Besides our crafts we follow the Handwritng Without Tears curriculum and do math, literature, and readiness for kinder as well. We also work on a letter a week, we are putting together a letter book to go home at the end of the year along with the letter sound song.
I am putting the lion on (it can be used for L for lion or zoo or jungle theme but I think it came out pretty cute)
Next week we will be making turkey hats turkeys, and owls to finish our farm/fall theme. We have all of thanksgiving week off (follow my other blog for fun crafts I will be doing at home with my boys as well as some fun DIY ideas for teachers, friend for Thanksgiving and Xmas: http://maldonadofam.blogspot.com).
We made pigs in the mud.
for prep we cut pink pigs
we used brown paint (I have used actual mud or paint with shaving cream and glue, i have a few kiddos that eat everything so I keep it simple this time around)
the kiddos used a wooden block with rubber bands as a stamp
they glued the yes and we drew the snout once the paint had dried
we talked about colors, counted legs and ears
Paper bag cow
we cut all the parts of the cow and had ready fro them to complete
we talked about colors and shapes (circles and ovals) s well as what we get from cows (milk that as far as we went)
L is for Lion
these came out super cute!!!!
we talked about the letter L and what other words starts with L as well as colors and how many eyes
We read Hens New Pens this past two weeks so we made hens.
I know they look like roasters but they look like the hen in the book
we used paper plates, hand cut off (I have used feathers previous years)
we related the activity to our book (in the book the Hen likes draw and ends up drawing on all the eggs, a different day the kiddos drew on the eggs)
we made sheep using paper plates and cotton balls
talked about opposite colors, white and black, as well as soft (the cotton balls) and hard (the table)
we made some turkeys for our hand print book but i figure we would make some for our farm board as well and they turn out cute.
All ideas were found on pinterets http://www.pinterest.com/loremaldo14/fall-farm-theme/