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Listen to song "Miss Mary Mack" and learn with Dominos 

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Listen to song “Miss Mary Mack” while sharing this activity
  • Together select seven black dominoes
  • Let child line up the seven dominoes in a trail so that when first one is pushed all the remaining dominoes fall down
  • Alternate with child different ways to line up the black dominoes so all fall down

Simplify

Begin with only two dominoes and push one domino to knock over both of the dominoes.  Add one more domino and see if the three dominoes can fall in a line.  Keep counting dominoes, one at time, and see if child can make a trail for dominoes to fall down.

Extend

Ask child if you added one more domino to the seven dominoes, how many dominoes would you have?  Line up and see if child can make a trail for all dominoes to fall. Keep adding and counting one more domino to the trail. 

Materials

  • Song "Miss Mary Mack" by Ella Jenkins Album "You'll Sing a Song and I'll Sing a Song"
  • seven black dominoes

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Black
  • Number - Seven, 7
  • Alphabet Letters - J, I
  • Sense - Smell
  • Character Trait - Courage
  • Target Words - Long, Little, Short, Small

Monthly Proverb

Chinese - If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through

Did You Know?

"Before children enter elementary school, they must develop many linguistic and cognitive skills that will make later academic learning possible. By the age of five, however, children differ markedly in their success in reaching these developmental goals." Entwisle & Alexander, 1993

Books to Read

"The Little Engine That Could"
by Watty Piper, Illustrator Loren Long (Activity 12) (audiobook available)

"My Very First Mother Goose"
with Ioa Opie Editor and Rosemary Wells Illustrator (Activity 26)

"Of Colors and Things"
by Tana Hoban (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"America (My Country Tis of Thee)"
by the Hit Crew, Album: Drew’s Famous Music for Summer Games and Activities (Activity 13)

"Teeth"
by Willa Brigham, Album: Healthy Happy Habits (Activity 25)

"Miss Mary Mack"
by Ella Jenkins, Album: You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song (Activity 9)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Jack and Jill

(Activity 19 Month 9)

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.