Stretch

This week is choose your own adventure! Because we don’t have an official theme for the fifth Tuesday of a month, we pick a variety of books and activities to do.

We started with “Shake My Sillies Out” by Raffi. I let the kids choose an instrument out of a tub, and we shook our instruments as we danced.

For our book, Stretch by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin, I had each of the kids grab a piece of Lycra fabric we’d cut into strips.

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As I read the book, they stretched their Lycra bands up, down, and from side to side. Some grabbed one end while their caregiver grabbed the other and they stretched the fabric as far as it could go. Others twirled and watched the fabric twirl around them. Some wound the fabric around their hands like the dog on the cover.

After our book, we danced to “Freeze Dance” by The Fresh Beat Band.

Once “Freeze Dance” was over, we went to our stations:

  1. Giant coffee filters, eyedroppers, watercolors.IMG_1343IMG_1339I used two different methods to make the watercolors. For the first few colors, I mixed water and liquid watercolors. There were a few colors I wanted to make that we didn’t have the right liquid watercolors for, so I used water and food coloring for the other colors.
  2. SumBlox.
  3. Small wood planks, play tools, camping play set.
  4. Magnet wall.
  5. Conveyor belt with foam blocks.
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  6. Toy animals.IMG_1341

See you next week for movement!

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