Week Four of Mother Goose Time‘s Birds & Eggs monthly theme was Exotic Birds. We wrapped up this month’s study on birds by learning about ostriches, penguins, blue cranes, peacocks, and birdwatchers with our daily activities.
This week our Skill Learning Objectives included:
- Identify the continents on a World Map.
- Maintain balance and control while following movement prompts.
- Express preferences in response to various Would You Rather questions.
- Assemble links to recreate designs on Shape Design Mats.
- Create a peacock mask and then wear it during dramatic play.
- Create prop binoculars and use them in dramatic play.
I usually keep the daily theme posters together for the month and use them as reference to help the boys remember what we have learned. One day I had left a hole punch out and Booger decided to work on his fine motor skills by hole punching our daily theme posters. It has now become one of his favorite activities!
I love how much Booger learns without even realizing that he is learning (and picking up on even more than I realized). As soon as I put out the “Bird Run” letter recognition game, he pointed out the letters and penguin and ostrich – much to my surprise he pointed to the picture of Australia and said “Hey that’s Australia!”
The boys decided to combine the peacock mask and binocular Make & Play activities to become “Super Hero Peacock Bird Watchers.” They were peacocks who’s super hero job was to watch out for all other kinds of birds. This game lasted them a couple of days!
Thanks for stopping by! Next week we will begin a month long study of Bugs & Crawly Things by learning about backyard bugs.
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