Thursday, January 17, 2013

Theme Thursday: Inauguration

We celebrated the inauguration today with stories and songs and our own mini parade with our craft!

Song: Good Morning Dear Earth

Flannel: Little Mouse

Fingerplay: I Had a Little Turtle

Book: Excerpts from Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama

Flannel: Colors of the Flag

Song: Jumping and Counting from Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Flannel: Sights to See in Washington DC

Song: Open, Shut Them

Book: Excerpts from The First Pup: The Real Story of How Bo Got to the White House by Bob Stakke

Song: Turn Around from Hap Palmer's Getting to know Myself

Make and Take Craft: Parade Spirit Sticks

-red, white and blue tissue paper but into thin strips
-masking tape
-Popsicle sticks

Process: Decorate the sticks with the markers and get an adult to help you tape the streamer-like strips of tissue paper to the top of the stick. Wave around and march in sync with your friends.

Time: Prep took 3 minutes, craft took 15 with an extra 20 or so of fun play.

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