Monday, September 22, 2014

G is for Green!

G was for green this week, y'all!

The resources we used this week were…

10 Green Bottles (Another annoying song... you're welcome!)

Videos: 'The Letter G Song'
Storybots 'Gimme G'
Olive and the Rhyme Rescue Crew 'G'


I was seriously under the weather this week, and I had a couple doctor's appointments, so we never did make it to the library. We read two books that we already own: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss and Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton. I also picked out two books from the Library’s online catalog, but never picked them up: Green: Seeing Green All Around Us by Sarah Schuette and Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

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For her mosaic this week, I just let Sadie add green construction paper in whatever pattern she wanted.

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On Tuesday we decorated a big “G” to hang in Sadie’s play area. Sadie and her friend used some glitter (which obviously ended up all over the house), crayons, markers, some ripped up paper, and a little bit of paint to decorate their G's. Sadie glued her G to a piece of construction paper, and we hung it up to see and practice with all week.

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We had lots of fun at the park on Wednesday. I wrote the word “Green” and scribbled some green marker (for reference) on a gallon-size plastic bag, and took Sadie and her friend to the park. We explored the park to find different shaped and textured green things. Sadie is an independent little explorer, so she really loved this activity. They were so proud of their bag full of green discoveries.

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We played with Froot Loops in our jammies this week. Sadie sorted out the green Froot Loops, and then we strung them onto a piece of string. This is one of the easiest activities we’ve done, and it was a big hit. Sadie wore her necklace around all morning, and slowly ate all of the Froot Loops—snack on the go!

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If you’re like most of us, and you’ve got some old magazines lying around that you’ve been meaning to throw away, you’re going to love this activity. We put this old magazines to use, and went on a green hunt (again in our jammies... can you tell I wasn't feeling well?). We flipped through the magazines, Sadie pointed out green things, and I cut them out. I got her some safety scissors, but she’s not quite coordinated enough for them yet. If you have an older child, he/she can be more independent with this activity. Once Sadie was done hunting, she glued her findings on the back of the “Green G” picture we made earlier in the week. I moved the picture to the fridge, so that she could see it, but was able to take it down to look at both sides.

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Weekend Fun:

To end our green week, Sadie had a super fun green bath. I put a few drops of green food coloring in the tub, and threw in a few green dollar store toys. Then I flipped the lights off and tossed in some green glow sticks.

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She had a blast, and I had almost as much fun. We love glow in the dark baths around here, but I think this green one was the best yet.

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Download the lesson plan HERE and enjoy!

Note: make sure you set up your printer to print borderless before printing the lesson plan!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to use the comment section below or email me at I’d love to help you make the project work for your little one! 

Happy learning to you and your future nerds!

1 comment:

  1. O M G. This is amazing J! I must do this glow in the dark bathtub thing! I'm excited to get materials to start doing your weekly lesson plans! So helpful!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv