Our April theme is 'Wonderful Weather!'
Books: S Is For Sunshine by Carol Crane
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
What Will The Weather Be? by Lynda DeWitt
The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola
Purpose: Expose children to oral language and books.
Songs: “If All The Raindrops Were…”
“The Green Grass Grows All Around”
“You Are My Sunshine”
“Rain, Rain, Go Away”
Dramatic Play: Trying on rain boots, hats, and sunglasses
Purpose: Provide exposure to rhyme for language development.
Activities: Watching the squash plants grow in our classroom
Exploring light and dark with our light table
Splashing with colored water in the sensory table
Squishing “rain cloud” wet cotton balls in a clear bag
Purpose: Experience with numeration; engage their senses of touch & listening.
Activities: Crawling through cardboard boxes
Walking or crawling in the grass outside on sunny days
Clapping our hands like thunder
Blowing windmills inside and watching them spin from the wind outside
Purpose: Experience with following directions; engaging gross and fine motor muscle groups.
Painting paper plate umbrellas
“Window Painting” with paper & paint inside a clear bag
‘Sunshine Stamps’ using paper towel rolls or paper cups
Painting white clouds using sponges on blue paper
Purpose: Expose children to different ways of artistic expression through their senses.
Take your child for a walk outside! Explore the weather and nature with them by talking about what you see, hear, smell, or touch. Share with us through pictures or stories of your adventures outside!