"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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tot School: Yellow Duck

Week three of our unit in Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? was Yellow Duck!
We have done Brown Bear and Red Bird.  Yellow Duck was a full week and was probably our favorite so far.

The six categories to guide our learning:

1. Bible story/verse: Genesis 1:20-21

I had trouble finding one, so we used the same as the previous week.  The kids cannot hear the story of creation too much!

"And God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth and across the expanse of the heavens.  So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kids, and every winged bird according to its kind." Genesis 1:20-21

2. Color: Yellow

The kids colored their duck picture with crayons, markers, and colored pencils.  I introduce the color by looking through our bucket of yellow items and we watched some videos with ducks. 

Hands On Craft:

Duck Stamping and Paper Plate Duck:

We have several little yellow rubber ducks.  I put yellow paint on a paper plate and the kids used the ducks as a stamp.  I was going to have them just stamp on paper, but I quickly drew up a duck for them to stamp on.  I think sometimes they do better where there is a purpose (coloring the duck)

Once the duck was stamped, I encouraged them to spread the paint all over the plate.  The next day when it dried, we turned the plate into a duck.

Duck Hunt and Duck Pond Craft:

I printed ducks out on a paper and cut them out to hide around the house.  The kids went on a duck hunt---they LOVE hunting for things!

Once they found the ducks, we went to the table and they ripped blue paper and glued in a circle I drew on the yellow paper.  This was our "pond" and then glued the ducks into the "pond"

4. Memorable Experience:  Feeding Ducks and "Six Little Ducks"

We went to a local park and fed the ducks! The kids loved this.

We learned the song "Six Little Ducks that I once knew..." and the kids learned some motions and the words.  It was SO fun! We're still singing it weeks later. Another fun song we sang was "Five Little Ducks went swimming one day..."

5. Sensory Activity: Water tub and Play Dough

Rubber ducks, soap, and water!

This week to use this paper, the kids filled in the dots with play dough.

Food Experience:

Duck Cookie Cutter Sandwich and Boiled Egg Duck

They knew both of them were ducks, so that's good:)  

Other extras:
Lots of yellow! Each week I gather items of the color and make trays for the kids to play to explore the color and practice counting, lacing, sorting, etc.
duck dot-to-dot and the letter D maze getting the duck to the pond

I printed a variety of yellow ducks for Raelynn to cut out and glue. (I make a table in a word doc with thick borders and insert clip art into the table. It helps so she can cut on the black line)  Of course little brother wanted to cut too....so I found some round tipped scissors we had and gave him some ducks as well.  For his first time ever he did a good job! He did the little slit cutting, which is a good pre cutting activity.  

1 comment:

  1. Cute paper plate duck! :) I bet feeding the ducks was the highlight!! What fun!