Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Fun

Last day of October and what a month we've had. Today we decided to go out with a bang and take the Bumbles Trick or Treating. we went around to the office and classrooms in our pajamas.

 we collected everything we needed for our snack, then picnicked together with the butterflies

I found these bats and cave patterns in an old mailbox magazine and colored them. We matched each bat to its cave.

Pumpkin seeds: we cut the top off a pumpkin and pulled out the seeds

Friday, October 28, 2016

October Review

WOW what an amazing month we had. The Bumbles are learning and growing so much. This past week I  had two Bumbles let me paint their feet who have said no in the past. One of them even put their hands in the pumpkin :) Sensory fun is a great learning tool for our little ones just remember never force. They will do it when they are ready.

October Sensory Ideas

Sensory Box.

Corn feed
colored pom poms
small plastic pumpkins tongs

The Bumbles used the tongs to add the pom poms into the pumpkins

Pumpkin carving

we cut the top off the pumpkin then encouraged the Bumbles to pull out the seeds. we also talked about the inside of the pumpkin.

Shaving Cream Pumpkins

we gave the Bumbles shaving cream and pumpkins and let them explore

We did a pumpkin toss (an idea I got from the FunShine Exporess and made a Pumpkin Picture.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Fall boards

Stuck on Jesus
We painted our hands to make the spiders. I got teachers tape(score they had some at the dollar tree) I used the tape and made a spiderweb shape then stuck on,y spiders.

Falling in love with Jesus

We colored a leaf patter I got from the scholastic web page then stuck them around these words.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pumpkin Fun

Due to the season we have been spending a lot of time playing, paining, singing ect. about  pumpkins. To help with this I used the Buster Buckle song from the FunShine Curriculm I just replace buster for. Pumpkin.

Pumpkin goes up high

(Have child raise pumpkin high above their head)

Pumpkin goes down low
(Have child move the pumpkin low to the ground)

Pumpkin wants to meet a friend 
Here he goes 
(Pass pumpkin to the next friend till everyone has a turn)

Using these stuffed pumpkins we took turns counting tossing and playing them

We also changed up the here come Dino song to e roll the pumpkin song
Sung to "good night ladies"
Roll the pumpkin
Roll the pumpkin
Roll the pumpin
Roll it from you to me.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Dinosaur Fun

The Funshine a curriculm came with this great activity for circle time. The Bumblebees loves rolling the Dino car back and forth while singing the song. We also brought it out during free play because they loved it so much.

Dinosaur tails.

I love the small Pom poms that came it the kit today. Perfect for their tiny hands. We sipes our sponges in green paint then covered the long bags with they paint. I can't wait for them to dry so we can shake our dino-tails. As they painted I played dinosaur, dinosaur from the 2004 Funshine CD

shaving cream  covered dinosaurs: we covered dinosaurs with shaving cream then let the class  encouraged the to trace the letter D on the table.

Music and Movement: We are the Dinosaurs By: Laurie Berkner
If you have never played this song with your littles I encourag you weather they are 2 or 4 the will love this song. You can play it during art or for music and movement they will catch on quickly  and it enspires creative play

Sensory.using shaving cream we covered dinosaurs and let the bumbles play.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Christopher Columbus

Today we introduced Christopher Columbus and though this subject may seem to go over the bumbles heads a bit they loved talking and singing about ships


Columbus Sailed the Ocean (Tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)
All around the great wide world,
Columbus sailed the ocean
To prove the world was big & round
That's real devotion!


We water colored the Nina, pints and Santa maria and glued them next to this fantastic poem about Christopher Columbus. That I got from this blog

Thursday, October 6, 2016

October Circle Time

Each month I introduce new concepts to go with our season

To say good morning this month we will be using Dino Dino a super cool rolling Dino I got from The FunShine Express. Each child takes turn rolling Dino Dino to each other as the sing this song.

Here Comes Dino
sung to " 
Here comes Dino,
here comes Dino, 
here comes Dino.
He rolls from me to you

Roll back Dino
Roll back Dino
Roll back Dino
He rolls from you to me.

Introducing orange. We added an orange circle to monkey this month. We will continue to sing our monkey song and shape song we just changed it from red to orange.

🎶 put the triangle on your foot on your foot 
    Put the triangle on your foot on your foot
    Oh, you have a foot it's true
    Other people have one too.
    Put the triangle on your foot on your foot. 🎶 
    sung to "If your happy and you Know it"

I love introuducing empotions during October. Whil all the costumes and scary things our it's a great time to let the kids know it's ok to be happy sad scared silly ect. A great way t to this is through this emotion rhyme.
Pumpkin, pupkins short and fat 
Change your feeling just like that

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


I just love fall. The weather is cooler and everything just feels cozier. I love pumpkin spice lattes, breads, scones and pumpkin play-doh. This month I will be filling my classroom with red brown orange and green as we talk about the change in the weather. To start off I used The vocabulary cards that came in the FunShine Curriculm. We looked at the picture of the girl and asked why they though she was wearing a coat. We then took out all of the jackets/sweaters we brought. We noticed some had Zippers, some had buttons and some pulled over our heads. We played a game and to see if we could pick the right coat with the right friend.

Circle Time: To introduce our friends today I used the same concept as Buster Buckle but instead of using Buster I used a mini pumpkin. We talked about its color and size.

Fall Art

what you need:
Brown Lunch Sack
Orange Paint
Green Pipe cleaners

Have each child paint both sides of the brown sack. when done stuff it ( I use news paper) and twist the tip of the bag to look like a stem. Wrap stem green pipe cleaner.

Sun catcher leaves

What you need:
Leaf pattern (I got this one from the scholastic website)
Fall colored construction paper
Tissue paper
Contact paper

To prepare cut out leaf shape on the center of the paper. Stick contact ape rover leaf shape. Keep is edge till art.

Give each child  sticky leaf and let them stick tissue paper in the center. When done stick another piece on top.

Jack o lanterns

What you need :
Pumpkin pattern ( I got this one from the mailbox companion website) 
Orange paint 
Jack o lantern mouth

Have each child paint the pumpkin then glue the triangle eyes and mouth.