Theme Of The Day: The Number 5
Age: 21 months
I gave Honey Pot the next in her set of Lauri puzzles. She played with this for a good long while this morning, and it was a nice introduction to the number 5. We counted the houses multiple times, and she was able to identify the written number too.
Magnetic Pom Poms
It has been a while since we played with Honey Pot's magnetic pom poms, so I pulled them out again today. The printable came from Making Learning Fun, and ties in nicely with the next activity we did today!
Five Little Monkeys
This is a popular song and book that I thought would be fun to include in our activities today. I found a short video at Super Simple Songs for me to introduce the theme to Honey Pot. We watched it once through, then I pulled out a worksheet I made (using the printables at 1+1+1=1). Honey Pot jumped the little monkeys on the bed while we watched the video a second time. Afterward, we counted the monkeys and she placed them on the numbered spaces above the bed. I laminated these so they would withstand future use too!
I wanted to include this in today's number 5 unit, because it is something she does so often without understanding its name. I traced her hand-print (from our Left and Right unit) onto cardstock, cut it out and labeled the fingers 1-5. Then I glued a craft stick to it. After she pointed out that it was a hand, I asked her to count the fingers on the hand. We did this a couple times. Then we talked about how when we say "gimme five" we are asking for all five fingers. So she started high-fiving the hand. :)