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Y is for You

We are so close to the end of our curriculum I am looking forward to outdoor activities :).
Our letter focus is y is for you.

Bible
Our new story is Jesus calls the childrrn. This weeks story is very short, only two pages so we aren't spending a lot of time reading, but this allows for us to have a lot of time for discussion. 

To go with our theme of "you" we talked about how each child was special to Jesus. Then we took turns telling eachother how the other family members were special to us.  This is always a great building/positive activity.  I encouraged the Dragons to think of different things then what was already said. 

Little Dragon has been copiying alot so it helped him come up with ideas.

Doll Dragon has been assuming negative things when others are complimented,  this was a good activity to see that we are all special in different ways and it is good to appreciate others special qualities without feeling bad about yourself.

I used the felt bored to tell the story too. (Although you will notice someone lost my felt Jesus.)


White
The Dragons explored the house for white objects.


Alphabet
The motion this week is to point at someone and say "y-y-you".



We made y pencil toppers.












Little Dragon did a highlighter y activity in his week folder


Doll Dragon did a word search for y words.



Crafts
all about me book
Materials: 

  • white paper
  • picture of the child
  • pencil
These books were simple to make.  This book is very open to individuality, you can make it as big or small as you would like.  
The one's I made were only 5 pages because I know my dragons do not have a high attention span. 

I dotted out sentences and The Dragons traced over each sentence and then drew a picture to go with that sentence.

I included: 
  1. My name is
  2. I am _ years old
  3. This is my family
  4. I like to_
  5. I like to_
The Dragons enjoyed making these books about themselves and adding the picture to the front when the books were finished was the icing on the cake. Kids do love to talk about themselves. ;)




When The Dragons were finished I asked them each which was their favorite page. 










Little Dragons favorite was the birthday cake page.









Doll Dragons favorite was her drawing of herself listening to music with headphones.









Foam bath toy
Materials: 

  • white foam
  • markers
  • scissors
We used the white foam The Dragons found during their white exploring.
Foam sticks to the wall so I had the kids make their own bath toys using the foam.
They were allowed to use markers on it as well.  This was a.very open activity. They both ended up using all of their foam and cutting out many creative shape.









Sensory
To go with the letter y the dragons had a yarn sensory bin.  To start it off I gave them each a pair of scissors, a bowl, and a roll of yarn. 

They cut the yarn however they wanted; long, short, medium, and in between.


They cut yarn as long as they are tall.  

They enjoyed the cutting practice 

 and the decision making
 When they were finished cutting they grabbed some plastic spoons for some stirring.


This sensory activity was not very messy, super cheap, and entertained the kids for a very long time.  Triple win for mom!

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