Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Living and Learning: Golden Hair and the 3 Bears
This week's story was Golden Hair and the Three Bears (or more commonly, Goldilocks and the Three Bears). Since we have already read several book versions, the twins were already familiar with the tale, but still loved the repetition in the story, and I think I retold the story at least 10 times this week. I found this link with several bear poems for our morning circle time and we used the poem If You Like.
For our activity, the did the song Going on A Bear Hunt. To play, you sing the song:
going on a bear hunt
(children repeat) going on a bear hunt,
I'm not afraid,
I'm not afraid
It's tall grass ... whoosh, whoosh, act like you're walking through tall grass
Start the song over, changing the obstacle each time: a tall tree (climb a tree) a wide lake (swim across), etc
Finish by saying:
Quickly go back the way you came: climb a tree, swim, walk through grass, etc.
On baking day we made Congee, or rice porridge, with fried bananas. In the future I think we'll stick with oatmeal porridge, but it was nice to try something different.
On needlework day we explored the book Stitches, and practiced some by making a scene using cut out bits of fabric. With a little help, most of the pieces stayed on. Hadley stuck with Goldilocks, while Finley made a truck with him and 2 bears holding hands. We will definitely be coming back to this book in the future.
Our nature walk time was a bit different this week. Since the bears in the story living in the forest, we talked about where different animals live. Where is a home for an animal: a nest, a burrow, a hole, the water, etc, and with that, we made ourselves at home in the water at the beach!
Here are a few of my favorite Goldilocks links from around the web:
Goldilocks Porridge Soap
Carved wood Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Magnet Board
Porridge Bowls: too hot, too cold, just right