Weekly Plans

Snowballs: Teaching Ideas and Resources

Lois Ehlert's beautiful picture book Snowballs provides the context for a flurry of activities, games, crafts and rhymes focusing on all things snow. Snowballs, snow people, and snowflakes take center stage.

The Mitten: Rhymes and Movement Activities

The classic children’s story The Mitten provides the centerpiece for this collection of preschool and kindergarten activities, games, and crafts. Children work with new vocabulary, sight words, and sentence construction concepts via the literacy activity.

NEW! Winter Wonderland Theme

The books The Mitten, Snowballs, and The Jacket I Wear in the Snow set the scene for this month’s Winter Wonderland theme. The accompanying literacy activities celebrate the season while developing print concept, vocabulary, and word recognition skills.

Week 4: Holidays and the Five Senses Theme: Santa and Company

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so this week’s focus is on one of the season’s jolliest characters: Jolly Old St. Nick, also known as Santa Claus. The week’s literacy lesson connects to How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss, the classic children’s favorite about an anti-Santa Claus who grows a heart.

Week 3: Holidays and the Five Senses Theme: Trees

Seasonal trees, such as pine and pear with partridge, set the stage for this week of the Holidays and the Five Senses theme. Children are introduced to the long and short i sounds. They also practice spelling CVC words, identify the letters in their names, count, add, and order numbers. This week's literacy activity is based on the book A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree.

Week 2: Holidays and the Five Senses Theme: Baking

The holidays and your five senses theme continues this week with a focus on baking. Baking is a fundamental part of holiday celebrations and lends itself to all sorts of sensory experiences. Plus, who doesn’t love to learn surrounded by cookies, pies, pancakes, and gingerbread?

Week 1: Holidays and the Five Senses Theme: Senses

Set the holiday mood with a lively reading of the classic poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore. The corresponding literacy activity provides children practice using textual clues to determine the meanings of the poem’s more difficult vocabulary words. In addition, materials are provided for a week devoted entirely to an introduction or review of the five senses.

NEW! Holidays and the Five Senses Theme

This month’s theme explores the holidays via the five senses with special emphasis on baking, seasonal trees, and Christmas traditions. Literacy activities to build comprehension skills and develop print concepts are provided for Twas was the Night Before Christmas, The Sweet Smell of Christmas, A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree, and Dr.

Thanksgiving: On the Table Week 4

Week 4 of the On The Table theme celebrates Thanksgiving and the spirit of gratitude. Children express thanks for their many blessings through art, writing, reading, movement, and song. In addition, they will learn how to set a table in order to participate in preparations on the big day.

Food and Harvest: On The Table Week 3

As a lead up to Thanksgiving, Week 3 of the On The Table theme presents a bounty of activities, games, and crafts that focus on the fall harvest and foods that are often served on feast day. This week's book, The Beastly Feast by Bruce Goldstone, is full of rhyming fun and bright colorful characters.


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