Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Gathering: Shape Bus
Materials Needed: construction paper and glue sticks
1-We used the pattern found here on the All Kids Network site.
2-Cut out the pieces for the activity before class.
3-Allow the children to assemble the bus using the pieces provided.
Read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
If you have followed my blog for long,you know that I LOVE Mo Willems! And this is a perfect read aloud for Twos and Threes! Pigeon begs the reader to allow him to drive the bus. He pleads,he bargains, and he demands. The children had so much fun telling the Piegon "NO!" after each page!
Of course we had to sing “The Wheels on the Bus.” We added a verse to the end, and we let the Pigeon drive the bus. "The Pigeon on the bus, he drives, drives, drives..."
Art: Handprint Pigeon
Materials Needed:Light Blue paint, large google eyes,yellow paper beaks,white construction paper collar, and orange crayons
1-Make a handprint with the blue paint.
2-Add a google eye,beak, and collar.
3-Draw two legs.
We found this great craft idea here on Creating and Teaching.
Snack: Pigeon Rice Krispie Treats and Cheese Buses
These were so easy and so cute! Make your favorite rice krispie recipe and add just a couple of drops of blue food coloring. Shape into balls to make the pigeons' heads. Add candy corn beaks and chocolate chip eyes!
We used a bus cookie cutter to cut yellow cheese buses.
Activity: Let the Pigeons Drive the Bus
Create a 2 sided traffic sign (one side red for stop and one side green for go)
We let the children play a modified Red Light, Green Light. We let them pretend to drive the bus when it was green and had them stop when the sign was red. No one was sent back to the start. They just had fun running. They also took turns holding the sign.