Five Ripe Strawberries

Berries and Bears!

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: Mister Sun OPENING FINGERPLAY: Two Little Brown Bears I purchased these cute little bear finger puppets came from Cheryl Smith’s Etsy Shop: Little Brown Bear & Dark Brown Bear. I added a little felt berry for each of them to hold to go along with this rhyme…. Two little brown bears eating…

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Life-size Candyland

FAMILY PROGRAM It really doesn’t get much more fun than this friends! The “heavy lifting” part of this program is all of the preparation.  Actually running it is not too labor-intensive. Here’s how we set up…. THE GAMEBOARD We used pieces of taped-down construction paper for the gameboard. The other option – if you know…

five green shamrocks

St. Patrick’s Day

Sometimes it can be a challenge to find good read-alouds for St. Patty’s Day, so this time I decided to go with a combination St. Patrick’s Day/Green theme. OPENING SONG: Mister Sun THEME: Do you know why we are going to talk about the color green today?  What holiday is coming up soon? FLANNEL RHYME: Five…

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OPENING SONG: Mister Sun Early Literacy Tip:  When you’re talking with your preschooler, look for opportunities to use different words to help build his or her vocabulary. A large vocabulary is important for a child who is learning to read. When you’re talking with your preschooler, ask lots of questions that don’t have a ‘yes’…