This last week we were learning about letter G. We discussed the soft G and hard G sounds, brought in shares that started with the /g/ sound, enjoyed a borrowed "gathering drum", etc., but we just wanted a little more of an emphasis or knowing me, I just wanted an event, an excuse to be a little more silly than usual and to create something memorable for the kiddos.
Therefore, we declared that last Thursday was GROOVY DAY, and boy, was it ever. We encouraged the children to dress in their "grooviest" outfit, which needed a little explanation, but we overcame the obstacles and proceeded.
|Love this friend's braids infused with flower petals!|
We had coffee filters laid out where the children could use the Bingo bottles filled with liquid watercolors to make a 'far out' filter painting.
I know many ECE professionals think coloring pages are taboo and I don't have them out often and ALWAYS have lots of plain paper where children can create whatever they like, but the kiddos were very enthusiastic to color this very cool VW Groovy Bug.
Everyone brought in a white t-shirt and chose their two colors
for tie-dying. Our amazing former preschool Mom, Heather graciously
volunteered to brave the dyes and do the tie-dying for us. Each child
was able to sit on the counter top and watch as their t-shirt became
something totally new and different. How exciting!!!
Thank you so much, Ms. Heather!!
I had brought my lava lamp from home so the kids
could check it out. We made sure everyone was a safe
distance away from it and it was a great conversation starter
as we discussed, "Is it really lava? What makes it move? and more..."
This is a cool article about how they work:
We also listened to a kid sung version of "Yellow Submarine"
and learned the song with hand motions to go along with it.
The kids enjoyed seeing some of the ASL signs we have learned
being used in the song. We talked about submarines and periscopes.
Our day is never complete without some photos
of the fun. Some friends posed with others and near
the end of the day we had a Groovy Parade where each
child was given the opportunity, if they liked, to parade in the
group area to show-off their groovy outfits. So cute!!
|Peace signs, flowers, pastels, and neons|
|Tie-dye and denim|
|This friend had flowers, denim,|
tassels, and wanted to make sure
that we saw her braid.
|Peace sign and tie-dye|
|Crazy hat, tie-dye, and a peace sign scarf|
|Beads, flowers, headband scarf,|
and beautiful colors