Creating a puzzle to give as a gift
- Next time one of your child’s friends is over take a picture of them together
- Enlarge the picture (can be done on plain paper) and together adhere the back of the picture to a decorated sheet of contact paper
- Cover the front of the picture with clear contact paper
- On the decorated side of contact paper, draw lines with marker making 5 to 10 puzzle pieces
- Next, cut the picture into the puzzle pieces
- Package up the puzzle in a plastic bag, box or envelope and let child give to his friend
- Chat about why your child likes this friend - how do you feel when you are around him, what type of activities can you do together, etc.
Make only a 3 or 4 piece puzzle to be cut out.
Make and cut the puzzle into 10 or more pieces.
- permanent marker
- enlarged picture of child with a friend(s)
- patterned contact paper
- clear contact paper
- gift bag/box (optional)
Curriculum Plan Resources
- Shape - Oval
- Color - Brown
- Number - Nine, 9
- Alphabet Letters - Q, T, L
- Senses - Sight
- Character Trait - Friendliness
- Target Words - Fast, Front, Sort, Same
Spanish - Tell me who you’re with and I’ll tell you who you are
Did You Know?
"The brain develops rapidly during the first five years and quality preschool programs can have a profound impact during this time.” CA First 5
Books to Read
"Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On"
by Lois Ehlert (Activity 7)
"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"
by Bill Martin (Activity 8) (audio book available) (NOTE: Please look for the 25th anniversary edition where the text is back to the original wording)
by Joan Blos (Activity 12)
"The Alphabet Song"
Album: Big Don’s Big Beat (Activity 5)
"Por Una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel"
Album: The Very Best (Activity 20)
"The Turtle Song"
by Suzi Shelton Album Simply Suzi (Activity 11)
Monthly Materials List
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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs
There Was A Little Turtle
(Activity 11 Month 11)
There was a little turtle who lived in a box.
He swam in the water, he climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a mosquito, he snapped at a flea, he snapped at a minnow and he snapped at me.
He caught that mosquito, he caught that flea, he caught that minnow, but he didn’t catch me.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
(Activity 19 Month 11)
Now I lay me down to sleep.
I’ll count these hands instead of sheep.
Help me to remember these friends I made.
And all the wonderful times we played.