Monday, July 7, 2014

16 Months: Fourth of July

Everything was red, white, and blue last week in honor of America's birthday! We didn't set up the shelves as we were traveling some of the week and didn't have as many activities as we have in the past.

Looking for Uncle Louie on the Fourth of July by Kathy Whitehead 
Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet Wong
Fourth of July Mice! by Bethany Roberts
Happy Birthday, America by Mary Pope Osbourne
Red, White, and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw
God Bless America by Irving Berlin (illustrated by Lynn Musinger)
Hooray for the 4th of July! by Harriet Ziefert

Color an American Flag
This week, we got out some colored pencils to color with. Little Cutie was interested for maybe a minute and then walked away. She only colored with the red. I tried showing her the blue, but she was not interested.

Yankee Doodle Rhyme
This was our song/nursery rhyme for the week. I found the book by Mary Ann Hoberman to follow along with. It ended up going into much more detail than the traditional version of the song that we knew. Little Cutie loves when we read in a sing-songy voice (usually only where there are rhyming books). She dances to the beat and waves her hands.

Red, White, and Blue Bead Necklaces
Little Cutie loved playing with these necklaces. She put them around her neck. She shook the container. She took them out of the container, and put them back in. She dragged them all over the house. They were definitely a favorite of the week.

Red, White, and Blue Pom Chute
I taped an old paper towel tube to the wall and got some red, white, and blue poms. We started with 3 different sizes, but the large ones were too big to fit in the tube, and Little Cutie put the small ones in her mouth right away, so we just stuck with the medium sized poms. She wasn't real interested in this activity, but we had her attention for a few minutes.

We hope everyone had an enjoyable 4th of July weekend!

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