Friday, October 15, 2010

P is for Pets

This week we did a little pet theme at our house and preschool co-op.  Here are some of the activities we did:

Books:

Hi Cat! By Ezra Jack Keats
Pet Show by Ezra Jack Keats

Discussion questions:

Pull out the pet word cards. Talk about the different pets and what they need.

Bring in various stuffed animal pets. Have the children tell what each animal is. Talk about how we take care of the animals. Do they have a pet? What kind of pet would they like? 

Using their stuffed animals, have them create a pet show. 


 After reading some of the stories the girls took turns playing the dog color match game found here.


 Then we colored a stick puppet parrot. (I can't remember the source--will try to find it.)

 Later in the week we talked about how God wants us to care for our pets. I created two pet coloring sheets---one with "God wants us to care for our pets" and one that just says "Pp is for Pets".  Feel free to use them!

One of the activities I wanted to do this year with my almost 4yr. old was to develop a word wall. Well I just don't have the wall space to do that. Carissa at 1+1+1=1 came up with ABC cards that fit in a baseball card sleeve. Since we are using those and already have our notebook set up, I decided to create a couple of themed word cards (I'll be sharing more of them in the next couple of weeks). My daughter loves to "read" her notebook. You can download the PET THEMED WORD CARDS here.



For more preschool ideas check out:
preschool corner

abc button

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4 Comments:

Blogger Michelle said...

Looks great! We sorta had a pet theme focused on dogs this week (will share next week). The dog color matching game would have been perfect!

October 16, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Mozer said...

Thanks Michelle! Looking forward to your post next week! :)

October 16, 2010 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Jolanthe said...

great idea!!

October 19, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing :-)

October 19, 2010 at 1:54 PM  

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