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Drawing (Fine Motor)

Drawing and describing a picture

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Gather crayons and paper and chat about drawing a picture
  • Show the best way to hold a crayon (using a crayon encourages finger strength to make a drawing while markers are lighter to use)
  • Ask child to draw a picture of yourself and allow child to take as much time as he wishes
  • Have child describe what he drew
  • Have child draw you again and ask him to include a head, body, arms, and legs if these were not included in the first picture

*Remember, they are learning and developing! The child's picture may not appear to have a head, body, legs etc.. Just because their art skills aren't fully developed doesn't mean they didn't draw what you requested. Ask them to point out and verbalize what they've drawn when they are finished. Most importantly, use your imagination!

Simplify

Let child tell you about what he sees when he looks at you.  Encourage him to be specific about color of eyes, number of ears, color of lips, number of legs, etc.

Extend

When child is finished drawing a picture of the adult, ask him to tell a story about the adult in the picture.  Give hints using - who, what, when, where, and why if child needs help in developing an oral story.

Materials

  • crayons
  • paper

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Green
  • Number - Five, 5
  • Alphabet Letters - G, Y
  • Senses - Review
  • Character Trait - Confidence
  • Target Words - Stop, Go, Slow, More

Monthly Proverb

Hasidic- The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

Did You Know?

 "Advances in cognitive science make it clear that very young children are capable of much more academically than was previously imagined." The Albert Shanker Institute 

Books to Read

"Sheep In A Shop"
by Nancy Shaw (Activity 7) (audiobook option)

"But Where Is The Green Parrot?"
by T. Zacharia (Activity 8)

"Popcorn"
by Frank Asch (Activity 16)

Music Playlist

"I Believe in You"
by Divo and Celine Dion Album IL Divo/Ancora (Vocal Classical) (Activity 18)

"She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain"
by Gay Blazers Album The Treasury of Barbershop Quartets (Barbershop Quartet) (Activity 19)

"What’s Your Name"
by Mike Soloway Album Hungry for Manners (Childrens) (Activity 1)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Red says STOP

(Activity 14 Month 6)

Red says STOP 

Green says GO

Yellow says WAIT

You better go SLOW

5 Little Ducks Went Out to Play

(Activity 26 Month 6)

Five little ducks went out to play

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only four little ducks came waddling back.

 

Four little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only three little ducks came waddling back.

 

Three little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only two little ducks came waddling back.

 

Two little ducks went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But only one little duck came waddling back.

 

One little duck went out to play 

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack”

But no little ducks came waddling back.

 

Father Duck went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Father Duck said

"QUACK QUACK QUACK."

Five little ducks quickly waddled back.