This week for our preschool adventure box we looked at Goodnight Moon. It has to be one of our all time family favourites, one I read to the littles each night and one A4 knows off by heart.
- Read alouds and go along books
These were the little one’s extra bed time read alouds. They were also available in the morning whilst the older ones were doing their chores and also during quiet time.
- Factual books
In the same vein as the fiction books, these were available in the morning and during quiet time to browse through. The factual books were mainly used for their pictures rather than script.
I photocopy a wad of these to hand out as and when needed.
- Ginger star biscuits
- We filled a mini muffin snack tin with healthy star crisps, cheese stars, apple moons with a couple of chocolate stars:
- We cut some holey cheese to fit onto half an English muffin, we added two star cheese slices with a few sweetcorn kernels:
- I demonstrated the phases of the moon using Oreos and a CD for the earth and a banana as the sun:
Muffin tin meal
I cooked a star-shaped pasta cheese, made a moon from a round tortilla with holey cheese on top with some chopped cherry tomatoes underneath, I cut kiwi, mango, papaya and melon into moon and star shapes and sprinkled a few chocolate stars on top of some yogurt. For a treat I added some star sprinkles all around the muffin tin.
Games or Group activities:
The children and I decided to throw a Goodnight Moon slumber party! Oh, the fun!! We all joined in with the preparations:
C10 made the invitation:
L10 baked little Rabbit cakes:
T11 and L10 packed the Bunny bags with little bunny cuddly toys, the picnic, Bunny chocolates, a Bunny cake L10 had made and a Bunny cracker:
Daddy and T10 prepared the room by sticking glow in the dark moons and stars on the ceiling and our ‘pin the tail on the Goodnight Moon’ bunny on the wall and putting down our sofa bed and collecting duvets. And me? I kinda just organised (read bossed!) everyone! No change there then! I did light a candle or two. Our room just before the littles saw it:
And as they came in:
Everyone snuggled on the sofa bed and ate tea, whilst Daddy read the Velveteen Rabbit, which was too long to have had as a go along, but is such a wonderful book I couldn’t resist!
We all had a turn at ‘pin the tail on the rabbit’:
I missed the Rabbit, which by the way everyone had turned upside down, and aimed right for Gary’s forehead. I didn’t miss and considered myself the winner!! (the others fervently disagreed!!)
Then we turned out the lights, blew out the candles and enjoyed the peaceful effect of the glow in the dark stars on our ceiling whilst we listened to Goodnight Moon being read by Susan Saradon
A great end to a great book study!
All my slumberers snuggling with Daddy. How blessed am I?
DVD’s and YouTube videos and any other learning bits and pieces