With our mixed age group we plan activities that span the ages. For our word wall we made puzzle words with "worm," "web," and "wow!" These words were cut zig zag, curved and triangular to allow the younger children an opportunity to match the appropriate "W" to each word to also be a word builder.
Each of our little ones took home a set of word puzzles to practice with at home with the family and from what I heard in response these were a fun family activity that is still being used. YAY! I mean "WOW!"
So we started with this...
Children LOVE sticky!!! They LOVE glue, stickers and tape and we try to use something sticky everyday. This is a great sensory activity and also good for building those itty bitty fine motor skills. We called these "Abstract Webs." The children had SO much fun doing this. First we cut poster board in half and each child received one. I then circled the table over and over and over handing out strips of long, short and medium length painter's tape for each child to stick anywhere on their board. Then we painted, and painted and painted with white paint ALL over the surface.
Not much was left that was "unpainted!" You know how it is around here in pre-k land...we paint the tables, the chairs, arms, legs, bathroom sink... and then we let it all dry :)).
We peeled back the tape very carefully so as to not disturb the paint and we had THIS!!!
HOW AMAZING IS THIS!!! This turned out even more amazing than I thought and the children were SO PROUD!!!
The letter "W" was a fun week. We sang, we read, we cut and glued and painted, we observed, counted, discussed, hypothesized, and LEARNED every minute of every day. We loved, laughed, cried (yep...an occasional temper tantrum and tired babe :)) and loved some more. Ms. Rebecca and I are SO blessed to be with these children. What an amazing way to spend each day!!!
Now onto the letter "X!"
Life is made of moments...
"There isn't anything more full of hope, joy and peace than a child's smile... It captures the mundane and makes it extraordinary." - LaDonna Woolsey
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