Saturday, February 18, 2012

Goodnight Moon Unit

Tot School
Grace is 18 months
Jonathan is 37 months




A couple weeks ago we did a Goodnight Moon unit. Goodnight Moon is included as a book in Sonlight P3/4 as well as Before Five in a Row. We combined activities from several different sites (see links at bottom of post). 

Sensory Bin

I made the kids a Goodnight Moon themed sensory bin. I tried to get a good picture of what was inside, but all the pictures were blurry. The green "room" had black beans, silver stars, white "moon" (pom poms), three bears from our counting bears, a cow, red "balloons" (pom poms), and a cat. Both Jonathan and Grace had a lot of fun pouring, spooning, transferring the beans back and forth. 





Books 


We read Goodnight Moon several times as well as:

* Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
* Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
* The Three Bears illustrated by Byron Barton

All of the books were a hit with Jonathan. Grace liked Goodnight Moon the best, but also sat through the Three Bears.




Misc

We talked about balloons and reviewed colors, using a printable from Homeschool share. We also had fun playing volleyball with a red balloon. (And we listened to Nena's 99 Luftballoons while we played!)



We practiced beginning sounds, which he aced!


And worked on categorizing things into single or pair:


We counted stars:



Played with our shape clock:

And worked on putting mittens and socks on a clothesline for some fine motor work:


 Some things I didn't get pictures of include playing Volleyball with a red balloon, matching rhyming words, playing Teddy Mix & Match, eating teddy grahams and "full moon" cookies (Oreos)


We had a lot of fun with this unit-- be sure to check out these wonderful resources!

Resources 


Goodnight Moon Printables @ Homeschool Share
Goodnight Moon Printables @ Homeschool Creations
Goodnight Moon Activities @ Delightful Learning
My Goodnight Moon Pinterest board

Linking this up to:

Tot School @ 1+1+1=1
Preschool Corner @ Homeschool Creations
Link & Learn @ No Time for Flashcards


Have a great week!

3 comments:

jess_hak said...

Love the sensory bin! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing! :)

Jenny K said...

These are great ideas. Was going to do Goodnight Moon next week when we do letter G. Thanks for sharing!

Kristina said...

Your sensory bin looks like so much fun. I am tagging you in a blog post that I just posted! Be sure to have a look!
http://mommyingmonkeys.blogspot.com/2012/02/tag-your-it.html

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