Gathering Activity: We read books together about Bears.
Circle Time: We read The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood. We did finger plays and sang songs about mice and bears.
Art Activity: Cute as a Button Strawberries
Materials Needed: strawberry shape cut out of poster board , buttons, and green foam piece cut into shape of strawberry topper, glue, foam paint brushes
Directions: Paint the strawberry shapes red. Glue on buttons and foam topper. Allow to dry.
Snack: Red Ripe Strawberries and Cinnamon Bread Bears
Strawberry Scented Playdough (We tripled this recipe, and made ahead of time, for our 7 kids).
Materials Needed: 1 cup flour, 1 TBSP oil, 1 package of unsweetened strawberry Kool-Aid mix, 1/4 cup slat, 2 TBSP. salt, 1 cup of water.
Directions:Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool-Aid in a medium saucepan. Add water and oil. Stir over medium heat 3-5 minutes. When mixture forms a ball, remove from pan. Knead until smooth.
We had free exploration with cookie cutters and play dough tools.