1.) We’ve all been spending a lot of time indoors lately, so here’s a video dancing to Raffi’s “Shake My Sillies Out.” This video is made to offer guidance as to how you and your children can release some pent-up energy in a structured manner. In line with Forest Friend’s animal and habitat theme, parents can encourage kids to:
Forest Friends Classroom at Home- Wednesday 3/18
Teacher Sarah is sending out love and warm energy to all CCS families and friends, as well as offering fun movement and sorting activities that align with our animal & habitat theme. I hope you all enjoy!
-shake like a wet dog!
-wiggle like a worm!
-clap like a seal!
-yawn like a sloth!
-jump like a frog!
This guidance helps kids learn about specific animal characteristics, practice “expressive movements:” movement that represent animal concepts, and develop body awareness while leading them in actions songs.
2.) Another engaging, hands-on activity can be an animal sorting exercise. It can be done in various rounds, i.e., small vs big animals, ocean vs forest animals, or sorting animals by color. This sorting exercise can be done with toy animals, or you can make “animal cards” by pasting pictures of animals, found in magazines or on the internet, onto flash cards. Sorting helps kids with organizing and classifying.
Thanks for reading and listening! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. I would be happy to answer or send another heartfelt hello. Much love and well wishes to all of you.