Preschool Adventure Box: BFIAR Corduroy

THEME: Teddy Bears

Read aloud go along books

   

Excuse the very dirty socks.  They have a mother who hates wearing shoes.  Say no more.
Excuse the very dirty socks. They have a mother who hates wearing shoes, even outside. Say no more.  And they’re odd.

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Dress up

I had them dress up after giving them an invite to a teddy bears picnic.  Oh, the fun!

Waiting to start their teddy bear's picnic with a teddy bear muffin tin to share between them all
Waiting to start their teddy bear’s picnic with a teddy bear muffin tin to share between them all
My cute lil' teddy bears
My cute lil’ teddy bears
Our Corduroy MTM: soft cheese sandwiches, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrot and pear sticks, teddy bear crisps and home made teddy bear chocolates
Our Corduroy MTM: soft cheese sandwiches, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrot and pear sticks, teddy bear crisps and home-made teddy bear chocolates.  The children all shared this amongst themselves during the picnic.

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Trays

I was able to reuse activities we had used during previous rows.  It was interesting to see how far B2 had come since before Christmas.

Ceramic bears to paint and pop on our fridge (they were magnetic)
Ceramic bears to paint and pop on our fridge (they were magnetic)
Button sorting
Button sorting
Bear puzzles
Bear puzzles
Large button threading
Large button threading
Skills based puzzle
Skills based puzzle
Dress the bear puzzles
Dress the bear puzzles

And here are a few photos of them doing all the activities:

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Games or group activities

The older girls put together a toy shop for A4 and B2 to buy toys from:

C10 shopping with A4
C10 shopping with A4

Special A4 and Mummy activity

Over the last week or so I had gathered bits and pieces for a small needlework basket.  I knew that this would greatly excite A4, given that she always wants to be like her older sisters, both of whom enjoy sewing:

Into the basket I put scissors, scraps of material, ribbon, needles, iron on patches, buttons and decoration
Into the basket I put scissors, scraps of material, ribbon, needles, iron on patches, buttons and decoration
She loved, loved, loved it!
She loved, loved, loved it!

We had bought a bear from a charity shop for 40p, which whilst not exactly like corduroy, was close enough.  Especially if one was to add green overalls.  And this was my plan.  I had just enough green felt to cut a pair of overalls out.  I cut tiny holes around the seams to make it simple for A4 to sew them together.  I added a couple of buttons and we were away!

Our 'dress Corduroy' activity
Our ‘dress Corduroy’ tray activity

For just 40p we had made a Corduroy!

A4 sewed together the seams
A4 sewed together the seams
Sewed on the button
Sewed on the button
And gave her new Corduroy a big hug!
And gave her new Corduroy a big hug!

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Special B1 and Mummy activity

I cut a bear out of black foam and then a set of green overalls from felt.  I added a couple of buttons and some foam bits for a face in a contrasting colour and we had us an activity!

Our easier dress Corduroy activity
Our easier dress Corduroy activity
B2 so enjoyed this.  I had planned on having her stick everything down, but she enjoyed the whole undressing and putting the clothes back on the bear, I left it at that.
B2 so enjoyed this. I had planned on having her stick everything down, but she enjoyed the whole undressing and putting the clothes back on the bear, I left it at that.
All proud of herself
All proud of herself

Food

  • Bear shaped Angel Delight ice-cream with lychee:
Look at that joy as B2 helps to make snack
Look at that joy as B2 helps to make snack
A4 with her masterpiece
A4 with her masterpiece
  • Chocolate Bear shaped lollies
We melted some chocolate and poured it into some bear molds.  I cut some drinking straws down to size and used those as lolly sticks
We melted some chocolate and poured it into some bear molds. I cut some drinking straws down to size and used those as lolly sticks
  • Bear shaped potato crisps
Store bought bear crisps
Store bought bear crisps

DVD’s and YouTube videos and any other learning bits and pieces

Youtube reading of the book

DVD of other stories with Corduroy in them

and another one

Printables

http://homeschoolcreations.com/CorduroyPrintables.html

More inspiration

http://delightfullearning.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/corduroy.html

  Tot School  Highhill Homeschool

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Delightful Learning

17 comments

  1. Wow, I remember those books and the cute bear overalls! The littles look so cute in them! The dressing-the-bear activities are perfect for their respective ages, and the cooking activities are always a joy for children to participate in. What a fantastic study!

  2. Beautiful to see such happiness and smiles all around! I particularly like the pic of your little one with her new sewing basket! Such JOY! I don’t like wearing shoes either… and my little man has inherited that… I don’t know why I bother with shoes… 😉 Although I think we can get away with it more here in South Africa than in the UK!

  3. Great job A4. Your teddy bear looks amazing. When you going to start making clothes for me? Glad to see such smiley faces.

  4. Hi Supermom
    I love this post! Was so excited when I got my email yesterday to confirm you have posted a new post! Love the dirty socks 😉 my two are 1 and the other one is 2 your activities are such a inspiration to me! We live here in Africa, Mocambique, Beira not much to do but with all the fun ideas you share there is plenty for us to do! Bless!

  5. Everything is so fun at your house! 🙂 I love the Corduroy theme – one of my favorites!
    Tasty fun muffin tin too, as always. Thank you for linking up with Muffin Tin Monday. I love to see what you are up to!

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