Snowman Number Books
Each page of this book has facial features and a
number printed on the snowman's neck. Using a flat button glued to
the end of a stick. Children stamp on the indicated number of buttons.
Snowman Color Scarf and Hat Game
We put on the snowman's scarf
and sing this song to the tune of
(Mary Had A Little Lamb)
The snowman has a blue scarf,
Blue scarf, blue scarf.
The snowman has a blue scarf
Now a blue hat too.
Then a child places the matching
hat on the snowman's head. The scarf and hat are attached with velcro
and can be changed for each color.
Sorting and Matching Gingerbread Colors
Color cards with a Gingerbread
House and matching Gingerbread Men of various colors are used as a matching
activity. These items were found in a clip art collection and were
printed up on construction paper.
Gingerbread Name Song
(See Music page for song to use.)
For our daily opening activity
we sing the Gingerbread Name Song and a child comes up to find their name
on a Gingerbread Man, name the color then place their name by a large
Gingerbread House. The men have velcro on their backs and attaches
to the Gingerbread House picture. Most of our children can easily
recognize their name with this fun game.
Lights On A Tree Color Game
Colored circles to represent the lights
are attached by velcro to our Christmas tree below. Children can
either pick out a color and name it before putting on the tree. Or
the teacher can name the color and ask the child to find it and put it
on the tree. Since we have doubles of each color, we can also use
it to match the colors. This tree has had many different uses in
Gingerbread Man Counting Book
These little Gingerbread Men were computer
generated graphics which were cut out and laminated.
The Velcro Storybook is a product from Discount School Supply In this activity the children simply count the
men on each page and place the correct number inside the book.
Christmas Tree Counting
The following activity was adapted
from one of the many wonderful ideas from the Mailbox
Magazine therefore only the adaptations will be described in detail.
For this activity we used clear push pins for counting in order to allow
our visually impaired students take part in this counting activity.
The stars were brailled to develop one to one correspondence to the numbers.
The Gift of Giving
For the past several years we have
taught money recognition skills and the importance of giving to the less
fortunate at Christmas with this activity (below). Starting with
the first day in December, the children bring to class one coin each day.
During our "morning circle" activities, the children bring up their coin,
name it (penny, nickel, dime or quarter) and tape it to it's tree.
We talk a lot about how to identify the coins including identifying which
ones have bumpy ridges for our visually impaired students. All the
money was donated to a charity at the end of December.
Lights of the Season Patterning
The top board holds individual colored
lights. The bottom board has a pattern which the children are to
continue with the individual bulbs.
The children really enjoyed this
beginning patterning activity.
Color Words Tree
The tree below was designed as a home assignement.
The children can either read the color words if they are at that stage
or it can be used as a simple color recognition activity.
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