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*Mother Goose Day

A to Z Kids Stuffs Rhymes
Print and color.

Queen of Hearts' Tarts

Ingredients: Use refrigerator biscuits and cherry pie filling.

Have the children flatten the biscuits and then put a spoon full of pie filling in the middle of the circle. Fold one edge of the biscuit over and seal shut.

Bake until golden brown. Watch them because the children flatten them and they cook quickly.

Poetry Play For Preschoolers

By Kimberly M. Hutmacher

Poems and activities to challenge
and enhance children's creativity.
An A to Z Kids Stuff Ebook Exclusive.

 

*Mother's Day moved to here

 

*Mural Day

Jan Brett-Honey..Honey...Lion Coloring Mural
Make a mural from Africa.

Jan Brett-Umbrella Coloring Mural
Make a Rainforest mural

Jan Brett-The Three Snow Bears coloring mural
Make a mural of the Arctic.

Jan Brett- Hedgie Blasts Off! coloring mural
Make an outerspace mural.

Jan Brett-On Noah's Ark coloring mural

*PJ Day

Pp is for pajamas color page.

Have all staff (new pj's) and children wear pajamas this day.
You can combine this day with other themes: Teddy Bear Day, Letter P, Day and Night, Health. Watch a favorite video.

Have the children bring their favorite stuffed animal, games, and books. They also can bring sleeping bags or a pillow and blanket to lay around the room and to sleep with at nap time.

For breakfast have pancakes and fruit or have toast with different toppings. Have the children bring sack lunches or have each child bring a dollar and order pizzas.

Clear away the tables and add bean bags, big pillows, blankets, and sleeping bags to your room. Put out board games, floor puzzles, dolls and clothes, cars and a rug, puppets, flannel board pieces. Build tents by placing blankets over the tables.

*Snacks

Popcorn, pretzels, hot chocolate, or make a sleepover party cake .

*Books

The Napping House
By Don and Audrey Wood
The Napping House Lesson Plan

Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber, Arthur's First Sleepover by Marc Brown, There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer

*Rainbow Day

*Fingerplays/Songs

Rainbow Song
Tune: Hush, Little Baby

 
Rainbow purple, rainbow blue,
Rainbow green and yellow too,
Rainbow orange, rainbow red,
Rainbow shining overhead.

Come and count the colors with me.
How many colors can you see?
One, two, three, up to green,
Four, five, six colors can be seen.

Rainbow purple, rainbow blue,
Rainbow green and yellow too,
Rainbow orange, rainbow red,
Rainbow shining overhead.

*Art

Erupting Colors

Materials: Clear bowl or baking pan, milk, food coloring, liquid dishwashing soap Pour milk into a cake pan to cover the bottom, usually about 1" deep. Sprinkle several drops of food coloring on the milk. Now add a few drops of dishwashing detergent in the centers of the largest drops of color. Watch the erupting, boiling colors!
(If the colors stop erupting after awhile, begin again from clean milk and colors and detergent.)

*Snacks

Rainbow Fruits

Serve a different colored snack each day. An example would be to correspond with colors of the rainbow.

Examples: strawberries, oranges, lemon finger gelatin (see a gelatin box for recipe), blueberries added to yogurt, grape juice, grapes or blackberries, lettuce salad.

Rainbow Jello

Each day mix up a color of Jell-O, start with red. Pour small amount into a clear plastic cup. Allow to harden and then add orange. Follow this procedure with all the other colors, at the end of the week you will have your own rainbow.

Rainbow Pudding

Make vanilla pudding and divide it into three parts. Make one part red, one yellow, and one blue. Give children a color combination, and watch as new colors appear.

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