Wednesday, February 4, 2009

100 Books Before Kindergarten #1

Last week we went to the library. While we were there, I saw a pamphlet called "100 Books Every Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten". I thought that would be a fun challenge for Arin and I to do together.

The first book that I picked was Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. It was an ok book. I don't see it making it to Arin's favorite books lists. Nonetheless, we read the book and then did a couple of activities related to it. I have a small flower paper punch, so last night, I cut out several flowers in the colors of the rainbow. Then, I printed a blank rainbow coloring page. I gave Arin a gluestick and directed her as to which colors went on which line. At first, she did it by herself, but then she wanted me to play with her. So we took turns putting the flowers on the rainbow. She was very sweet and she sat on my lap while we played together.

Next, I printed this coloring sheet. Then, I gave Arin a bowl of Fruit Loops. I put globs of glue on the flowers and Arin put Fruit Loops all over them. This project was tough to keep her focused because she was more interest in eating the cereal than making a picture with it!


Christy@pipandsqueak said...

Can you scan and post the pamphlet or post a link? I would love to see the list of books.

MoziEsmé said...

That book list sounds interesting...

And I like the flowers - though I can understand the attraction of eating rather than pasting! :)

teachingtinytots said...

that is so funny i had that pamplet and was going to post it on my blog!

the librarians gave it to me yesterday and said can you post this on your blog for people to read!

we like the waiting for wings better by her but i hate to say it i'm just not a huge fan of hers!neither are the girls!

great activities though!
can't wait too see the next book and activities!

teachingtinytots said...

if and when you getthe list up let me know so i can link to you