"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BFIAR: Caps for Sale

Age: 33 months
Book: Caps for Sale
Bible: Proverbs 29:11

I love BFIAR! I was given the actual BFIAR book and should correct what I said in an earlier post---BFIAR is NOT a curriculum! They make that clear in their manual.  However, it is exactly what I thought it was--a collection of ideas that go along with the story list.  I think it will be a great tool to have with the stories, but as I said before, with the internet and resources available online--there are so many ideas out there already that you can totally do these stories without the manual.

BFIAR is made for 2-4 year olds, but Declan had a fun time with it this week too!

First of all, Raelynn has never really asked to read a book over and over again.  Until we read Caps For Sale! She loved the book! Declan loved the book! We would finish reading and she asked for it to be read again right away.

We 'rowed' the book Caps for Sale, which means we read it every day.  In addition to reading we did some other fun activities and printables that I had found online:

Our Bible memory verse for the week.  The peddler in the story shows anger, so this went along with it perfectly.
Day 1:

Painted a monkey mask.  Cut it out and taped to a popsicle stick.  They both had fun with these ALL week.  Especially when we would read the story, Raelynn liked being the monkey.

Day 2:
Homeschool Creations has a great printable Caps for Sale pack.  Find it here.
putting different hats on a monkey and making up where he was going to go
Roll and graph:

I colored the coins so it would be eaiser. Declan had fun playing too!



We also finally got to some of the pumpkin activities I had planned. 
sorting small, medium, big

painting pumpkins

stamping the letter P

Other random activities:

Day 3: Read and acted out the story. Matched upper and lower case cards that had monkeys on them

Day 4:

They both had fun stacking caps on their head

she has her little handlebar moustache under there...do you see it?  :)

Daddy works from home on Thursdays! They LOVE when he gets involved:)
Printables from Homeschool Creations:
she's doing so well at drawing lines!  Has a hard time with the zig zags though.

Counted the pennies and marked the number that were there.

Stacked the caps in the same order as on the peddler's head from the story
On the back of each cap I wrote a number 1-10 and then put them on the tree.  She had a bag of pennies and had to 'buy' the cap that she chose based on the number that was written.  She really liked this a lot!

They love sitting at the table playing together now!!

Apparently I need to be careful when choosing library books to go along with the story!

This book was a really great counting book with beautiful pictures and all the different types of monkeys....
But then the last page is this:
So my children got a little lesson on creation vs. evolution:)

Raelynn is doing SO well at cutting! I have to admit, I was surprised she  cut these so perfectly when I gave them to her.  They are paint samples--perfect for straight line cutting practice:)

Stacking caps...aka cheerios on spaghetti noodles.  Declan and Raelynn both did great and kept asking for more.  I wonder if the fact they get to EAT the cheerios had anything to do with it? :)

This was fun! I didn't have a brown stamp pad, so I just colored her thumb and she made thumbprints in the tree.  We turned them into monkeys and she colored leaves and later added caps on the monkeys too.

This was also something she did really well that I wasn't sure how it would go....I've seen these many places online and I know you can make your own out of popsicle sticks.  I think I will have to do that!

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