Monday, August 28, 2017

Counting Theme

Counting Theme 


TALK:

Let’s talk about counting today! Do you know how to count already.. let’s count our fingers together 1-10. Today we are going to count in our stories and then we get to make a special picture of things we want to count at the art table.
 




READ:

Cleo’s Counting book By Caroline Mockford

Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons By James Dean

Numbers at the park By Charles Ghingna

Ten dogs in the window By Claire Masurel
Counting kisses By Karen Katz
10 minutes till bedtime By Peggy Rathmann
1,2,3 to the Zoo By Eric Carle  

 Counting on Fall By Lizann Flatt

WRITE:




SING:

You could play musical mats with the numbered mats 1-20 and have them walk in a circle on the numbers while you play music and when you want to stop either pause music and see what number you land. (I used silly dance contest from Jim Gill and when he said freeze we stopped and looked at our number)-- 

**note you could use masking or painters tape to label spots 1-20 if you do not have mats available.




If your happy and you know it (intro song)

Clap you hands, stomp your feet, shout hooray!



Head and shoulders knees and toes

Counting to ten song (tune row, row, row your boat) introducing concepts at circle time book by Barbara Backer
one, two,three, four,five
six, seven, eight,nine, ten.
I can count from one to ten.
Then I can count again.

Use "ten little indians tune" and create your own counting song-- ex. flowers- blooming, dinosaurs roaring, clouds-floating,
1 little, 2 little, 3 little ___
4 little, 5 little,6  little___
7 little, 8 little, 9 little ___
10 Little ____ are use action word(s) today!



#2 Can’t wait to celebrate Blue jim Gill Cd

(Clap, stomp, wave, bounce or jump, clap)



Cool Bear Hunt Song # 3 Dr. Jean Silly Songs

(Candy factory, peanut butter river, jello swamp, cave)



Toe leg knee song from green Jim Gill CD



I took a bath in a washing machine #4 Jim Gill CD (use colorful scarves in blue bag in wooden cabinet)



**The Tempo marches on with egg shakers from Orange Jim Gill CD



Silly Dance Contest #8 Jim Gill Cd (use colored scarves) or alphabet mats



ABC song (use egg shakers in wooden cabinet)



#2 Hands are for clapping Song Yellow Jim Gill CD



** #7 Jump and Count Song Blue Jim Gill Cd- (my kids have not done this one yet)





PLAY:
Little Mouse, little mouse activity (laminated houses and mouse) hide mouse behind one of the house and then say together the little rhyme. Look under the houses to see where he is hiding. 









Use the parachute with kids and parents 10 minutes if they need to move around or if there is extra space before craft time (there are two in bags) on wooden cabinet in the program room.

  • Lift up with kids holding handles say peek a boo
  • Put it down to the ground again
  • Life high so kids can go under
  • Have kids lay on their backs with belly facing parachute and see if it touches their belly
  • Walk in a circle holding the handles
  • Have kids help put a couple of balls on the parachute each and shake them up like popcorn- count as they put them on the parachute one by one.



CRAFT: use all the leftover die cuts – all different things- apples, leaves, tools, hearts, flowers, eggs etc. have them count out 1-10.



Use the large black paper along with the white slip that says “look what we are counting 1-10” glue that down along with 10 of what die cuts they choose. They can practice counting and talk about what the items are and even colors.

Counting mats 1-10 for play-doh

Cookie jar counting/ match






















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