April Activity Calendar
|Plant a living “Easter Basket”. Keep it growing until the end of the month.||Introduce the letter J. Make a large letter J for your child to cut out.||Do one or two of the letter J activities.||Make purple jello jigglers.||Do jelly bean sorting/graphing activity.|
|Read a “Peter Rabbit” story to your child.||Do Rabbit/Carrot matching activity with numbers.||Buy carrots that have the stems. Show your child how to clean and scrape a carrot. Have carrots and dip for a snack.||Teach your child how to “hop”. Practice hopping with your child for a few days.||Teach your child the “Bunny Hop”.|
|Discuss the characteristics of rabbits. Visit a farm that has real rabbits or watch a video about rabbits.||Introduce the letter Q. Make a large letter Q for your child to cut out.||Do one or two of the letter Q activities. Do some of the activities from the Quilt Unit.||Fill eight plastic eggs with treats. Discuss the words Open and Shut. Do the “Open Them, Shut Them” finger play with your child.||Boil and color some eggs with your child. Use crayons to make designs. Discuss with your child why the dye doesn’t stick to the crayon wax.|
Deliver the “living Easter basket” filled with the plastic egg treats and some colored eggs to a friend. Help your child make a card.
|Teach your child the Humpty, Dumpty Rhyme. Make a Humpty, Dumpty Book and your child tell you the story.||Introduce the Rectangle. Build or buy a rectangle flower box.||Buy pansy seed or flowers and plant in the flower box. Discuss with your child how to take care of flowers and what they need to help them grow.||Make and help your child complete the Ladybug number matching game.|