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
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.