Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Blocks and Building


Blocks and Building 

Show different picture examples of buildings- towers, office building, house. Then show examples of blocks or other building materials like cups, playing cards, building straws. Today we are sharing books about blocks and building and in just a few minutes we will work together to build on of these fun examples.  


Blocks By Irene Dickson
Rex Wrecks It!  By Ben Clanton
Bigger, Bigger By Leslie Patricelli
Block City By Robert Louise Stevenson
Crash! Boom! A Math Tale By Robie H. Harris
 Building Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building By Christy Hale 

This Is Big
This is big, big, big (Hold arms to the side)
This is small, small, small (Cups hand together)
This is short, short, short (Hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall, tall, tall (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast, fast, fast (Circle fists quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (Circle fists slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (Nod head)
This is no, no, no (Shake head no)

 Credit Storytime Katie

The Wiggles
A wiggle wiggle here,
A wiggle wiggle there,
Wiggle your hands up in the air.
Wiggle your shoulders,
Wiggle your hips,
Wiggle your knees,
And move your lips.
Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle.
And wiggle some more –
And now let’s sit down on the floor.

Credit Storytime Katie

Fingerplay: “Dance Your Fingers Up”
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on you head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed
Credit: Best Kids Book Site and Storytime Katie 

Laurie Berkner- CD I Really Love to Dance
I Took a Bath in a Washing Machine Song By Jim Gill CD
The Silly Dance Contest Song By Jim Gill CD
The List of Dances Song By Jim Gill CD
 Shake My Sillies Out By Raffi  CD
Kidz Bop Greatest Hits CD (2016) Popular clean versions of radio songs like Uptown Funk, Happy, Shake It Off , Call Me Maybe, Gangnam Style, etc. 
Row Row Row Your Boat Song, If your Happy and You Know It, Skip to My Lou, Hokey Pokey- from Songs For Wiggle Worms CD- By Old Town School of Folk Music


Have a building party! Get out different building materials- wood or foam blocks, red plastic cups, boxes, legos, duplos, plastic straws (colored), marshmallows or gum drops and toothpicks. either have the children build alone or as teams of 2-3 depending on the size of your group.  Give them different picture examples of things to build. Gather them to compete for speed relays- set a timer and see how high they can build a tower, a bridge etc.

Blocks of Fun activities 

Duplo Block Painting

Color Block Puzzles  

 Lego Pattern Cards 

Math block Activities for Preschool 

Block activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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