Today we had a blast at home. We planned a teddy bear picnic. To start, we thought about what we wanted on our menu and the details of the picnic. We decided to have it in our backyard at noon.
Next we found all the teddy bears we had and bear themed stories.
Here are bear themed books you can listen to. One is fiction and one is non-fiction:
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
A Bear Cub Grows Up by Pam Zollman
After reading a few books we became distracted and played with our bears. We put them in order from smallest to biggest and then we made a pattern with them (small bear, big bear...repeat). After this we organized the food. Instead of cucumber sandwiches we made an AB pattern of tomatoes and cucumbers on a skewer.
We had a little feast and listened to the Teddy Bear Picnic song by Anne Murray. We also made up patterns when we danced with our bears. After this the kids played with their bears in the garden for an hour. It was great to see their imagination take over. Later we may do the Cosmic Kids Yoga about Teddy Bears:
This was such a fun way to spend the morning.
Following a child's interest is the most engaging way to extend on their learning. Here I have posted some every day activities that can draw from various strands across different age groups. Remember each child has different interests so the key to working with your child is to follow their lead and ask the right questions.