We’re winding down our Community Helper month with Mother Goose Time. X has really enjoyed it. Even with extra activities and events going on surrounding the holidays he reminds me daily that he wants to “do school”.
Today our theme was Actor. He thought that idea was pretty cool, especially since one of his favorite pass times is pretending to be a fireman or chef or mailman.
He worked on building his mask while I got the other activities ready. It was great fine motor work picking up and glueing all those little jewels!
Next up was matching hats and pants to the appropriate outfit. But this MGT we’re talking about here, so it wasn’t JUST matching the hats and pants, it was also matching lowercase and uppercase letters. This was a perfect activity for X. He’s still working on his letters and understanding upper and lowercase. so if he was unsure of the pair, he could see if the dress-up outfit made sense. GENIUS. I love self correcting projects. They build independence. Plus, figurino out you made a mistake on your own is much less upsetting then having someone else tell you.
Finally we worked on some gross motor, coordination and critical thinking.
We had SO MUCH fun with this charades game. First X looked at the picture to figure out what job they were doing. Then we acted out a motion that related to each job. If you have a bunch of kids you could do a standard style charades, but since it was just X and me, I did it a little differently. We had a ladder climbing race for the fire fighter followed by climbing fast and slow. X carried a tray holding it as high as he could and as low as could for the waitor. He used his fingers like scissors to cut my hair for the hairdresser… You see where I’m going with all of this. He giggled and loved all the challenges and it gave us an opportunity to review some opposites as well as working on coordination!
As always, we had a blast and learned a lot!
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