Friday, May 21, 2010

Preschool Corner ~ Ocean Week 2

We are still learning about the ocean and all the fascinating creatures that live there.

Book of the Week and Craft

We read lots of books this week, but Aiden’s favorite books were Clumsy Crab and The Magic School Bus Gets Crabby

Clumsy Crab (Tiger Tales)    The Magic School Bus Gets Crabby (Scholastic Reader, Level 2)

I found a cute crab craft here.   We changed our crab a little and added toothpicks to the small Styrofoam balls, the eyes, so they would stick up and adding claws cut out of construction paper.

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Letters, Numbers and Colors

Aiden still doesn’t understand the difference between a letter and number.  He calls everything letters ~ such as “that is the letter 1”.  To help him understand the difference between a letter and number we played a Number or Letter ~ Sorting Activity.  I added foam letters and numbers to a pan of water and gave him a small strainer to fish out them out.


I printed pages titled Letters and Numbers, put them in page protectors so the letters and numbers would stick, and taped them to the wall.IMG_2537

He would say the letter or number and the color and stick it the correct sheet. IMG_2543


I gave Aiden a container of dirt and grass and a container of water. 


He sorted our plastic animals into the containers ~animals that live on land and animals that live in the water.

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Lunch Time

Just for fun ~ we had octopus hot dogs and


clam cookies for our lunch one day.


That was our week!  To check out more Preschool ideas and activities visit Preschool Corner!



Joesette said...

Oh my goodness! How cute are those octopus hotdogs and the clam cookies are wonderful!

How creative of you!

Debbie said...

I love the little crab! It looks like you had a great week!

Whiteboard Workshop said...

Way to make sorting more fun! Love the crab cookies and the hot dog. We are doing ocean now too so thanks for the ideas.

Discovering Montessori said...

I love your land/water activity!! Looks like you guys had a fun week.

Anonymous said...

Everything was adorable! I think I would eat a hot dog if it was on my plate like that! Love the land/water animal sort!

Rebecca said...

Not surprisingly, everything you did was AWESOME! And i mean everything!

Jolanthe said...

Those clam cookies are CUTE...and of course the sorting activity is great. :)

Donette said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I am so excited. I start scrolling down the page and I see the crab activity...very cute...scroll some more and the Number/letter activity has me almost jumping off my chair! such a great idea!..scroll down and then there is your land/water animals activity and Go and click my scrapbook button with saves the page because I am DEFINITELY putting this in the "to do" file!
Thanks for sharing!

Raising a Happy Child said...

I love your crab craft and lunch snacks - looks like you had a great ocean week.

Elizabeth said...

Wow Cindy -- your creativity is impressive! We are thrilled that you were able to work our book The Clumsy Crab into your plans! We posted your blog on our facebook page. Are you a fan yet?
We are also on twitter!
Happy Reading,
Elizabeth Bennett
tiger tales

Kristi said...

Great ideas!! I just found your blog and look forward to reading more :).

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your sensory activities. What a great ideas!

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