Monday, January 13, 2014

A Continents Song with Spatial Awareness





As a second grader, I remember really enjoying the unit when we studied the continents.  Zachary has been interested in the continents since my brother n law taught him a song about the continents when he was 3. Adelyn is now 3 and she is acquiring her own interest in maps so we pulled out the large world map and taught her the song (thank you again Kev!)

Both of the kids had a great time jumping from continent to continent as each one was called out during the song.

This activity is great for:


  • spatial awareness
  • sensorimotor
  • auditory skills
  • visual skills

                                            

Shaving Cream and Glue Earth Day


Pinterest helped me find something for Adelyn to do for Earth Day last April.  I'm just slightly late posting this.  This idea came from the blog, "No Time for Flashcards" at this link http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2010/08/puffy-paint-earth.html.  

You can find the recipe there.  You mix shaving cream with glue and food coloring.  The kids play in it and then smear it all over the paper.  It's a great sensory activity and then you can pick your favorite Earth songs to play along.


Alphabet Sensory Buckets


One week this fall, Adelyn and I were learning letter S.  We made a letter to hang on our wall and then we decided to go on a scavenger hunt for things that started with letter S.  We walked around the upstairs making the S sound while looking around and here are a few things we found!  Snoopy, soda, slide, stethascope, square, strawberry and skunk (he's next to the basket).  After we hunted she got to use explore her items in her basket.