Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kitten's First Full Moon

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes 

Gathering Activity:  Black Cat Ears and Whiskers 

Materials Needed: black construction paper,  white construction paper, glue sticks, staplers, eye liner

We had all pieces cut out before class.  Cut out two black ears, two white centers, and a long lack strip for the headband. 

We let the kids glue the ears on and staple with help. 

We used eyeliner to add whiskers.  

The little ones were so cute as they pretended to be kittens all morning.

Circle Time:  Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

"Here We Are Together"

We read Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes.  This is a very sweet story about a little kitten who thinks the full moon is a large bowl of milk.  He tries unsuccessfully to reach the milk.  In the end, he arrives home to find milk waiting for him on the porch.  The illustrations are all black, white, and gray. 

Finger Play:

Five Kittens (Traditional)
Five little kittens standing in a row, (Hold up five fingers.)
They nod their heads to the children so. (Bend fingers)
They run to the left; they run to the right. (Run fingers to the left and then to the right.)
They stand up and stretch in the bright sunlight. (Stretch fingers out tall.)
Along comes a dog who's in for some fun. (Hold up one finger from opposite hand.)
ME-OW! See those little kittens run! (Let fingers run.)

“Shake Sillies Out” Song 

 Art: Microwavable Puffy Paint Moon

We cut out cardboard circles to create full moons and then the children painted them with puffy paint.  

We made  puffy paint using this recipe from Play at Home Mom.   This was perfect for our project.

We were able to microwave the painted projects, so that they were dry enough to bring home.  It puffed up nicely.   It was the first time we had used microwavable puffy paint, but it won't be the last!

Snack: Milk in bowls and Black Kitten Cookies

  We let the little ones drink milk out of bowls like the kitten in the story.  They also enjoyed these yummy kitten cookies from Recipe Girl.  

Game: Find the Moon Game 

I wrote a little song that we sang while we played our game. 

Find the Moon (Tune of Where is Thumbkin?)

“Where’s the moon?  Where’s the moon?  Find it soon.  Find it soon.  Kitten wants the moon.  Kitten wants the moon.  Find it soon. Find it soon.”  

We made a moon to hide.  (Can be a white paper plate).  

A Mommy and her child took the moon and hid with it.  The rest of the children and mommies sang the song.  They went to find the moon together.  We played until each child had a chance to hide the moon.


Bethany @ No Twiddle Twaddle

I love the kitten outfits!


How adorable! And the song is a fun idea- I'm going to try it with my little guys.

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