Friday, March 30, 2018

Boats, Tugboats, Ships

 Boats, Tugboats, Ships

TALK: Show pictures of different types of boats or picture walk through the book Boats: Speeding, Sailing, Cruising By Patricia Hubbell. Ask Questions like how do boats move? what sounds do they make? What do boats do- what is there job? Today we are sharing books all about boats!

 READ: Books

 An Island in the Sun by Stella Blackstone
Sail Away By Donald Crews
Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue By Calista Brill
Alistair and Kips Great Adventure By John Segal

I’m Mighty by Kate & Jim McMullan.
Mighty Tug By Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Boats at Bedtime By Olga Litowinsky
Row, Row, Row, Your Boat By Jane Cabrera
Tugboat By Michael Garland 
Boat Works By Tom Slaughter 
Boats By Anne Rockwell
Maisy's Sailboat By Lucy Cousins 
Boat Book By Gail Gibbons 
Row, Row, Row your Boat By By Iza Trapani
Little Tug By Stephen Savage 
Blue Boat By Kersten Hamilton 
Busy Boats By Tony Mitton 
Boats Go By Steve Light
Toy Boat By Loren Long 
Who Sank the Boat By Pamela Allen 
Old MacDonald Had A Boat By Steve Goetz

The Circus Ship By Chris Van Dusen  
Harbor By Donald Crews
I Love Boats By Flora McDonnell
Toot and Pop By Sebastien Braun 
 Little Bear's Little Boat By Eve Bunting
Tugga Tugga Tugboat By Kevin Lewis
Sheep on a Ship By Nancy Shaw 
Boats: Speeding, Sailing, Cruising By Patricia Hubbell
 Alphabet Boats By Samantha Vamos (pub. April 17, 2018)


Music CD- Songs for Wiggleworms By Various Artists Track #2 Row, Row, Row Your Boat Song (available for purchase from Amazon)

Flannelboard: “Five Little Boats”
The first little boat went chug, chug, chug.
The second little boat went tug, tug, tug.
The third little boat went row, row, row.
The fourth little boat went ohhhh sooooo slooooooow.
Here comes the sailboat, watch it go! Sunflower Storytime and Storytime Katie
Boat Clip Art Five Boats - courtesy of Sunflower Storytime

Action Song: “Riding ‘Round in My Little Boat”
Riding ’round in my little [red] boat
Riding ’round in my little [red] boat
Riding ’round in my little [red] boat
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, splash!
Boat Template for felt board  Sunflower Storytime and Storytime Katie
Song: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”
Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Motor Boat Song
Motor boat, motor boat, go so slow (make slow "putt, putt, putt, putt" noises)
Motor boat, motor boat, go so fast  (make faster "bbbbbrrrrrrrrrrr" noises)
Credit: Friend and Coworker Katie Badgley

Tune: "Jingle Bells"

Motorboat, motorboat,
Going round the bay.
Motorboat, oh, motorboat,
This is what you say,
Putt-putt-putt, putt-putt-putt,
Putt-putt all the way.
Motorboat, oh, motorboat,
You putt-putt-putt all day!

Credit Preschool

Have You Ever Seen A Sailboat? - sung to "Did You Ever See A Lassie?"
Have you ever seen a sailboat,
A sailboat, a sailboat?
Have you ever seen a sailboat
Waving its sail?

Wave this way and that way,
Wave that way and this way.
Have you ever seen a sailboat
Waving its sail? 

 Credit Stepbystepchildcare

Rowing - sung to "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
Waves, waves, back and forth,
Rock the boat all day.
(move hands like waves)
We row and row so we can go
Somewhere far away
(pretend to row boat)


Boats Out In The Sea - sung to "The Farmer In The Dell"
Boats out in the sea.
Boats out in the sea.
Float up and down and all around.
Boats out in sea. 

Credit Stepbystepchildcare


Boat Theme Alphabet Cards 

Boats Emergent reader colors FREE

 DLTK Kids Halves Boat Craft Very Simple Template is printable in color or black in white

Get a piece of blue constuction paper to represent water. Have children make waves with crayolas, then make sail boats from triangles and rectangles. Add this rhyme to the picture:
Look in the
Toy box.
find a
Little boat.
Put it
In the water
And watch

 It float 

Credit stepbystepchildcare

Boat Game: 

This is an activity we do while waiting for the bus to come. The children sit in a circle which we pretend is a boat. We sing “Row, row, row you boat”. Then, since I’m the captain, I shout out a child’s name and say, “Kelly, overboard!” Then that child jumps in the middle of the circle and pretends to swim. All of the rest of us throw in a pretend line and begin pulling. As we are “pullling we say ” 1-2-3-4-5 she’s/he’s alive!! The child in the middle then take his seat. We repeat this until everyone has had a turn to jump overboard.

Credit Perpetual Preschool

Boat science Ideas

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Chairs Theme

Chairs Theme

Talk: Talk about Chairs with the kids. Show pictures if needed. Ask Whether they have a favorite chair for dinner time, reading time or maybe they have one in the room along with a desk. Chairs come in all shapes, sizes, colors and types- some can be hard, some are soft and cozy. Why do we need chairs or places to sit?

READ: Books

There's a Bear on My Chair By Ross Collins



I Am Not A Chair By Ross Burach
I Am the Boss of this Chair By Carolyn Crimi
Bears on Chairs By Shirley Parenteau
Baby Bear's Chairs By Jane Yolen
Little Blue Chair By Cary Fagan
Meeow and the Little Chairs By Sebstastien Braun
Dog and Bear Series: Bear in a Chair By Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Big Bear Little Chair By Lizi Boyd
Down the Back of the Chair By Margaret Mahy
Pete's Chair By Ezra Jack Keats
A Chair for My Mother By Vera Williams
10 Little Hot Dogs By John Himmelman
Chairs, Chairs, Chairs (Rookie Reader) by Cynthia Cappetta


If your happy and you know it (intro song)

Bean bag song #3- on bean bag cd- (bean bags)

**Cool Bear Hunt Song # 3 Dr. Jean Silly Songs

Toe leg knee song from green Jim Gill CD

I took a bath in a washing machine #4 Jim Gill CD

ABC song (use egg shakers) or colorful scarves

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

Silly Dance Contest #8 Jim Gill Cd (use scarves)

#2 Hands are for clapping Song Yellow Jim Gill CD


 Animal Musical Chairs  

Extension activities for Peter's Chair Book 

Musical Chairs Art Painting Activity 

Chair Yoga Poses for Kids