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Wrapping Megaphone (Fine motor)

Listen to song "Salve Regina Gregorian Chant" and create a "megaphone"

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Listen to song “Salve Regina Gregorian Chant”  while doing this activity
  • This idea recycles an empty paper towel roll  
  • You will also need about 3 feet of 1/2 inch to 1 inch ribbon 
  • Tape one end of ribbon inside the edge of the towel roll and let child wrap the roll from one end to the other end with the ribbon
  • Try for child to cover all of the towel roll by overlapping the ribbon
  • To make it easier can use clear tape at intervals to help keep the ribbon in place
  • Use as megaphone for Activity 10 Month 8
  • Optional: Activity 16 Month 8 has another fine motor activity

Simplify

Use lots of tape along the way to keep the ribbon in place while wrapping 

Extend

This activity uses hand-eye skills so encourage child to take his time in making a megaphone.  Share why people use a megaphone - to amplify or make a voice louder.  See if you can find a picture of a cheerleader using a magaphone. Articulate your words clearly so the audience can understand what you're saying - share a cheer with your child - GO PACK GO 

Chat about the song being a chant and how that is different from other music

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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.