What more can I say? Trees are awesome. You can use a lot of last week’s activities if you want since, you know, trees and leaves go together ;) But here a bunch of tree related things you can do as well. Have fun!
LETTER OF THE WEEK: F
SHAPE OF THE WEEK: Star
NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 6
Reading: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, The Lorax by Dr. Suess
Art: Take a piece of white printer paper and a crayon outside. Find a tree and place the paper on thr trunk. Color with the crayon to get a great bark etching. Try it with different kinds of trees.
Language: Practice writing the letter ‘F’ with your child
Math: Count out 6 of things
Music: Have fun dancing with your kiddo to the old WWII era song “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree”
Science: Go for a walk and how many different kinds of trees you see
Reading: Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art by Thomas Locker, Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward
Art: You will need-paint, acorns, paper, and medium sized container with a lid. Place the paper in the bottom of the container. Dip the acorns in different colored paint and place them in the container with the paper. Now comes the fun part: have you kiddo shake the container AS HARD AS THEY CAN! I used to let my daycare kiddos, kick and throw them too. They loved it. The end result looks really cool! Very Jackson Pollock-y.
Language: Look for the letter ‘F’ while you read
Math: Draw a star and count how many points it has
Music: Snuggle up with you kiddo and sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Social Studies: Use the Google to find folk tales about trees from different cultures to share with your kiddo throughout the day. Don’t worry if you don’t think you’re a good story teller. You are.
Reading: The Happiness Tree by Andrea Alban Gosline, The Lorax by Dr. Suess
Art: Draw a letter ‘F’ on construction paper. Cut it out and decorate it with craft feathers.
Language: Trace the letter ‘F’ in some chocolate pudding
Math: Go around the house and find 6 on all the clocks
Music: Do-si-do to Orange Blossom Special by the Charlie Daniels Band. Clap your hands and stomp your feet!
Science: Find a tree and give it a hug. How does the bark feel? What color is it? Does it smell? Tell you child that bark protects the tree
Reading: Busy Tree by Jennifer Ward, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Art & Language: I’m combining these because I found this awesome activity from No Time for Flashcards. If you want, you can just use A-F , since those are the letters we’ve worked on
Math: Print out a number 6 and decorate it
Music: Listen to The Pines of Rome you and you child are just hanging out and playing
Social Studies: Pick one of those cultural stories from Tuesday and have your child draw a picture based on the story
Reading: The Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art by Thomas Locker, The Happiness Tree by Andrea Alban Gosline
Art: Use star stickers and create a night sky on blue paper
Language: Make letter ‘F’s out of PlayDough
Math: Practice writing 6
Music: Dance Party Friday! Grab some bells and shakers and let loose.
Science: Go for a walk in the park and see what kind of animals and bugs you can see in the trees
SUPPLIES: crayons, paint, acorns, lidded container, craft feathers, pudding, playdough, star stickers, bells, shakers