Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Fun

St. Patrick's Day
Learning Activities
Pot of Gold Addition
Skills:  Addition, counting
Cut out Pot of gold shapes from black and yellow construction paper
Roll dice to make addition sentences.  Add the numbers together and glue the correct sum (gold pieces) in to the pot

Addie doing the Pot of Gold Addition!

Pot of Gold Numbers
Skills:  number recognition, counting
Just like above glue the pots of gold onto paper along with 3 different numbers.
Count out the corresponding number of pieces of gold and the pieces of gold onto the pot!

Tana gluing her pieces of gold onto the number 2  pot!

This is a  . . . .  flip book
Skills:  coloring, reading
Here is the link for this St. Patrick's Day Flip Book

Shamrock Scissor Practice
Skills:  Cutting, coloring, gluing

One Little Leprechaun
Skills:  Math - counting, number recognition
Here is the link to this Leprechaun counting  printable
This also includes a cute song!

Here is the link to all of these St. Patrick's Day Math and Literacy activities found below!
                                                      Pots of Gold Rhyming                                                    
Skills:  rhyming, short vowel sounds

 Leprechaun Sentence  Scramble  
Skills:high frequency words, writing, basic sentence structure

          Adding Shamrocks
                                                          Skills: writing numbers adding

Lucky Gold - Tens and Ones
Skills:  counting with tens, writing numbers

Lucky Shamrock Words!
Skills:  reading high frequency words, following directions

Here is the link for these fun reading Leprechaun themed games found below!
Pots of Gold Beginning Sounds
 Skills:  beginning sounds, letter writing

Pot of Gold Ending Sounds
Skills:  ending sounds

Pot of Gold Words
Skills:  making cvc words
Cut out pots of gold.  
Print off gold coins
Write word endings on the coins and paste them onto the pots of gold
Directions:  Make words that have the same word endings as on the pot of gold!

All About St. Patrick's Day Book
Here is link for this kid friendly, printable, informational book about St. Patrick's Day!  I read this simple 5 page books to the kiddos, so they had a better understanding of what St. Patrick's Day is all about.

Leprechaun Rainbow Hat
Trace a Leprechaun Hat onto green paper
Cut out a black strip from black construction paper and a yellow buckle from gold paper.  
Cut out strips of blue, green, yellow, orange and red paper
Directions:  Cut out the hat.
Glue on the black strip and yellow buckle.
Flip the hat over and glue on the rainbow strips.  (We glued our strips on the wrong way - as you can see, so make sure when you flip the hat over to start gluing on the right side of the hat!)

Paper Plate Leprechaun
Color a paper plate with a skin tone crayon
Cut a hat from green paper along with a black strip and a yellow buckle
Cut squares of orange tissue paper
Glue the orange squares of tissue paper around the edge of the paper plate
Glue on the hat and accessories to the hat
Draw a face on the leprechaun
Add more tissue paper squares for the beard and hair

Clothespin Pot of Gold
Cut a black pot of gold from craft foam
Cut gold coins from yellow craft foam
Directions:  Paint the clothes pins - red, orange, yellow, green and blue
Let the clothespins dry
Glue the gold coins onto the pot of gold
Stick craft foam letters onto the pot to spell each name.
Clip on the painted clothespins

Muffin Paper Shamrock
These were so easy to make.  Here are the directions!
We used watercolor paint instead food coloring!

Shamrock Paper Plate Hats
Draw a shamrock onto a paper plate
Color or paint both sides of the paper plate
Cut out the middle of the plate and around the shamrock

Rainbow Chain Pot of Gold!
Here is the link where I found this cute Rainbow Chain project 
Cut out a pot of gold from black paper
Cut out 7 gold coins for each pot of gold
Glue the coins to the top of the pot
Cut a black strip of paper and tape it in a loop to the back of the pot
Cut strips from - red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple paper 
Loop the purple strip through the black handle of the pot of gold and staple
Continue with the blue strip, then green . . .  until finished

Friday, March 7, 2014

Dr. Seuss Fun!

Dr. Seuss
Thing 1 and Thing 2
Paint 3/4 of a craft stick red
Glue on a turquoise feather
Glue on googly eyes and draw a mouth
Glue the Thing 1 or Thing 2 circle onto the craft stick

Left Foot, Right Foot
I typed up a 1/2 sheet that says
Left foot, Right foot
Feet, Feet, Feet
Oh, how many feet you meet!
Paint the two feet, two different colors and press them onto the paper.

Horton Hand print
I typed up a half sheet of that says:
A Person's a person no matter how small!
Paint a hand grayish blue and press them onto the paper.
When dry draw on the details with black marker.

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Cut out a fish bowl shape out of white paper
Paint one hand red and one hand blue and press them onto the fish bowl.
When dry draw on the facial features

Cat In The Hat Footprint
Type and print:
“We looked!
Then we saw him step in on the mat!
We looked!
And we saw him!
The Cat in the Hat!
-Dr. Seuss
Paint a foot (starting on the heel) red, white, red, white, red, black
Press foot onto blue construction paper - let dry
Draw on eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers
Glue the quote from The Cat In The Hat  below the footprint

Cat In The Hat Paper Plate
Cut a hat shape out of red paper
Cut three strips out of white paper
Cut a bow tie out of red paper
Directions:  Glue the white strips onto the red hat
Staple the hat and the bow tie to the plate
Draw a face on the paper plate

Green Eggs and Ham Candy!
Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave and stir until smooth
Spread the chips on wax paper (make the melted chips look like eggs)
Place a green M&M on the melted chip mixture

The Lorax 
Trace hands on yellow paper
Cut out the hands, 2 eyes and two yellow eyebrows.  
Glue the hands, eyes and eyebrows to a piece of orange construction paper
Draw on a nose with black paper

Learning Activities
Cat In The Hat Writing Rhyming Words
Skills:  CVC words, writing words, 
I created a page with Cat In The Hat hats on it.  I wrote common vowel consonant word ending on each hat.  I had Addie write a word with the same ending and then come up with and write 2 more words that rhyme.  For example for the at hat- I said write mat.  Then she wrote two more words - hat and cat.

One Fish Two Fish Goldfish Counting
Skills:  Counting, colors, 
I made a counting sheet  and drew in the fish.
I gave Tana a small bowl of Goldfish Crackers and she placed each fish on the sheet in the correct box.  She counted each fish and we talked about how many of each color fish were on her sheet of paper.

Books that we read -   
All By Dr. Seuss
Cat In The Hat
Horton Hears a Who
The Foot Book
Green Eggs and Ham
1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish