Activity: Fall Friendship Wreath
Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with mobile infants, toddlers, or preschoolers.
CDA Competency Standard:
Begin the activity by finding a comfortable spot to read Fall (Bright Baby Touch and Feel). As you are reading, encourage the child to touch the different objects and textures on the pages. Show them how to turn the pages as well. Be sure to talk about the fall items in the book with the child. When finished reading you can begin the friendship wreath. Start by painting the palm of their hand using desired color of paint. Press it down on the white paper to create a stamp. Wash the child’s hands and allow the stamp to completely dry. Cut out the middle portion of a paper plate and attach the children’s handprints. If desired, you can add a bow to the wreath, using the ribbon. Label each handprint with the child’s name and attach the wreath to the outside of your classroom door for parents to view.
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Books for Babies
EyeLike Nature: Leaves Board book
August 12, 2009
by PlayBac (Author)
In delightful full-color photographs, the simple pleasures of the backyard come to life and reveal the ways in which young children engage with their surroundings with an unmatched curiosity and openness.
Each page is simple—yet dramatic—in design and detail, and is complimented by clear and engaging text. Leaves can be a crown. Leaves can be a mask! Jump into the crisp, colorful world of leaves in EyeLike Nature: Leaves. For the youngest of readers, this board book provides simple language and beautiful, familiar photographs of life through the eyes of a toddler.
I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book
Sep 8, 2009
by Alison Inches and Hiroe Nakata
From woolly scarves and plump orange pumpkins to crunchy leaves and smooth wicker baskets, readers will delight in all the different textures fall has to offer. With simple, rhyming verses and sweet, vibrant illustrations, youngsters can celebrate the season with this touch-and-feel board book that's perfect for small hands.