Happy Presidents' Day! I really think I can learn to enjoy 4 day work weeks. No problem!
|Ideas galore, but impractical at the moment|
A quick search on the internet revealed myriad ideas for visuals---but a lot of the ideas called for flannel, or pompoms, or fabric in nine different colors. Did I really want to drive to Joanne's Fabrics in Durham, and make 9 individual purchases? It seemed both time consuming and expensive, so I've created my own using a scanner, a photo editor, and Boardmaker.
I've scanned in the dog, added boardmaker icons for colors, numbers, the cause of the color, and clean/dirty. Laminate the dog, cut out the color icons and laminate, add dots of velcro, and you have an instant manipulative activity to go with the book. Use the other icons as boards to model counting, answering questions and commenting. Whatever you want---just so you don't have to go shopping for materials! Have fun!
Click here to download the icons and dog in Boardmaker
Click here to download the icons and dog in pdf