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June 2015 Toddler and Preschool Subscription Box--learn through play with M is for Monster! www.misformonster.com

Week 1: ICE CREAM

1. Ice Cream Soup {early reading skills} Read the book by Ann Ingalls What happens when you try to make an ice cream cake, but add too much stuff? You end up with ice cream soup!

2. Ice Cream Sprinkles {color recognition} Have your child match the ice cream colors to the ice cream sprinkles and glue them on. Preschool will need to recognize the two colors that make up the cone color and add both of those sprinkles. EX: purple cone will get both red and blue sprinkles.

3. Ice Cream Letter Match {letter recognition} Stick one set of letters to the cone and another set of letters to the ice cream. Recognize the letter on the cone and match to the ice cream.

Week 2: LEMONADE

1. Smelly L {fine motor, letter recognition} Spread glue all over the letter L and sprinkle the lemonade drink mix onto the glue. Then smell you lemonade L.

2. Ice Cube Counting {number recognition, math skills} Recognize the number on the card and add that many “ice cubes” by placing in the cup.

3. Lemonade Stand Pretend Play {imagination, self help skills} Use the mini pitcher and spoon and make pretend lemonade. Once the pretend play is over, use the mini pitcher to help create independence and let your child pour their own drink!

Week 3: POPCORN

1. Count the Popcorn {counting, number recognition} Recognize the numbers in the book and place that many popcorn and containers stickers on to the paper.

2. Popcorn Letter Pop {letter recognition, fine motor} Let your child crinkle up the popcorn letters and place in their pop corn container. They can then shake the container until a piece of popcorn pops out. Have them unfold the popcorn and tell you the letter on the paper.

Week 4: SHAPES

1. Sponge Paint Shapes {shape recognition} Place the shapes on the paper and use the sponge and paint to paint around the shapes. Talk about the shapes being used.

2. Shape Game {shape recognition} Place all cards face down on the table. Pick one card up and have the child read it. “I have {a triangle} Where is {square}?” They then flip over the cards until they find the cards with the square in the first box. They then read the new card and start the game over again.

3. Chalk Shapes {shape recognition, fine motor} Go outside and draw shapes using the sidewalk chalk. You can use the cards from the shape game to help remember what they look like!

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