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Read "Museum ABC" and  play hide and seek wIth a whistle

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  • Read the book “Museum ABC” by Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Chat about how it is important to hear what is being read from books so you can learn
  • Using a whistle, you are going to play hide and seek!
  • Ask child to close eyes (put child in closet, blindfold, etc.) while you hide with the whistle
  • The person hiding brings the whistle, and once hidden starts blowing the whistle 
  • Child opens eyes when whistle is heard
  • Child follows sound of whistle to discover your hiding place
  • Trade places with child letting them blow the whistle and you find them

*Be creative about alternatives if you don't have a whistle-tamborine, clapping hands, pan with spoon, etc..


  • Museum ABC” by Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • whistle/kazoo or something else creative like clapping hands, tamborine, humming, etc.

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Heart
  • Color - Review
  • Number - Six, 6
  • Alphabet Letters - H, P
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Honesty
  • Target Words - Good-by, Many, Match, Why

Monthly Proverb

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Did You Know?

"Children with below average language skills can make rapid improvements if their parents take simple steps to change the way they interact with them." University of Sydney

Books to Read

"Museum ABC"
Activity 11

"My Very First Book of Shapes"
by Eric Carle (Activity 2)

"Big Red Barn"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
by Countdown Kids Album 100 All Time Children’s Favorites (Activity 10)

"Salve Regina - Antiphona (tonus monasticus) in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginias"
Album Salve Regina Gregorian Chant by Benedictine Monks of the Abby of Saint-Maurice & Saint-Maur, Clervaux (Activity 21)

"You’ll Be In My Heart"
by Phil Collins Album Tarzan (Movie Soundtrack) (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Up Down Turn Around

(Activity 14 Month 8)

Up, down

Turn around.

Touch the sky,

And touch the ground.

Jiggle tummy,

Blink your eyes, 

Blow a kiss, 

And say “good-bye “

I Need To Be Honest

(Activity 13 Month 8)

I need to be honest

  My mom and dad say

And telling the truth

  Is just one way!


Why be honest

I ask mom and dad.

You will feel your best

When the truth is always said.