This weeks theme inspired by Tinytots is black and white animals. Animals we used included the zebra, panda bear, penguin, and whale. I can't believe we forgot about a cow! It was a lot of fun but was also successful as a learning tool. Zhana has had a ride on zebra for a long time but has never said "Zebra" to refer to it-just horse. After this theme, she says Zebra! Also she started by coloring zebras in circles but at the end started using straight lines.
Next, I let Zhana play with some Tempura paint in the bathtub. It isn't really going along with the theme of black and white animals but it does use the concepts of the colors black and white. I discovered a wonderful trick to convince my 2 year old to help clean the tub up after painting. I added shampoo to the paint already in the backtub and showed her how fun it would be to paint the tub. It worked and she had a blast painting (cleaning) the tub. Maybe this could sort of fall under Montessori practical life?
Panda toilet paper roll also at http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mpanda.html. Just color in and glue on. (I didn't have any more empty toilet paper rolls so I just used an empty soda can.
If you're a giant panda and you know it, eat bamboo.If you're a giant panda and you know it, eat bamboo.If you're a giant panda and you know it, then your face will surely show it. If you're a giant panda and you know it eat bamboo.
· Footprint Penguin: You need white paper, construction paper, paint, and googly eyes. Dip the child’s foot in black paint and put it on white paper. Next add and orange beak and small white circle for a belly.