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Joyfulness 

Listen to song " Joyfulness", finding joyful faces and using scissors

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Listen to the song "Joyfulness" by Nabil David Hue
  • Play song Joyfulness while doing the following activity
  • Write the word Joyfulness at the top of a blue piece of paper.  Make sure child watches you as you write.
  • Gather magazines and let child cut out 2 smiling (happy) faces
  • Glue faces on the blue piece of paper
  • If cutting is too hard, can tear out the faces
  • Place finished paper in prominent spot in home (refrigerator, child’s door, etc.)

Simplify

As mentioned in directions, let child tear out the pictures if using scissors becomes an issue.

Extend

Cut out as many happy faces as there are people in the family. This encourages child to think of  how numbers relate to objects. 

Materials

  • Song "Joyfulness" by Nabil David Hue
  • blue paper
  • magazines
  • scissors
  • glue 

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Circle
  • Color - Blue
  • Number - Two, 2
  • Alphabet Letters - B, F
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Joyfulness
  • Target Words - Big, Bigger, Happy, Small

Monthly Proverb

Unknown  “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day."

Did You Know?

“A 3-year-old toddler's brain is twice as active as an adult's brain.”- Sean Brotherson, NDSU

Books to Read

"Color Dance"
by Ann Jonas (Activity 8)

"The Grouchy Ladybug"
Eric Carle (Activity 12)

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"
by Bill Martin and John Archambault (Activity 4)

Music Playlist

"Jump Up It’s A Good Day"
by Brady Rymer Album Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could (Children) (Activity 10)

"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes "
by Countdown Kids Album 100 Silly Songs (Children) (Activity 24)

"Joyfulness"
by Nabil David Huening Album Children’s Virtues Songs (Children) (Activity 13)

"If You’re Happy and You Know It "
by Dora the Explorer Album Party Favorites (Activity 26)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Touch Your Nose

(Activity 25 Month 2)

Touch your nose, touch your chin, That’s the way this game begins. 

Touch your eyes, Touch your knees; Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.  

Touch your hair, Touch one ear; Touch your two red lips right here.  

Touch your elbows where they bend, 

That’s the way this touch game ends.