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May

Themes: Farms and Gardens        Letters: O, Y     Color: Pink      Number: 9      Shape: Review

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Make May Day Baskets of Tissue Paper Flowers. Review the shapes your child has already learned by doing a shape sort. Trace the shapes Discuss with your child “Cinco De Mayo”. Celebrate by letting your child help make nachos for lunch. Use triangle shaped tortilla chips. Discuss the Yield traffic sign. Let your child make Yield signs and post around the house where hallways cross.
Introduce the letter O. Make a large letter O for your child to cut out. Do one or two of the letter O activities. Make dirt cups dessert using Oreos and gummy worms. Introduce the color “Pink”. Make the color pink by mixing red and white paint. Read a book about the Farm.
Visit a farm or show a farm animal video. Using the farm animal sheet, have your child circle the different animals he/she saw at the farm. Play farm animal bingo with your child. Visit a vegetable garden or a nursery. Using the vegetable sheet, have your child circle the flowers he/she saw at the farm. Prepare a garden spot in your yard or in a window box. Plant some vegetables or herbs. Teach your child how to take care of the garden. Make two “grass buddies”. Water well and put one in the sun and one in a dark place. Compare the two after three days. Trade the places and observe again after three days.
Teach your child the nursery rhyme “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary”. Make a magnetboard story from the coloring sheet and have your child retell the rhyme. Introduce the letter Y. Make a large letter Y for your child to cut out. Do one or two of the letter Y activities Introduce the number 9. Have your child find nine things around the house that begin same sound as “Nine”. Trace the number nine. Discuss Memorial Day with your child. Share a story about an ancestor with your child. Visit a local cemetery. Help clean a cemetery in your neighborhood.