Well, this activity reminded me of just how long it takes to develop plans for a week. It is now nearly 4:00 and I have been working on this all day. Now I did totally get into it, I have to admit but it’s not easy to pull together connected activities even for little ones.
I pushed myself to think in terms of multiple intelligences, laying out each day with little activities focused on each intelligence. The activities are intended to be short and flexible and fun. Seriously, if something turns out to be stressful, stop. It’s not worth it.
Now I’m going to test this blog for how well it will allow me to link my plan to you.
Monday Activities and Links
Any book that you have about spring will work fine. I chose The Rainy Day because it is available read out loud on YouTube so you do not need to actually own the book.
Other book ideas are listed on Pinterest. In fact, I have saved other ideas for this weeks activities on this site as well.
- Ideas for books
- 3 D Rain drop project
- Rain cloud Activity
I have also developed a few simple to print off sheets for you to use.
Other items needed for Monday
Umbrella, clear jar, shaving cream, blue food coloring, somethings to toss into umbrella ( I actually like the idea of using those orphan socks rolled up)
Tuesday Activities and Links
Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Over In the Meadow – Barefoot Books
Songs can be downloaded on Apple Music or Amazon Prime. Here are links to each of them as videos.
The Garden Song – Sung my Peter, Paul and Mary
Walk Outside – Sung by Raffi
Baby Beluga – Sung by Raffi
Rockin’ Robin – Sung by Bobby Day
Other items needed for Tuesday
Old coloring books, glue or glue sticks, potting soil, peat pots or ice cream cones, and seeds.
Wednesday – Activities and Links
Moon Dough recipe
Thursday – Activities and Links
Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand
Make the kite by precutting a diamond from drawing paper. Let them see you cut it and divide it into 4 sections. Let them count the sections. Then give the free choice for how to color it. They could even choose from paint, markers, or crayons whatever you have available.
Make the tail but having colored construction paper cut into small squares with a hole punched in each color.
String the squares on a pipe cleaner that way each piece will stay instead of falling back to the bottom.
Glue the tail onto the finished kite when it is dry.
Add a string at the top of the kite to make it match a completed kite.
(This project may have to be done over the course of the day or even over two days. Little ones don’t have the attention span to to this all at once)
Other items needed for Thursday
Scarves or other items that could be pretend kites
Friday – Activities and Links
Nothing new today. Everything is an option for your child to choose to do again.
This is, hopefully, everything you need for a week of fun activities. As I stated earlier, be flexible. Use other books if you have them or other links if you’d like. The idea is really simply to organize thoughts so that there is a repetition of vocabulary and concepts while varying the activities to meet different learning styles. Little ones have likes and dislikes already. I’m seeing that every day. So if I have varied ideas planned then if one isn’t a hit maybe the next one will be. And always, when possible give choices within the activity.
Remember to keep it:
M -ake it fun
I -llustrate but…
E -njoy the time with them