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Read to Me
We read multiple books this week without focusing on one single book (see book basket at the end of this post for ideas). Simon's favorite books were the books about octopuses.
Alphabet Art- Ocean Scene O
blue finger paint
salt or spice shaker (optional)
ocean themed stickers
paint tray (I just recycle old meat trays)
Simon painted the bottom part with glue. I drew some lines on the O to help guide him. Next, he added some sand. I put it in a shaker to make his job a little easier. Here comes the blue fingerpaint! Hello, Ocean! We let the paint dry and then Simon added some stickers (that we had left over from the "Let's Make a Memory" game).
Lessons & Lapbook
Simon mastered his letters and sounds a few months ago, so we are no longer making the letter lapbooks. We will simply stick the letter art pages in his ABC binder to fill in the gaps.
However, if we were making a lapbook, we would use the lesons and lapbook made for Hello Ocean as well as some of the O mini-books from the Alphabet Notebook.
Let's Make a Memory ~ Shells Memory Game
I found this idea in Family Fun magazine. You need lots of shells, two matching pages of ocean themed stickers, and two kids who love to play memory! You simply stick the stickers under the shells. Play the same way as you would play the traditional memory game.
My boys have played this game together over and over and over again.
Mr. Seahorse by Eric Carle
A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef by Marianne Berkes
How to Hide an Octopus by Ruth Heller
The Octopus's Garden by Mark Norman
Gentle Giant Octopus by Karen Wallace
Shopping and Supply List
- blue finger paint
- salt shaker or spice shaker (just recycle an old one!)
- paint brush
- ocean themed stickers (2 pages)
Cathy aka The Attached Mama says
I wanted to let you know that I featured your “O is for Ocean” craft on my blog . I love that it uses both fingerpaint AND sand. How cool is that?! 🙂
I am a big fan of your blog. I love how you make sure and create memories in everything you do. I think that is so incredibly important. I also love how you have tied up quality literature with your alphabet crafts.
I am also hosting a new blog collaboration called The Ultimate Alphabet Craft Collection. If you ever want to link up your blog, we would be honored and glad to have your ideas.
Thanks very much!
Cathy @ The Attached Mama
We are going to check out how to hide an octopus! Thanks 🙂