Monday, October 5

Learning Basket: Squirrels and Nuts...

Squirrels and Nuts
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
My Very First Book of Animal Homes
Nuts to You!
Flower Fairies of the Autumn (only one or two poems)
High Five October 2009
A Child's Calendar (only October pages)


Gathering Nuts Board Game (from the back of October's High Five Magazine)
Treasure Hunt for Acorns
Squirrel Craft (a squirrel coloring page and faux fir for the tale)
Squirrel and Nut Tag (one person is the squirrel and the others are nuts. The object is for the squirrel to tag the nuts and put them under a tree for winter)

This Little Squirrel Fingerplay

This little squirrel said, "Let's run & play."
(point to each finger in turn)
This little squirrel said, "Let's hunt nuts today."
This little squirrel said, "Yes, nuts are good."
This little squirrel said, "Yes, they're our best food."
This little squirrel said, "Come climb this tree."
(hold forearm up, hand open; run fingers of other hand to
top fast, ending
with thumb & forefinger making a circle)
"And crack these nuts, 1-2-3."

Gray Squirrel Poem

Swish your bushy tail
Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel
Swish your bushy tail

Wrinkle up your funny nose
Put a nut between your toes

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel
Swish your bushy tail!

Sonlight Preschool 3/4 Books
Baby Looks(Eloise Wilkin Stories)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (20th Century Children's Book Treasury)
Freight Train (20th Century Children's Book Treasury)
A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog (20th Century Children's Book Treasury)

Picture Study: Quiet Time with Cassatt
Music Study: Bach
Poetry Study: A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Loius Stevenson

(With such small children, simply looking at artwork and listening to the music and poetry is enough exposure... Read Once a Week for further explanation. )


trinacoyle said...

Hi Emma,

Sorry to get this to you on such short notice, but our homeschool group will have their first gathering this Thurs @ 10 if you are interested. We also have a dance group that will begin next week if you are interested. Email me at ( I never remember to check my gmail - just had to have it to get the reader) and we can exchange phone #'s and info directly - would probably be easier. Hope it will work out for you - Based on this meeting, I am guessing it will be the on first Thurs of the month.


magda said...

How do you decide your themes and acquire materials for these beautiful little learning interludes?

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