The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

This week is play!

We started with Hap Palmer’s “Tap Your Sticks” again today.

Next, we read our first story, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems, one of my favorite authors and illustrators. Like his other Pigeon books, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog is funny, silly, and great fun to read aloud.

Our second story was a little different. Instead of me reading it to the kids, we watched an animated short. The Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!  DVD includes animated versions of three of Mo Willems’ picture books. We watched Don’t Let the Pigeons Drive the Bus! The kids really enjoyed seeing Pigeon come to life, and I think they appreciated the humor even more when they watched it play out on screen.

After our video we stacked up or carpet squares and went to our stations:

  1. Water table. I dyed the water blue-purple, added dish soap for bubbles, put in about half a container of water beads, and added cups and spoons to measure and pour with.
  2. Straws and Connectors.
  3. Markers and Styrofoam balls. I decorated a sample to look like the Pigeon, but most of the kids preferred to  just decorate them with lots of different colors. They turned out beautifully!
  4. Kinetic sand with fake flowers, fake plants, small shovels, and small wood planks.
  5. K’NEX and Squigz.
  6. Magnet wall.

I dropped the ball and forgot to take pictures this week! Apologies for the short, pictureless post!

See you next week for STEM!


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