Sending my love!!!
I shared this handout in a previous post, but wanted to share it again here. This is great to review before reading with your child.
Sending my love!!!
If you have any plastic cups around, use them as a stacking activity!
A fine motor activity using materials you may have (or similar materials) around the house...
Thought it might be fun and possibly helpful to include three different podcasts I personally enjoy listening to that are aimed towards both parents and teachers. I often find these podcasts to be interesting, helpful and informative. Can be found on your iphone podcast app or online. Maybe you’ll find a topic you find useful or helpful during this time or in the future.
These links include online educational activities and/or book read alouds.
I wanted to share this great idea of a “trash rainbow.” Could be an easy, entertaining, fun way to practice finding colors using recycled materials or various art materials you may have (construction paper, old scrap paper, magazines, newspaper). Not only a great activity to review color names, but this is also a great activity to practice fine motor skills while cutting materials and gluing. Always review scissor safety! We've been working hard this year to practice how to hold scissors, how to walk with scissors, and how to pass scissors to a friend.
I'm thinking of you all and missing seeing your little ones faces every day.
I hope everyone is staying well and healthy. I want to share with you
a few things that I hope is helpful to you during this time away from school.
On this page you will find a detailed glimpse into what our day-to-day
schedule was during the week, ideas for various learning/movement activities,
sensory and art activities, tips on how to best read with your
child, and a little bit more. Stay tuned, I will continue posting resources, ideas, and photos here for you. Hope you enjoy!
Sending you all so much love and good health.
Please say hello to your little ones for me and give a big hug!
Keep in touch, enjoy this time with your family and let
me know if you need anything at all!
Love, Ms. Rachel
Again, options are endless here! Throw on some fun music on and have a dance party in your living room! Hop around on pillows or paper that you pretend are puddles! Play Simon says, run around outside, go for a nature walk, create a scavenger hunt, etc!
I came across a fun game idea I thought I’d share. It’s called “Four Corners.” Could be done inside or outside.
Instructions are as followed:
What we’re learning in this game:
- Colors, numbers, letters, or whatever skill YOU want to choose.
- Gross motor skills
- 4 different colored pieces of paper (Don’t have colored paper? Use crayons or markers to color on white paper/cardboard to represent that color)
- A marker to write numbers/letters on paper if you’d like to practice counting/letter recognition.
How to play:
1. Place each piece of paper in a different corner of the room. Tape them down if needed.
2. Explain to your child that you are going to close your eyes. While your eyes are closed, they will have five seconds to choose a “corner” to stand on.
3. Count down from 5 to 1, and then, with your eyes still closed, call out a color, number or letter. If you call the same color, number, or letter that your child is standing on, they get a point.
4. Repeat as many times as you want!
Options are endless here! Paints, crayons, natural materials as a paint brush, scrap paper and glue, beads or pasta necklaces, paint face features on rocks, etc! We have been working a lot on how to safely use scissors in the classroom. If you have a pair of child friendly scissors, encourage safe practice and ask them to show you how to use scissors safely!
Sensory @ home – Great distractions when you need a minute to yourself to get something done around the house!
- Practice counting using anything: seeds, corn kernels, toy cars, stuffed animals, cotton balls, dried beans, etc!
- Make your own “Shape friend.” Discuss shapes, colors – create a character!
- I also like to encourage using a number line of sorts to practice counting. This can easily be done using paper or recycled material. Creating a second list of numbers that can be attached to the matching number on the number line is a fun way to let them practice on their own. Maybe you can hide the numbers around the room and have them add it to the number line as they find each number.