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Farm Week - April Toddler and Preschool Theme

WEEK 1: Farmyard

1. Farmyard Book {counting, fine motor} Have your child recognize the number and place that many farm stickers on the pages.

2. Pig in the Mud {color mixing, fine motor} Mix a little of all the painting colors together to create brown. Then, paint the pig so he looks like he’s been playing in the mud!

3. Cow Spots {counting, fine motor} Have your child recognize the number on the card and place that many pom pom spots on the cow using the tweezers.

Bunny Week - April Toddler and Preschool ThemeWEEK 2: Bunny

1. I am a Bunny {early reading skills} Read the book by Richard Scarry Richard Scarry’s character of Nicholas the bunny, who celebrates the seasons as they go by

2. 5 Little Bunnies Finger play {counting} While using the finger puppets, say the rhyme.

3. Bunny Patterning {early math skills} Make patterns using the paper bunnies.

Bugs Week - April Toddler and Preschool ThemeWEEK 3: Bugs

1. Bug Impressions {fine motor} Use the sculpey clay and press the plastic bug into it and gently pull it out making an impression. Let the sculpey dry and paint the bug impression.

2. Bug Hunt {exploration} Using your bug jar, go outside and hunt for bugs! When you find one, place it in the jar so you can observe it. Talk about color, shape, how many legs it has, etc.

3. Ladybug Dots {number recognition} Recognize the number on the paper and add that many dots to the ladybugs back.

Rain Week - April Toddler and Preschool ThemeWEEK 4: Rain

1. Count the Raindrops {number recognition, fine motor} Add water to one cup. Have your child roll the dice and count out that many “raindrops” with the dropper. Have them put the raindrops in the other clear cup.

2. U is for Umbrella {letter recognition,fine motor} Have your child glue down the umbrella to the paper then place the letter U sticker on it. Next, squirt out drops off glue onto the paper and then hold the paper up so the flue runs down it a bit resembling rain drops.