"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."

John 10:10

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Little Activities

What do I do with the littles while I work with the older kids?  

I set them up with a "special" activity that is reserved only for school time.  These are things the girls can do independently, and they don't make too big of a mess.  Here is what is in my bag of tricks for this year...
  • big coloring book with markers
  • decorate foam door hangers
  • play with beans and measuring cups
  • Leap Frog Letter Factory video
  • Create a House game
  • pattern blocks
  • sort teddy bear counters in an egg carton
  • Discovery Toys farm game
  • Playful Shapes
  • cut out pictures from magazine and paste on to construction paper
  • Play Doh
  • puzzles
  • Bendaroos
  • linking cubes

Read Alouds for 2012-1013

Little Women
Twenty-One Balloons
The Singing Tree
The Bread Winner
Anne Frank:  Life In Hiding
Rosa Parks:  My Story
Wind In The Willows
Railway Children