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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Germs and Statues


We read books at snack everyday, however this is a favorite we'll
be doing activities with at small group this week.
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This up coming week we have some fun activities!

Germs Large Group: We will be taking about washing our hands. We do a lot of it in preschool and so we want everyone to know why and how. We'll open up with when we wash our hands and why. We'll sing the song If Your Hands are Dirty and You Know It. (to the tune of If Your Happy and You Know It). We'll spread some germs (glitter) by shaking each other's hands and then sing "Tops and Bottoms" (to the tune of Are You Sleeping") while practicing with 'magic soap' (foam hand sanitizer) and then we'll wash and dry them at the sink. While we wait for everyone to sit back down we'll sing If Your Hands are Dirty and You Know It and let the students pick times to wash their hands.

If Your Hands are Dirty and You Know It:

If your hands are dirty and you know it,
Wash your hands!
If your hands are dirty and you know it,
Wash your hands!
If your hands are dirty and you know it,
Then there are lots and lots of germs,
If your hands are dirty and you know it,
Wash your hands!

If you sneeze on your hands,
Wash your hands!
If you sneeze on your hands,
Wash your hands!
If you sneeze on your hands,
Then there are lots and lots of germs,
If you sneeze on your hands,
Wash your hands!

Tops and Bottoms:
Tops and Bottoms, tops and bottoms
In-between, in between.
All around our hands, all around our hands,
Makes them clean, makes them clean.

Statues Large Group: This a favorite of past students and is great not only for motor-control but for creativity, following directions including stopping and going. We have some fun pictures of statues from around the world including animals to give us some ideas. Then we dance to a few different songs where the music freezes for a few seconds. Each student gets a chance to decide what we should freeze like as a class and we throw in some 'free style' as well.

Milk Star Shooters Small Group: We did this activity a couple of times last year because the students loved it so much and it was a great science experiment. 


The ingredients include milk, food coloring and dish detergent. When the grease-cutting soap hits the milk, it causes it to shoot out, even more visible to the eye when food coloring is added. For those not familiar with it, here is a video of one of the student's doing it: 

video

Here is the 'extender' activity since the experiment doesn't last too long. Blowing bubbles is not only fun for experimenting but great for developing stronger oral-motor skills.



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