Friday, November 5, 2010

J is for Jungle

This week we did a jungle theme for both Totschool and Preschool. I came up with this J is for Jungle letter craft using craft foam. The animal heads were from a stick puppet kit I got on clearance from Joann's Fabric.

Then the little girls played with jungle animals that I picked up from the Target Dollar Spot.

We also counted the animals, named them, and arranged them by size.

Each day my preschooler had a different jungle animal scissor practice page from her Kumon cutting book.
I also picked up this 3-part jungle puzzle from the Target Dollar Spot (though it was $2.50) My tot had fun doing this puzzle. It was a fun addition to our unit.

At the beginning of the week we did our letter J cut and paste page, do-a-dot page, and picture cards.

I pulled out our Jungle Puzzles lapbook I made for Homeschool Share (Homeschool Share doesn't let me direct-link, so you'll have to scroll down to the middle of the page to find the download links)

And I made some jungle word cards to go along with our unit. You can download the word cards here: Jungle Word Cards.
And with the extra craft pieces we made stick puppets.

A monkey for my little monkey :)

The Umbrella by Jan Brett
The Umbrella Unit-free download from Homeschool Share
Roar! A Noisy Counting Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Touch and Feel Jungle Animals

For More Preschool and Toddler Ideas check out:

preschool corner

Tot School

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Blogger KJ said...

Looks like ya'll had a great J-Jungle week!! I'm stopping by from the Preschool Corner link up.

November 5, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger sbswtp said...

I love the J is for Jungle!!!! So great :)

November 5, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Wonder Mom said...

Ahhhhh- this will add so much to our J study when we get there! Thank you for sharing!

November 5, 2010 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Kelli said...

Thanks so much, for everything! You made my TOP TEN referrers for the month of October! See your link at:

November 5, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Dorie said...

These are great hands on learning activities!

November 7, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Giggly Girls said...

Great theme!!!

November 7, 2010 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger jess_hak said...

Thanks for the tip off that Target changed their bins! I ran out that day and picked up those cute 3-part puzzles and about $20 dollars worth of other stuff they had there lol :) I love Target's Dollar Spot!

November 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger welcome to our wonderland said...

LOVE the J is for Jungle!

November 8, 2010 at 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like a great week! I love all of the resources that you gathered together.

November 8, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Peterson Party said...

Awesome ideas! We are getting ready to work on J next and I have been having the hardest time deciding what the theme would be. Love the Jungle ideas!

November 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM  

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