This week was jam packed with Earth Day themed fun We learned about recycling, planting trees, and of course, the planet Earth!
So here were our plans for this weeks Earth theme:
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And here is what we actually did:
Our favorite books this week were:
The Earth Book By Todd Parr
Michael Recycle By Ellie Bethel
The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein
Curious George Plants a Tree By Monica Perez
The Lorax By Dr. Seuss
Paper Plate Earth:
Earth Dot Painting:
I love encouraging Madelynn to use different materials when we paint and create different crafts together. For this Earth painting we used a simple Earth outline and a cotton swab dipped in paint to create small dots.
Tree Sticky Window:
After reading The Giving Tree, and talking about all of the things trees give us, we worked on this tree sticky window project. First, I taped contact paper to window, sticky side out of course. Madelynn used tissue paper squares to make the trunk and branches and added foam leaf shapes.
Truffula Tree Craft:
Foot Paint Earth:
Clean Up the Yard:
Truffula Tree Toss:
Recycled Bag Kites:
Nature Walk Checklist:
We pulled out our nature walk checklist again this week and looked for all of the wonderful things our Earth has to offer.
Earth Day Theme Snacks:
Fruit Earth: Start with a large rice cake. Cut up kiwi and arrange kiwi and blueberries to create an Earth.
Green & Blue Sensory Play:
In this sensory bin: Shaving cream, blue & green paint, and plastic animals
Recycling Sensory Bin:
In this sensory bin: Black beans, pictures of recyclables and trash
Play Dough Earth:
In this sensory bin: Blue & green play dough and laminated Earth outline
Planting Trees Sensory Bin:
In this sensory bin: Black beans, pipe cleaners, and green pouch tops
Truffula Tree Play Dough:
In this sensory bin: Play Dough, pipe cleaners, and pom poms
And here are the themes that will be coming as we begin our last month of tot school!
And if you want to catch up on our past Tot School Activities, you can find them all here: