Ancient Egypt, actually :)
- Mummy Wrap! The kiddos worked in partner pairings to "mummify" friends with toilet paper. It was a fun way to observe and challenge cooperation and persistence skills.
- Egyptian collar necklaces- Many ways to make these with supplies you already have. We used brown construction paper, dyed pasta noodles, and yarn. Our neighbor classroom used paper plates, copper paint and plastic jewels. Everyone loved them.
|Down Under, learning about animals native to Australia, aboriginal inventions, and modern sights!|
- Art- use pencil erasers and paint to create Aboriginal dot artwork
- Math- "Kangaroo Math"- solve the kangaroo's addition equation with manipulatives, then give him the boomerang with the correct answer.
- Construction - Use various materials to build the Sydney Opera House
- Science- Make "didgeridoos" from various materials shaped into a tube, and see what different kinds of sounds we could make.
- Over in Australia! We read this as an introduction during our "airplane ride," then got off the plane to make a class mural and turn our room into Australia together. We used a big piece of butcher paper spread out on the floor and each child drew an animal in the right place (tree, water, field, underground) in Australia.
- Boomerangs! An awesome invention for them to enjoy. We had "real" boomerangs (child safe boomerang toys purchased at a low price online) and learned about the invention. Then cut out and designed our own.
- Castle Team Build Competition- We divided into several small group teams, and they cooperatively built a castle with given materials at each station in 5 minutes. They rotated to new materials until each station was completed. A "winner" was chosen each round to get stickers. We used different types of blocks (large and small,) magnets, dominos, and floam as building stations. Fun!!
- Dramatic Play- Select a popular Grimm fairy tale to reenact roles (popular choices being, of course, "Rapunzel" and "The Frog Prince," but we also had some really like "The Elves and the Shoemaker.")
- Literature - sequence picture cards from fairy tales we have read. create and/or tell fairy tale stories with felt board fairy tale sets, picture cards, puppets.