on number two. 

Number Activity:
E counted two green leaves, two yellow leaves, two red leaves and matched them onto the corresponding tree trunk.

Number Craft:
I helped E glue two fall leaves on the large number 2.


Colors:


Most of the activities during the week envolved the colors red, yellow and green. This is a fun hands on sensory activity we did with these colors. I made homemade paint (recipe below) and found green, yellow and red objects for him to sort in the muffin tin.

Homemade paint
Ingredients:
Water
Cornstarch
Food colors

In a measuring cup measure 1cup of water and add 1cup of cornstarch. Mix the water and cornstarch very well. Then pour the mixture into ice cube tray (or whatever type of container you are using). add the food coloring to each ice cube section and stir.
 
That's it! :)


Theme:


The ideal activity would have been to play with a real pile of leaves, but we dont have a tree with big beautiful fall leaves. so this was second best and E had a blast! He threw the fall leaves in the air and made leaf piles to jump on. This kept him entertained for quite some time!

Songs we sang:
(Tune: the wheels on the bus)

Song #1:

The leaves are falling 
Down down down (repeat 3x)

The leaves are falling 
Down down down
Down to the ground


Song #2

Let's make a pile 
With the leaves (repeat 3x)

Let's make a pile
With the leaves
To jump on top

Song #3

What color of leaves
Do you see (repeat 3x)

What color of leaves 
Do you see
Falling to the ground?


Bible:


Memory Verse of the Month: "in the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth." Genesis 1:1

Memory Verse Song: "God is Creator" by Seeds Family Worship

We are continuing to talk about that God is Creator. This week we focused on the third day of creation. On day three of creation God said, "Let the land produce vegetation."

For the Bible craft E placed the fall leaves on one of the tree trunks and on the other trunk he made a yellow apple tree. E loved sticking yellow dots on the apple tree. As you can see there are a LOT of apples on the tree :) {In advanced I cut and glued the dirt and tree trunks and prepped the trunks with double sided tape}. 


We had a great fall week! Happy fall! Next months theme is transportation and pumpkins!




Thank you for your support and stopping by! Hope these activities inspire you!

Blessings,
Erica


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