Saturday, February 4, 2017

Oh, Boy! Preschool Camp Week 6

Week 6!
Hello, hello!  How is your preschool camp going?  Are you having a blast?!  I sure hope so.  

Are you ready for a new week of taking chance, making mistakes and getting messy? Grab you supply list and let's get started.

Monday - February 6, 2017
Today's activities include:

1. Letter Cup Cover
(letters A-L recognition)

To prepare for this activity you will need to tape (use painters tape) a piece of large paper or multiple pieces of paper on the floor.  Write letters A - L on the paper.  Label the bottom of paper cups with letters A - L.  Have your child(ren) match the cups to the letters on the paper.  You can make it more difficult by having lower case letters on the paper and uppercase on the cups.

2. Number Line Jump
(number recognition and gross motor)

For this activity place strips of painters tape about a foot apart.  Label them numbers 1-10.  Have you child(ren) hope from line to line saying the numbers that they land on.  You can increase the difficulty by drawing dots, tally marks, ten tables or writing the number word.

You can even hop like a bunny, bounce like a kangroo, crawl like a dog, etc.  Have fun as you discover numbers!

3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
(star shape, life skills and motor development)

For this activity/lunch your child will prepare a star shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

First cut out large stars from bread with a star shaped cookie cutter.  Cut a little star out of the middle of one of the big stars.

2. Spread peanut butter and jelly on the big star.  If you have aproicot or orange marmalade it would be a great way to add in the color of the week.

Or add honey!

Put the star with the little star cut out on top and eat!

4. Big/Little
(size sequencing)

This week we will be adding the song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" to our activities.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Start by singing our song of the week.  The let your child(ren) discover small and big.  Compare star sizes, order them from largest to biggest and vise versa, find the biggest star, find the smallest star, etc.

You can grab your star size sequencing stars in my Space Size Sequencing packet on my TpT store.  It will be 50% off this week only!

Tuesday - February 7, 2017
Today's activities include:

1. Number Blocks
(1-10 number recognition, counting and eye hand coordination)

For this activity you will need blocks (we used Jenga blocks) and number cards.  Have your child(ren) stack up the blocks to create the correct number.

Don't forget to have fun building with the blocks!

2. Dance with streamers
(orange color and gross motor)

To prepare for this activity you will need the extra wooden skewers from last week to make streamer wands.  Using scissor cut off the pointy part of the skewer.  Hot glue orange ribbon onto one end of the skewer.

For this activity add music and dance with your orange streamers!  My kids loved this activity and have played it may times since.

3. Q-tip shapes
(fine motor and shape recognition)

For this activity give your child(ren) Q-tips and instruct them to make shapes.

My kids LOVED this activity.  They spent so much time with it.

My kindergartner added much more to this house after I took the picture!

4. Cutting
(cutting skills and star shape)

To prepare for this activity fold a piece on construction paper in half (hamburger style) and cut the paper in half.  Draw lines and add star stickers on the ends.  

For this activity your child(ren) will cut on the lines up to the star stickers.  To increase the difficulty make zigazag lines or curvy lines.

4. Calm Down Jars
(star shape, engineering, motor skills and science)

First sing our song of the week.  Now, let's make a night time sky!

Oh boy! This was a fun and messy activity (which is why the pictures are a little blurry...sorry).  You will need plastic bottles, corn syrup, hot water, glitter glue and star sequins.

First, empty the plastic bottles, rinse out the bottle and peel of the labels.

Pour 1 1/2 cups corn syup into a measuring glass.  Add 1/2 cup of hot/warm water.  Mix.

Add glitter glue.  We chose black and blue glitter glue to make a night sky!  Mix.

Pour the mixture into the plastic bottle.

Using a funnel add your star sequins.

Shake.  Then an more hot/warm water to fill the bottle if you need to.  Tightly screw on the lid...glue on for more protection.

Wednesday - February 8, 2017
Today's activities include:

1. Ten Frame Number Puzzles
(number recognition and counting)

Work on number recognition or counting with these fun ten frame number puzzles.  You child(ren) will match up the number or count and then add the number to the puzzle board.

Get your ten frame number puzzles in my Oh, Boy! Number Preschool Mega Bundle at my TpT store.

2. Peel Oranges
(fine motor and color orange)

For this activity have your child(ren) will peel mandarine oranges.  I had to start my preschool and toddlers for them.  But they all were able to peel the entire orange by themselves!

3. Cardboard Box with Lights
(imagination and "stars")

Okay, so this activity may be a stretch for star shape, but my kids sure did have a fun time.  They played for hours (over 4 hours)!  To set this activity up get a large cardboard box and a twinkle lights to the top.

At first it was their car garage!  It was even their dinner table when it was time to eat.

Thursday - February 9, 2017
Today's activities include:

1. Picture matching
(letters Aa-Ll)

Have your child put together these cute alphabet puzzles!

You can get your FREE alphabet puzzles from Kidsparkz.

2. Apple Stars
(star shape and science)

For this activity slice apples.  I sliced them for my children.  Then we were able to discover the hidden star shape inside of the apple.

5. Sticker Fun
(star shape and fine motor)

After you are done singing the song of the week tell your child(ren) that we get to make a star sparkle like a diamond!

For this activity add star stickers to the lines on the star printable!

You can get your printable in the Sticker Fun packet on my TpT store.  It will be 50% off this week only!

Friday - February 10, 2017
Today's activities include:

1. Kabobs
(motor skills and letter K)

For letter K we made kabobs.  Give your child wooden skewers and fruit to make their own fruit kabob snack.

2. Number Boats
(number recognition, counting and sensory)

For this activity you will need a pool noodle, wooden sticks, construction paper, permant maker and lamination sheets.  Or you can use foam sheets.  I chose to do orange to tie in our color of the week.

First cut your pool into discs.

Make triangles out of construction paper or foam.  Write numerals 1-10 on one side and the cooresponding number dots on the other side.

Laminate and cut out.  Leave a thick boarder to make them water resistant.

Hot glue the small wooden sticks to the side of the triangle to make a sail.

Poke the sail into the pool noodles to create sail boats.

Add to the tub and let your child(ren) play and explore.

3. Orange popsicles
(orange color, cooking and science)

For this activity you will need 8 oranges, juicer, pitcher, strainer and popsicle maker.

First have your child(ren) carefully and under adult supervision cut oranges in half.

Next have your child(ren) juice the orange halves with a juicer...they may need help getting all of the juice out of the oranges.

Pour the juice from the juicer into a pitcher.  If you want place a strainer on top of the pitcher to remove the pulp.  Pour the orange juice into the posicle molds.

Freeze for a few hours and then eat!  So yummy and fresh!!!

4. Glow in the Dark Stars with Beans
(star shape and sensory)

Add dried black beans and glow in the dark stars to your sensory bin.  Let your child(ren) play and explore.  My kiddos did this activity for over an hour.  They love sensory time!  To make it even more fun place your bucket in a darker room (not pitch black).

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