This year I want to be a little less haphazard about my two little one’s activities. A4 will continue to have her one hour school with me doing Mathusee Primer and Jolly Phonics. I want to be more purposeful about the fun school I do with the two little girls. To this end I’ve created a Preschool Adventure Box and a written frame-work with which to organise my planning of the short units I do with them. Each week the two youngest are given a preschool adventure work box full of lots of exciting activities for them to do throughout the week.
ABC Bunny is a lyrical poem, based on the alphabet, about a bunny who is scared away from his nest by a falling red apple. As he runs away he meets new friends and finally other bunnies. This is a continuation of our B4FIAR Bunny themed term.
Read Aloud Fiction Books
Read Aloud Non-fiction Books
I aim to make 6 trays each week. The little ones will have three each to begin with and then swop over. A4 has normal trays, whereas I have used the highsided (new!) small cat litter trays, which contains the materials rather well!
Games or Group activities
I made a sensory/ small people tray. I included everything I could think of in our bunny sensory tray: Four bunnies, apple, green leaves, cat, porcupines, insects, frog and a quail (or something slightly resembling one!)
I taught A4 how to make our chosen bunny snack for the week, which was a stack of bunny shaped cinnamon tortilla chips.
Muffin Tin Meal
First, A4 and I made some nests from some 100% fruit strands. The day before I had packed full the chocolate bunny molds with chocolate, so they were now ready to be popped into the nest. There was my ABC bunny in his nest.
I bought a red apple which I cored and cut into slices. The book mentions quails, so I thought some quail eggs might be in order. Kind of fun for all the children to try (none of them had ever tasted quail eggs before). ABC Bunny also mentions eating greens. A4 really doesn’t enjoy lettuce, which would have been the obvious choice to make. Instead we filled a hole with all sorts of green fruit- Green gages, kiwi and green grapes.
In the poesm there are four bunnies, so I cut some bunny shaped pancakes and added some bunny shaped cheese slices for them to make their own pancake sandwiches. They received four of each. All in all, great fun was had by all!
DVD’s and YouTube videos and Field Trip
The ABC Bunny song at the back of the book can be heard here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leiXQbqAVME
This week went for a trip to the local farm. It linked in well with our bunny unit, with lots of opportunities for strokes.
Great fun had by all!!