We started out this week’s story time with “Ten Red Apples,” our rhyme from last week:
Ten red apples growing on a tree, (wiggle all ten fingers)
Five for you and five for me! (wiggle fingers on one hand, then fingers on the other hand)
Now let’s shake the tree just so, (shake your whole body)
And ten red apples will fall below! (wiggle all ten fingers and make them fall to the floor)
One, two, three, four, five, (count on your fingers)
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten! (count on your fingers)
Then we read our first story, What Daddies Do Best, about all the fantastic things dads do, like teaching you to ride a bike or baking you a birthday cake.
After our first story, we played a very simple game of shape bingo. The cards I used are from Early Learning HQ. Make sure you click “Download Free PDF” instead of the large green “Download” button. We used soft foam counters for markers, and we played until every kid had gotten at least one bingo.
Once bingo was all cleaned up, we moved on to our second story, What Mommies Do Best, about all the wonderful things moms do, like take care of you when you’re sick and hug you when you’re sad.
We played with our animal dice to get some energy out, then we moved on to our craft for the day, crayon resist art:
This was such a fun and easy project. All you need is a white crayon to draw with then and watercolors to paint over it with. The older kids traced their hands, and the younger kids had fun just drawing lines and squiggles.
We closed with some free time to play with foam blocks, magnetic cards, printable roads, and plastic people and animals.
This marks the end of Laura Numeroff story time. Next week we’ll start colors and shapes story time. Hope to see you there!