Choose Your Own Adventure
10-12 small items to fit inside the paper bag (spoon, person, car, animal, block, crayon, etc.)
Put all the items that you want inside the paper bag without the children seeing
Sit all down in an area (inside or outside)
Pull one item from the bag and start telling a story about it
Allow another child to pull an item out of the bag and have them continue the story with that item in it
Continue the story until everyone has pulled out an item
**For younger children, they can pull the item out and you can tell the story for them.**
"The Bear Went Over The Mountain"
Have all the children sit in a circle (inside or outside).
Start the first versus of "The Bear Went Over The Mountain"
"The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain,
The bear went over the mountain."
Ask a child to tell you what the bear saw when he went over the mountain.
Sing the next versus with the new addition.
"He saw _______,
He saw _______,
He saw _______."
Repeat the first versus and allow another child to tell you what the bear saw when he went over the mountain.
Crayons, markers, colored pencils
Begin by modeling how to retell a story using pictures on the butcher paper.
Show students how to begin at one end of the paper, and progress through the plot line until reaching the end of the paper.
Encourage students to try retelling a story using pictures of their own
When finished, they can retell the story verbally using their drawing for reference.
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Five Little Ducks Finger Play
Flower Sensory Board
Garden Sensory Bin
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Five Little Speckled Frogs
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Frog Jump Measurement
Jell-O Frog Eyes
Lily Pad Painting
Lost Button Activity
Pond Sensory Bin
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Branching Out: Collaborative Art
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Nature Sensory Board
Nature Scavenger Hunt
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St. Patty’s Jell-O Sensory Bin
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Peas and Carrots Sensory Bin
Shape Sensory Bag
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Sprouting Indian Corn