Friday, February 27, 2015

Cat In the Hat!

The kids made a craft that looked like themselves wearing The Cat's Hat.
Dr. Seuss Craft found HERE

Dr. Seuss Bundle Pack Worksheets found HERE

Monday, February 16, 2015

President's Day

It's President's Day so I thought this would be a good time to examine pennies (Abraham Lincoln is on the penny after all!).
We looked at the front and the back of a penny with a magnifying glass.
 Next we cleaned dirty pennies.
  All you need is dirty pennies, 2 clear cups, 1/2 cup of vinegar and 2 teaspoons of salt, dish soap and water.
First we washed the pennies in soap and water. 
Next we washed it in our 'magic water' (vinegar and salt).
The kids were amazed at the difference between the dirty pennies and the new, clean pennies.
I dipped one penny half way so the kids could see the difference on one penny.
We also did a penny rub.
For our craft we made George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

 Craft supplies: blue, black, yellow and cream color construction paper, star punch, coffee filter, cotton balls and glue sticks.

President FREE download by Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Staying Healthy Doctor Theme

Doctor Bag

  • Black, white, and red construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue and tape
  • Q-tips, large craft stick, bandaids, a cotton ball, gauze bandage and other ‘medical’ supplies you might have around {that are safe for preschoolers}
  • 8 1/2 x 11 piece of black construction paper
1. From the black construction paper, fold in half for the doctor’s bag as well.  Cut out two handles.  Glue the handles onto the bag.
2. Cut out two thin rectangles from the red construction paper and glue together to make a ‘red cross’.
3. Cut out a white circle and glue your ‘red cross’ on. Glue the circle and cross onto your bag.
4. Open the bag and glue/tape all of your medical supplies into the bag.

Materials:  Egg Cartons, hole punch  pipecleaners
Let the children decorate 2 cups from an egg carton. Punch holes in the sides and attach pipe cleaners to it for a stethescope.

This is a wonderful demonstration of the importance of covering our mouths when we cough or sneeze!
Materials needed: a balloon, holes from a hole puncher, a permanent marker.
Place the holes in the balloon, blow it up and twist the end but don't tie it. Draw a face on it using the end that you blow on as the mouth. 
Tell the kids that there are germs inside of Mr. Balloon and he is going to remember to cover his mouth as he coughs....then let the air out of the balloon covering the opening with your hand (only a few germs should escape). 
Then blow him back up and show them what happens to Mr. Balloons germs when he coughs and forgets to cover his mouth....germs fly all over the room.
Use a very fine glitter and sprinkle some on a smooth surface before talking to the group.  Then talk about germs and how they spread.  
Pretend to cough or sneeze over the surface and then wipe your hand over the glitter.  Then touch the children's hands, leaving a little of the glitter on their hands, explaining that this is what happens when we cough or sneeze without covering our noses or mouths.
The best way to remove glitter is to wash hands, so use that time to show how germs can be washed away, too!

Doctor and Nurse Preschool Pack from Home School Creations

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Season for Sneezing


Don't worry, we called the doctor to get rid of all the germs!


Achoo!  Achoo!  Germs fly my way.
Achoo! Achoo! When you spray!
Achoo! Achoo!  I'm asking you please,
Achoo! Achoo!  To cover your sneeze!

Wash Your Hands
tune: Row, row, row your boat

Wash, wash, wash your hands
wash them very clean!
Wash, wash, wash you hands
wash them in between!