Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hungry Snapping Turtle!

Hungry Snapping Turtle has some fun counting.

 




Meeting a Snapping Turtle Story

In North Dakota when I was a little girl we had Snapping Turtles. They found their home near rivers, and lakes. One spring when I was a little girl the river overflowed and our backyard was flooded with about a foot deep. What an exciting adventure for a five year old! When my mother wasn’t looking I snuck out to see how different my backyard looked. Yes, I got in trouble!
When the water receded it left a surprise! There in the muddy grass was a huge Snapping Turtle! It was about the size of a tire. My little brothers, sister and I rushed out to meet it. My Mother rushed out to get us back into the house. Snapping Turtles SNAP!
 
 


Movement:
Say the rhyme and choose a number of bugs to eat. You could have the children pick the number, or draw a number of bugs out of a bag and set them out. Clap hands together like a turtle for the number of bugs they eat.

Repeat
 

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Paper Plate Turtle

Draw a square in the middle of a plate. Add lines to the corners of the box to the edge of the plate. Write the names of colors into each area. Use green construction paper to cut out legs, a head, and a tail. Encourage each child to paint or color in each area with the correct color. Provide glue to add the head, legs, and tail.













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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Finding Baby Turtle Game

 
Mamma turtles lay dozens of eggs and wait for their babies to hatch. But oh no, one baby turtle has gone missing. Help Mamma turtle find her baby with this logic memory card game!
 
Read: “Old Turtle” by Douglas Wood and Cheng-Khee Chee
 
Materials needed: 2 to 3 inch diameter pictures or stickers of turtles. 1x 2 to 3 inch picture or sticker of a baby turtle. (A photo is always better.)Construction paper for backing, contact paper, or laminate, scissors.

Cut out pictures of turtles and glue to backing. Laminate each card.

Game: (Logic) Find the Missing Baby Turtle

All of the turtles will be the same picture except for the baby turtle. Have the child guess where the baby turtle might be. It is a memory game, the child must remember which cards they turned over before finding the baby turtle.





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Turtle Body Parts

 
Print out a picture of a turtle. Label the turtle. Make labels of the body parts of the turtle. Encourage the children to put the correct body part label near the body part on the turtle.
 
 
 
 
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Turtle Peek-a-Boo

Turtles play peek-a-boo in their shells, waiting for you to find their sibling.

Play peek-a-boo turtle!
 
Read: “One Tiny Turtle”: Read and Wonder by Nicola Davies and Jane Chapman. This book is all about the turtle’s life; thirty years at sea, and returning to lay her eggs.

 



Materials needed: plastic eggs, small toy (or pictures of turtles), two of each kind.
Instructions: Put pairs of turtles in the eggs. Have at least 5 pairs of turtles. 
Game: Read the story, and the rhyme. Then tell the children that Penny and Paul are trying to find all their twin cousins. Two of each kind.

Let the children open one egg, then choose another to see if they can find the twin turtle. If they do not find a pair of turtles, they put them back together and try again.

 



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Turtle Sensory Play

 
 
 
This is a good way to incorporate sensory play and literacy.  Print out some clip art photos and have the children mold the play dough around the turtle shells and letters.
 
 
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Turtle Songs

Tiny Tim the Turtle
I have a little turtle;
His name is Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub
To teach him how to swim.

He drank up all the water
And ate up all the soap.
Now he’s home and sick in bed
With bubbles in his throat!
 


Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, POP!

I miss my little turtle,
Whose name is Tiny Tim.
I will call him on the telephone—
I would like to visit him. 

Tiny Tim is better now;
His tummy doesn’t hurt.
He will never eat the soap again—
He says it doesn’t work.
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, POP!
 

I had a Little Turtle

I had a little turtle
And he lived in a box.
He swam in the water
And he climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a minnow.

He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a mosquito.
And he snapped at me.
He caught the minnow.
He caught the flea.
He caught the mosquito.
But he didn't catch me!

 




Turtle, Turtle
(Tune:Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
    

Turtle, turtle moves so slow,
Crawling, crawling, watch him go.
At the pond he looks around,
See his head move up and down.
Turtle, turtle wants to swim,
Now he slides and dives right in!





 
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ladybug Pet Rock


This fun project is simple. Have children paint or draw on a rock to make it look like a ladybug. After the paint has dried or the children have finished coloring you can add googly eyes.

After the lady bugs are dry have the children take care of it while they research information about ladybugs. Then have all the children tell you or write down a fact about their ladybug.






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Ladybug Facts Game

Fold a square piece of paper in half diagonally each direction then unfold as shown. 

Fold all the points of the paper towards the center or the paper. 


Flip the paper over.


Fold the corners to the center again. You will do this a total of two times through the whole process. 


One side will have triangles while the other has squares.
 
 
Slide your fingers into the squares, this will change the paper from being flat to being raised. 

 
 
 



You can now decorate it for the game. 
 
We added numbers... 
 
and questions....

 
 
and finally the facts. 







This game is a fun game that is informative and fun.

It helps develop fine motor skills and advanced muscle movement, increasing dexterity.  



















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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ladybug Imaginative Play



Help children create a ladybug hat. Then ask them to show you how a ladybug flies, walks, or rolls. Ask them what they would eat if they were a ladybug.




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Ladybug Counting

 This Ladybug Counting book is made with half circles, a brad and googly eyes.  This is a interactive tool for children to help them associate numerals and words with the image. For example one spot on the ladybug is the same as 1 or the word one.




 
 
 
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Ladybug Fun

Do you ever wonder why ladybugs have spots? Or what a baby ladybug looks like? Check out our cool resources to find out. 

Crafts and games about ladybugs:  

Ladybug Adding

Ladybug Math and Logic Game

Ladybug Who What When Where Story

Ladybug Adventure Book

Ladybug Letter Match

Ladybug Songs

Paper Plate Ladybug

Ladybug Adventure Game



Information about ladybugs. 

Click here for some facts from National Geographic Kids

Here is more information about Ladybugs from the Discovery Channel

The Discovery Channel also has some interesting facts about the life cycle of ladybugs

Would you like to play a game about ladybugs? Here is one from UC Berkeley.



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Friday, July 26, 2013

Fruit Ladybug Snack

 
This is a healthy and easy to make snack.  All you need is strawberries, grapes, and miniature chocolate chips!
 



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