This week while studying frogs and toads in our nature study, we rowed Play with Me. An adorable little story about a little girl who goes to the meadow and tries to get some animals to play with her. After they all run away from her, she finally sits down by the meadow, and after she sits awhile each of the animals slowly come to sit with her.
Alexa loved the story.
I found a cute paper plate frog last year, that I had Treyton do, it was neat to have Lexie do it now, too.
After it dried we taped/stapled all the pieces together, and Alexa insisted on coloring on the eyes herself instead of using googly eyes. She is a very independent worker, as well as efficient and quick – our biggest challenge is keeping her occupied.
Paper Frog Craft
Alexa completed this paper frog craft from DLTK completely on her own (minus the cutting out). I showed her how it was supposed to look, but she did all of the placing, gluing work herself.
One of my favorite activities was when both of the kids completed a frog parts page from 2 Teaching Mommies.
I also had Lexie color and assemble a frog life cycle wheel to add to her lapbook. Treyton was doing one for his, so it seemed appropriate. She appreciated the big girl work.
Where’s the Frog?
I got this game from the Homeschool Creations Preschool Pack and it was so much fun for both of the kids!!
We ended up playing it 5 times on the first day!!
First I had the kids work together and to put the numbers 1-20 in order.
Lexie pretty much has her shapes down, but one of the ways we like to review is to play with our Melissa and Doug Pattern Shapes. One of the ones I picked out for her to do this week was the turtle, to go along with our book.
Frog Number Order
We did two different number activities from 1+1+1=1 pond preschool pack. Lexie put numbers 1-6 in order as well as matched the numbers 1-6 with the correct number of frogs.
This was a large game, so I only did 2 of the 4 pattern pages. She had a hard time with the different green ones, but overall did really well.
Don’t Froget Audrey
Audrey got in on painting, too, while Lexie worked on her paper plate frog. I got her a bowl of water and a paintbrush and she went to town on her high chair --- I think she might be a great painter some day!!
We kept really busy this week with lots of frog activities, Lexie loved all the attention and kept asking for “More, more, more” I actually had to find more activities half through the week – the kind of problem you want to have!!
At the end of the week I also had Lexie narrate the story herself to add to her lapjournal pages. This is what she said:
“Went up the sun and a grasshopper went away in the tree, and the froggy went away in the grass, a turtle sitting down to get warm and them don’t play with me now.
And an acron went away in the tree, the chipmunk went right in the tree.
And the bird go away and a rabbit go away in the trees – and she was trying to get him with her hands.
And the snake had to go.
Her sitting down at the water. The water was making noise, I hear a spider making noise on the water.
Now the animals play!!”