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Friday, July 3, 2009

Preschool Corner: 4th of July Style



Since I have done little {if anything} over the past few years to celebrate the 4th of July with the kids, THIS was apparently my week to shove holiday activities to the front and make up for years gone by.



We picked up a book by Sheri Dean called Fourth of July {Our Country's Holidays}, a book from the Weekly Reader Early Learning Library. It was simple enough for Zachary to follow and explained how Independence Day came to be and the different ways Americans celebrate the holiday.

Other activities from this week:

~ We worked on learning the Pledge of Allegiance

~ We made some fun hats and sparklers to wear at the parade on Saturday



~ Used cookie cutters and paint to make star prints



~ Made 'flower fireworks' to hang from our dining room light using markers, coffee filters, pipe cleaners, and some water. These turned out so neat and are basically tye-dyeish. CUTE!



~ Tried to draw Uncle Sam....but Zachary got a little distracted and just drew a boy. :)



If you didn't happen to catch my post with Fourth of July resources, there are some great links for Independence Day activities for your kids. :)

We're still working on our "School's Out Challenge" which is going GREAT with all the kids, but Zachary has worked his way through about 2/3 of the chart so far!! Yeah for incentives!!

Books we used

About the Preschool Corner:

The Preschool Corner is a place for us to share the ideas we are using during our "preschool time" with our kids. You can join in the fun and record what you are doing in your house. Please link your exact blog post to the Mr. Linky below (if you have questions feel free to ask). Be sure to link back to this blog post so that your readers can find some other great ideas too!

The guidelines can be found here if you need them.

Share what you've been doing in your house this week! {Just a note: I'm trying out the MckLinky this week to see how it works...so we're learning together on this one!}.



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3 Comments:

  • You guys definitely did alot of crafting this week too! Looks like you had lots of fun.

    I can't help but smile at your book widget--we also used almost every one of those:-)!

    By Blogger Susana, At July 3, 2009 at 3:53 PM  

  • Great ideas!! We made the hats last year and my kids LOVED them.

    By Blogger Erin, At July 3, 2009 at 8:51 PM  

  • I was late trying to get any Independence Day books from the library - they were all checked out. Oh well, next year I will act earlier. It looks like another great week in your house.

    By OpenID teachingyoungchildren, At July 4, 2009 at 10:51 AM  

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