Hello Families! On Monday, we looked at worms and did our own worm art using yarn and paint. Today let’s make a pet worm puppet using our finger!
What is our theme? Creepy Crawlies
What is the lesson (overall purpose)?
Using our finger to make a pet worm puppet.
LC34 The younger toddler uses a growing number of words and puts them together in short phrases and simple questions
LC36 The older toddler communicates clearly enough to be understood by familiar and unfamiliar listeners
LC47 The older toddler demonstrates knowledge that a symbol can represent something else
PW33 The young toddler coordinates eye and hand movements
PW34 The young toddler controls small muscles in hand
PW35 The older toddler coordinates eye and and movements
PW36 The older toddler controls small muscles in hand
By creating a puppet your child will stimulate their imagination, improve fine motor skills, and boost their confidence with language as their worm communicates with you.
Songs, Books & Videos (Motivational Techniques)
https://youtu.be/Wtk-ZmYlxPA Song: Inch Worm (Ms Naomi remembers this from when she was a child!)
Small paper cup
Have mom or dad cut a hole in the bottom of the cup just big enough to poke your finger through. Cut some Easter grass into small pieces and glue them to the inside of the cup. Now poke your finger through the cup and pretend it’s a worm! Can you wiggle it around and make your worm dance?
Activity Wrap Up:
Can you use your imagination to tell mom and dad a story about your pet worm?
How do I know what my child is learning? (Assessment)
When your child engages in pretend (or dramatic) play, he is actively experimenting with the social and emotional roles of life. ... When your child pretends to be different characters, he has the experience of "walking in someone else's shoes," which helps teach the important moral development skill of empathy.
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
How about using markers and stickers to decorate the outside of your cup before adding the grass. Try drawing some flowers on the outside of the cup.
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions)
A piece of paper will work if there are no paper cups available. The paper may tear so remind your child to be gentle when they poke their finger through. Placing tape around the hole may help it not tear as easily.