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Heart Fun

Watercolor painting of hearts

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  • Ask child to select the following crayon colors - red, violet, orange, blue, yellow
  • Draw five heart shapes on a large sheet of painting paper and fill in each heart with one of the colors. You will have five colored hearts - one red, one violet, one orange, one blue, and one yellow 
  • Paint (reinforce P sound) with watercolor paint all over the paper and the heart shapes will show through the paint
  • Chat about this method of painting called watercolor resist

Simplify

Choose only one color and draw one heart on the painting paper to use for the watercolor resist painting

Extend

Look up additional ways to make watercolor resist painting.  Look at book by Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day, that utilizes watercolor painting.

Materials

  • crayons- red, violet, orange, blue and yellow
  • painting paper
  • watercolor paints and paintbrush

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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

Click Here to view the list!

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.