Families

Big turnout this week!  Of course we started with our…. Opening Song and lucky us we got to say hello to the MAYOR this week too!!

BOOK: Families by Ann Morris

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Lovely book about families of all shapes and sizes from all over the world.  This book’s beautiful message is that everyone is a part of a family and all children are loved.

GAME CUBE!- check out the link to these fun songs we pick by rolling our Game Cube dice!

We got to “Grow a Banana” for the second week in a row.  This concerned a few Wiggleworms, but that is the way the dice rolls sometimes!!

BOOK: Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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This is one of my absolute favorite books!  It is just adorable, not to mention ridiculously clever.  Tells the story of Spoon learning to appreciate the things that make him unique.  I also think it is hilarious, and the kids loved it – grown-ups too!

SHUFFLE DANCE: Check out our dance list here!

I am still in awe how Raffi’s “Brush Your Teeth” calms the group right down.

BOOK: Chloe by Peter McCarthy

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This is another of my favorite new finds.  Chloe is the middle rabbit in a family of 21 kids!! Yikes!  Chloe is not happy when after dinner play time is interrupted by Dad bringing home a new tv set.  She thinks playing with the box and bubble wrap are much more fun, and she is right!

Magnet Board Game:  Family BINGO

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This was a lot of fun and everyone did such a nice job listening to the directions!
For the full scoop on how we played this game as well as the .pdf download of the bingo boards please click here: Family BINGO

Book: A Family Like Yours by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

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Another well done book about how different families can be – they can look different and can also enjoy different activities.

CRAFT:  Family Thankfulness Wreath

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MATERIALS:

Paper plate with circle pre-cut out of center
Ribbon/String
Masking Tape
Pre-cut construction paper leaves in fall colors
Markers
Glue Stick

DIRECTIONS:

This craft worked well because it is so easily adaptable to a wide variety of ages.  Older kids wrote family names and things they were thankful for on each leaf, some kids asked a grown-up to help. Younger kids drew or pretended to write on their leaves.  Some kids chose to just glue the sticks to the paper plate wreath.  The paper plates were pre-cut and the ribbon hanger was taped to the back of the plate before Story Time to make things easier for everyone.

Closing Rhyme & Song

How it Went:

Nice to have a big group and everyone was so well behaved.  The BINGO game was a lot of fun!  Thanks to all of the grown-ups who helped out. Hope to see everyone next week for Turkeys!

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