Wednesday, March 7, 2018

H is for House Theme (UPDATED)

H is for House Theme 

Show them the craft picture today and ask what letter do they see and what is the other part a picture of? Yes, a House and H is for House. Do you think other animals or even bugs have a type of house?

Today we will be talking about different houses and then we will decorate a house to take home in just a little while.
  This is also perfect time to teach your child about their house- color of door- one story or two, their address, and phone number in case of Emergency!

READ: Books 

A House is a  House for Me By Mary Anne Hobberman
The House In the Night by Susan Marie Swanson
The House That Zack Built By Alison Murray 

The Napping House By Audrey Wood

Tumble Bumble By Felicia Bond

My House By Byron Barton

The Big Orange Splot By Daniel Manus Pinkwater

Pete the Cat and the Tip Top Tree House By James Dean

If I Built a House By Chris Van Dusen

The Little House By Virginia
Lee Burton 
Leap Back Home To Me By Lauren Thompson
Houses and Homes By Ann Morris
This is the House that Jack Built By Simms Taback
A New House for Mouse By Petr Horacek 
Too Tall Houses By Gianna Marino 

Three Little Pigs By Emily Bolam
Home By Alex T Smith
The Three Little Pigs By Parragon Books


Fingerplay: “Here is a House”

Here is a house built up high (hands over head to make a roof)
With two big chimneys reaching for the sky (raise arms up high)
Here is a window (draw a square)
Here is a door (pretend to open a door)
If we look inside (peek through fingers)
There’s a mouse on the floor! (scamper fingers away)
Credit: Perry Public Library & Storytime Katie

Fingerplay: “Houses”

Here is a nest for robin (cup both hands)
Here is a hive for bee (fists together)
Here is a hole for bunny (make a circle)
And here is a house for ME! (make a roof)
Credit: Perry Public Library & Storytime Katie 

FINGERPLAY: Tap at the Door
Tap at the door,
Tap one hand with fingers of other
Peep in,
Form fingers into rings around eyes.
Turn the knob,
Make turning motion with other hand.
Walk in,
Walk fingers of one hand on palm of other.
And – shut the door!
Clap loudly.
Credit Sunflower Storytime

FLANNEL: Whose House? Guessing Game
What animal lives in a pond?  A tree?  A nest? A barn?  A cave?  Cover each animal with its’ house, and let children guess! If they need extra help, make the noise of the animal (Moooo!) or give them a clue. Whose House Felt Board Idea- Credit Sunflower Storytime

Whose House Animal Clipart Printable 
Whose House House Pattern Printable 

Another Movement activity: I have 10 laminated Houses pattern printable color with a laminated cartoon mouse   or
 mouse with overalls option if you want to play the hiding game with them you can using a feltboard—(I used with the toddlers) ask little mouse little mouse are you behind the ____color (name) house? House pattern credit to sunflower storytime

 If your happy and you know it – (clap hands, stomp feet, shout hooray)

# 2 Can’t wait to Celebrate –Blue Jim Gill (irrational anthem disc)-

  • clap our hands,
  • stamp feet,
  • wave hello,
  • bounce up and down,
  • clap hands along with the song

# 5  Toe, Leg Knee Song -Green Jim Gill CD

 Alphabet Song with the egg shakers

 Itsy Bitsy Spider or Twinkle Twinkle little star with egg shakers

#2 Hands are clapping Yellow Jim Gill CD ( Hands are clapping, toes are tapping, fingers are snapping/wiggling, knees are for slapping, teeth are brushing, hands are for clapping

 #8 Silly Dance Contest Jim Gill Yellow CD use with colorful scarves (blue bag in wooden cabinet)


H is for House Pattern Template idea inspired by Pinterest and

Perfect opportunity to get out blocks, legos, or even Lincoln Logs to build a house just like your child's House!

Picture credit to babies, toddlers, - Make three Little Pigs Houses

Use a paper lunch bag stuffed with newspaper or paper towel so it stands up right on its own. Then use markers or scrap construction paper for windows and door and roof to make it a house.

Glue down construction paper shapes to make a house - triangle roof, square body of house- rectangle door and so on.

Free Moving and House Worksheet for Preschoolers 

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