Body & Animals

Developmental AreasMaterialsMethods
Social 
Hand and Foot Painting   Winter Hat Craft   Hand Print Mittens 
  Paint and paper   
Pom-poms, glue, hat   
Paint, paper 
  The children are going to paint with their hands and their feet. This will show the children the size of their hands and their feet side by side.  
The children will be designing their own winter hats. They will color their hat and glue pom-poms on it when complete. 
The children will have cut out traced mittens. They will choose a color of paint and put their hand print in the mitten to go along with their hat.  
Emotional 

Parts of our Face     Body Awareness   Animal Hats
  Face sheets    
 Sheet of paper   Paper, googol eyes 
  This will be an activity that children will do independently. There will be different parts of the face on the table and the children can decorate the face by adding eyes, nose, ears, mouth and hat.  The child’s body will be traced on a piece of paper. After the children can visually look at their body size on the paper.  The children will choose their favorite animal and create their own animal hats. When the hats are made, the children will be able to wear them and imagine themselves as that animal.  
 Physical (Fine & Gross Motor) 

Move Your Body    Face Creation   Nail Painting   Animal Hop Scotch
    Gross motor dice    Different shapes to create a face, glue, paper  Paint, Paint brush   Animal feet   The children will have two dice. One dice will have parts of the body on it and the other dice will have actions. The children will roll both dice and complete the following action that the dice shows them.  Children will be given a variety of shapes to create a face. The children will glue the shapes on the face and see what they can create.  The children will be given a trace out of a hand with nails. They are going to paint the nails on the hand as if they were painting their own nails.  There will be different animal feet taped onto the floor. The children will be jumping back and forth on the different animal feet. 
Language 
All of Me Song   Books about the Body    Animal Sounds
  No materials    Children literacy books about body     Images of animals   The children will learn the song All of Me. This song will allow the children to sing and move their bodies.  During circle time the children are going to listen and view books about the body. The children will be able to connect with the book by matching their parts to what the book represents.  The children will be shown a variety of different animals. They are going to tell me what they think the animal is and what sound it makes. The children will also listen to different sounds on our amazon dot and guess what animal they think it is. 
Cognitive 
Heads and Tails      Fish letters       Sticker Sort 
  Brown Bear, Brown Bear heads and tails puzzle pieces    Paper      Colored stickers, color paper  The children have been interested in our Brown Bear, Brown Bear book. This activity will have different animals from the book and will be cut in half. The children have to match the animal’s heads with their bodies.  The children are going to be given a fish with a letter on it. The children are going to color the fish and then we are going to glue the fish on a piece of paper. The children will see their fish on the wall and will be able to say the letter and color that goes with the fish they created.  The children will be given colored stickers. They will peel the sticker off and put it on the matching color of paper on the wall.  
Art/Sensory x3 
Pool Noodle Boats   Float or Sink    Fish Tank    Slime Water 
  Pool noodles, straws, paper   Different classroom items     Water beads, fish creatures     Slime, water creatures  The children will be building their own boat out of pool noodles. We will then float our boats in a water sensory bin.  We are going to have a bucket of water. We are going to find things around the classroom and vote if we think they are going to float or sink. We will then test out our hypothesis.  We are going to fill our sensory bin with water beads and add toy fish. The children will get to play in the bins with the beads and we will call it our classroom fish tank.  The children will be able to play in slime with water creatures mixed in. 
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