This week in Kendallville we are all having a good time at the annual Noble County 4-H Fair! Our storytime, therefore, is all about the fair and the outdoors. Our books this week were: Fun At the County Fair by Dena Neusner, County Fair by Laura Inglles Wilder, and Barbie: A Day At the Fair by Carol Pugliano-Martin.
Our songs this week were:
You put your right hand in, You put your right hand out, You put your right hand in, And you shake it all about,
You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around That what it’s all about.
(Repeat with 2) left hand 3) right foot 4) left foot 5) head 6) butt 7) whole self)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some
peanuts and cracker jack,
I don’t care if I never get back,
Let me root,
root, root for the home team,
If they don’t win it’s a shame.
one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game
Our activitiesthis week were:
We took small mementos associated with the 4-H fair and we hid them in a sand box. The kids had to use their sense of touch to search for the items. The items included things like toy tractors and animals, ride tickets, and ribbons.
For this we all got in a line and we pretended that we were on a rollercoaster. We went around the room, weaving in and out and rising and falling as if we were on a real rollercoaster. Let the kids woop and throw their hands up. Being silly makes the activity so much more fun!
We had two different crafts this week. Our first craft was to make a bouquet of flowers. For this you will need a printout of any flowers you want, pom-poms, pipe-cleaners, crayons, scissors, and glue. My advice is to make sure the flowers are not too intricate because it makes it more difficult for the kids to cut them out.
First color the flowers and cut them out. If you want a large bouquet of flowers you will need more cutouts which means you may need to help with the cutout process. We stuck with 6 flowers per child. That seems to be the limit before they get frustrated with cutting. After they cut out the flowers they need to glue them to the pipe cleaners. Next put all the pipe cleaners together and tie them with a ribbon. You may need to reattached a few flower heads tot he pipe cleaners and let them dry. Finally display your beautiful flowers in a vase or the popular option seemed to be giving them to mom.