Pets Week was a success! I apologize in advance for not including a lot of bird activities. It is totally deliberate. I intend to include an "Angry Birds" unit sometime soon so I am saving the bird activities for that time.
Math - Fish and their bubbles
First seen on My Montessori Journey. I thought it was such a great idea! I made the fish from felt and wrote the numbers with white fabric glue. Adrian then sequenced the fish from 1 to 10 and distributed the water bubbles (cut-up little beads from a small purse I never used) to match the number on the fish.
An example of matching numbered fish with the right amount of bubbles
Fine Motor Skills / Practical Life - Scooping "bird seed" aka "rice"
I guess I could have bought bird seeds since I'm planning on it anyway but since I had none at home this week, I used rice and pretended it was bird seed which Adrian had to scoop from one bowl to a smaller bowl. It got harder and harder the less seed there was...
Math -Addition with Goldfish
Adrian is loving adding lately and can do it without props but this math was so cute I couldn't resist. I printed it from 3Dinosaurs (Ocean Part 2 Pack) and inserted it in a plastic protector so it could be used several times. I put goldfish "in the water" and Adrian would count and add the number cards needed under.
Math - Feeding the dog the right amount of bones
A yummy activity. Printed these cards from a clipart found on CogHillCartooning. Then I printed a bunch of them and wrote a number on each and put some Scooby Snacks in a bowl. Adrian knew exactly what to do; feed each dog the amount of bones desired...and eat the bones afterwards.
Math - Number puzzles
Art - Dog Origami
Wanted to do something different so I looked for simple origami activities for kids and found this dog on Origami with Rachel Katz. It was very easy for me, but Adrian needed assistance with pressure in the folds but overall, he liked it much. Mine is the white dog and his the black dog (we didn't have origami paper but two construction sheets could be glued together. Doing it along is a must.
Art - Making play dough balls for pets to play with
Noticing that Adrian is having a tough time modeling with dough, I presented this activity to him. Very simple; make balls so the Learning Resources Jumbo Pets have toys to play with. He loved the idea but is still in need of some practice to form balls. He's getting better every time though.
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