Purrfect Pets

Weekly Newsletter July 25- July 29, 2016
Purrfect Pets

Here is a sample of activities that your child may be participating in this week.

Monday – Opposites: More/Less

How you can participate: Practice quantifying more/less…Did you want more peas? Less peas? Group marbles (or any small item) into groups of more/less.

Book – Children Make Terrible Pets
Memory Game – Magic Blanket
Art – More or Less
Dramatic Play – 3 Little Kittens
Music – Down by the Bay

Tuesday – Pet Picture Share Day

How you can participate: Have your child share a picture of a pet, past and/or present. Please let us know, in advance, of any small, live pets you can share.

Book – If I Were a Veterinarian
Large Motor Skills – Beanbags
Art – Pet Theme Puppets
Science – “Pet Foods” Taste Test Party
Music – Animal Homes

Wednesday – Hey, Diddle, Diddle

How you can participate: Sing and act out the nursery rhyme Cat and the Fiddle with your child… you can be the cow that “jumped over the moon” and the dish that “ran away with the spoon”.

Book – Pete the Cat
Action – Musical Instruments
Art – Circle Cats
Large Motor Skills – Cat, Cat, Dog
Music – Copy Cat

Thursday – If You Give a Dog a Donut

How you can participate: Have your child brainstorm with you all the different animals that make great pets. Then, do it again, saying the animal names in Spanish (e.g. dog: el perro; cat: el gato; fish: el pez).

Book – If You Give a Dog a Donut
Language Arts – Pet Facts
Art – Dog Bone Painting
Dramatic Play – Doggie Obedience School
Music – Boom Boom

Friday –Hooray for Fish!

How you can participate: Have your child make their own snack at home. Let them scoop out blueberry yogurt (or vanilla yogurt with blue food coloring) into a bowl and then have them add a handful of goldfish crackers. They will have their own goldfish bowl! Yummy!

Book – Not Norman
Act – Puppy Dog, Turn Around
Art – Rainbow Fish Pet
Math – Goldfish Counting
Music – Ocean Friends