We kicked off our summer program this year with a BEACH WEEK theme. Each week, the children will start in our reading room for Circle Time. We will go over the Month, Day of the Week, and the weather.
We have a friend named "Bob" that we "dress" for the weather.
We then read a book and then pull items out of a surprise bag that go with our weekly theme. This week we had seashells, a snorkel, goggles, a bucket, a shovel, and an umbrella.
This week, our book choices were:
While reading There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell, the kids got to put each item the old lady "ate" into an Old Lady (cereal box). They loved this hands on activity.
After circle time, we move to the craft room. While making crafts we work on speech and language goals. There were a few options for crafts this week. A crab, a fish, a shell or an aquarium.
After craft time, we participated in beach themed games. The kids got to choose between Let's Go Fishing, a sea animal puzzle or Beach Put-Put.
During snack time, we had fish (goldfish) and chips, sailboat sandwiches, bait (gummy worms) and Ocean Water (blue juice).
It was a successful first week of summer program :)