Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman is a simple but favorite book. In the book, a zookeeper says goodnight to the animals, but the sneaky gorilla grabs the keys and lets himself out. He helps the other animals out as well, and they follow the zookeeper to his home. For our activity, we practiced being sneaky and quiet on our tip-toes, just as the animals had been. Our tip-toe gross motor activity provided an active time after story time that was fun for all.Continue Reading
I’ve mentioned before that my preschooler loves to move! Well, when I suggested we do a circus when we were at the playground last week, she was eager to get started! We did another “circus” in our own backyard circus on our play set and inside as well. Continue Reading
If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll know I love incorporating learning moments into familiar parts of our lives, especially reading favorite picture books. Here are some of our favorite preschool picture book lessons. Some of these book-inspired preschool lessons I’ve blogged about. To see the picture book preschool activities we’ve done, click on the activity description link below. There are many that we have not yet blogged about. Read the preschool picture book lesson activity ideas and let me know if you try them yourself!
To learn about the books, click on the “get book” links. Strawberry (and soon Kitty) and I are working on doing even more activities together. I hope you enjoy the activities too!
Scroll down past the lists for a great giveaway and more ideas.Continue Reading
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle is a fantasy story about a papa and his little girl who loves the moon and dancing. One night, she thinks about dancing with the moon and asks her papa to get the moon for her. Naturally, he gets a ladder and climbs it to the moon. Then the moon explains that he will be smaller soon. So, Papa waits for the moon to get small, and then carries it down to his waiting daughter.
What a perfect way to introduce the concept of moon phases to a little one! As a bonus, the book suggests that we dance. A gross motor activity during reading time is a perfect combination for preschool!