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  • Language Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills


Read "Big Red Barn" and select clothing from closet

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  • Read book “Big Red Barn” by Margaret Wise Brown
  • This activity is a fun way to review the colors - Red, Violet, Green, Orange, Blue and Yellow
  • Ask child to fill a bag with colored pieces of any type clothing (belt, hat, shirt, etc.) 
  • The child needs to find six pieces of clothing. An item that is: Red, Violet, Green, Orange, Blue and Yellow
  • For example, ask for a red item and child could choose any one red item whether it is a pant, hat, shirt, etc.  Next, ask child to find a violet item and again any type of clothing can be used for the one violet item, etc. 
  • Keep the bag of clothing to use for Activity 9 in Month 8



Instead of placing the six objects in one bag, label six separate bags with each of the colors: Red, Violet, Green, Orange, Blue and Yellow.  Have child put a piece of clothing in the correct color bag.  This child is able to begin to read or recognize the written color names. 


  • Book "Big Red Barn
  • large bag/laundry bag/pillow case
  • clothing

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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.