Thursday, December 20, 2012

Theme Thursday: Wheels Roll

For our last story time before winter break- a two week stretch where we don't have any programming so we can plan for story times and elementary programs into the next year- we focused on wheels. A surprise visit from a local school group doubled our story time size.

Song: Good Morning Dear Earth
Flannel: Little Mouse
Finger Play: I Had a Little Turtle
Book: Bicycle Race by Donald Crews

Action Rhyme: Big, Big, Big
Song: Open, Shut Them
Flannel: The Wheels on the Bus

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Song: Turn Around

Make and Take Craft: Color Wheels
These little guys are great for hand eye coordination and if you launch them just right they'll fly like helicopters too!

-card stock
-masking tape
-hole punch

Process: Before story time I cut the cardstock into circles just larger than a normal jar lid. I also punched one hole in the center of each circle. After story time we colored the disks, stuck a straw through the hole and taped it in place. When you roll the straw back and forth between your hands, the colored disk spins and the colors blur together.

Time: Prep took 10 minutes, the craft took 15 to make and another 20 to get over how cool playing with it was.

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