Real furry friends is a wonderful start, but if you've been reading this blog, you know we like to offer a LOT of fun learning experiences. This week we also counted the letters in some popular dog names, and put the corresponding number of doggy bones into doggy dishes.
We also counted buttons - groovy buttons - to put on Pete The Cat's shirt. (I drew the Pete shape, made copies, and wrote numbers 3-9 on them.) Fine motor and counting skills anyone?
The library has some beautiful doggy counters, so we put those out with a suggestion to find ways to sort them.
Our final activity was another super messy one, but SO incredibly worth it. I know I've said before that something was my favorite, but.... this was really my favorite!
heard it performed by Eric Litwin, you are missing something special! In the story, Pete steps in strawberries, blueberries, mud and water, and his shoes change colors each time. We chose to use paint instead of fruit and mud, but the results were similar!
After the kiddos left, Ms. Debbie and I snuck out for a quick play in the paint too. I truly thought that would be the end of this particular story.
Post Script: When I got in the shower later that day, I discovered blue tempera paint under my toe nails. If that's not proof that I'm an early childhood teacher, I don't know what is! But like Pete says, "It's all good!"