06/01/20

Activities Week of June 1

Literacy: Name Caterpillar: Use our caterpillar template to have your Turtle write the letters of his/her name. Have them put one letter in each circle. When you’re finished you can color in your name caterpillar!

Blank Name Caterpillar


Fine Motor/Art: Butterfly mask: Let your Turtle become a butterfly by coloring in a butterfly mask! They can cut their mask when they finish coloring it.

Butterfly Mask

Sensory/Mindfulness/Dramatic Play Texture hunt outside: While you and your Turtle are outside this week, see if they can complete a texture scavenger hunt! Have them find items with different textures. Hard, Soft, Rough, Smooth, Bumpy, Spiky, Scented, etc.

Gross Motor/Yoga/Outdoor/Game Act it out!: Have your Turtle act out the different stages of the butterfly life cycle. Start with an egg, then move to a caterpillar, a chrysalis, and finally a flying butterfly!

STEM: Butterfly Life cycle: Have your Turtle cut out the butterfly life cycle and place it in the correct order. They can glue their life cycle to paper or keep it separate to try again and again!

Butterfly Life Cycle


Extensions:

Literacy: Name Caterpillar: See if your Turtle can make a name caterpillar using both upper- and lower-case letters! You can give your Turtle an example of their name to help them along! You could also challenge them to make their own name caterpillar instead of using the template again!


Fine Motor/Art: Butterfly mask: Once your child has colored their butterfly mask and cut it out, encourage them to add a popsicle stick or strings so that they can wear their mask! They could even make the mask for a stuffed animal if they want.


Sensory/Mindfulness/Dramatic Play Rainy Day activity! Texture hunt inside: This is a great activity to try this week or save for any rainy day! Have your Turtle do the same texture scavenger hunt but inside the house! Finding items that are Hard, Soft, Rough, Smooth, Bumpy, Spiky, Scented, etc.


Gross Motor/Yoga/Outdoor/Game Act it Out!: Have your Turtle practice acting out different life cycles just like they did for the butterfly. They could try the frog life cycle we talked about earlier or they can come up with any other life cycle they know!


STEM: Butterfly Life cycle: Try out the second butterfly life cycle sheet. See if your Turtle can remember the different stages and the order on their own!




FULL DAY ACTIVITIES


Sticky note ABCs or 123s

Write the whole alphabet on sticky notes (make a set of lower or upper case, whichever your child is most familiar with). Using some wall space put them up all out of order. Have your child reorder them. If your child is working on spelling his/her name, make two sets of the sticky notes with the letters of the name. Stick one set to the wall and your child can match the second set to the wall. This can be done similarly with numbers, colors, and shapes. Once these sets are created, they can be reused or set up in stations around the room for your child to go through.

You’ll need some family members for playing:

“What Time Is It Mr. Fox?”

-one person is the fox and the other participants ask what time it is

-if the fox answers 5:00 then the participants take five steps towards the fox (and so on)

-when the fox answers lunch/dinner time, the participants run towards the starting point and if someone is tagged, he/she is the next fox

“Red Light, Green Light”

-one person is the lights and dictates red light/green light - red is stop, green is go (can make rules about how to move, i.e. walk/run/hop/skip…)

-the participants make their way towards the person being the lights

-see how close they get and choose another person to be the set of lights

“Fishy, Fishy, Cross My Ocean”

-choose a person to be the shark, who yells “fishy, fishy, cross my ocean!”

-everyone proceeds to run across to the other side of the game area

-if someone gets tagged, he/she becomes seaweed who stands still and reaches out to tag others running by in the next rounds


Make a stick and branch maze large enough to walk through. First design a simple maze on paper that you will use as a “map” .  Collect a bunch of sticks and branches( or leaves etc.) from around your house, use the “map” as a guide to build a maze. Have fun going through it!




 

VIDEOS FROM THE CLASSROOM
Turtle Team Reads:  The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Turtle Team Sings: Days of the Week


 
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Activity Packet
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