Since there is not even a hint of winter yet, I thought I would focus on everyday vocabulary for a while, so I turned my attention (at least for a short time) to our feline companions---cats. Every kid I work with knows what a cat is and I still have a cat beanie baby and stuffed animal collection from when my twins were little!
Last year, when we read "What Can Cats Do?", I also had them make paper bag puppets of cats. The directions were on the Pictello app on my iPad 2, were step by step with photos, and kept the kids engaged. They practiced following directions, filling in words when asked questions, and predicting what would come next. After they were done with the puppets, they can have their own cats perform the same actions as what is pictured in the verb book about cats.
By now, many of you may want to know where to get the book and puppet directions.
It's all free here. There is also a simple communication board to go along with the puppet making experience. Have fun!!
There is now a companion book about Dogs and Verbs. Go here to check it out!
Also check out "Counting Horses" and verbs here!
|My poor confused azaleas! Where's the snow?|