Saturday, December 1, 2012

Preschool Arts and Literacy Club - Baking

We had our latest meeting of our Prescchol Arts and Literacy Club yesterday.  Our theme this session was baking - and boy did we have a lot of fun!

Our routine is finally flowing and the children, even though it is a slightly different group each time, are beginning to know the flow.  For the first 30 minutes while everyone is arriving we have activities set up around the house ready for the children and parents to enjoy.  Our center activities were:

Gingerbread Play Dough - make and decorate your own cookies.

 If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Dice Game - I used this printable number assessment found here. The children would roll a 20 sided dice and then dot the number they rolled on their sheet.

Printable Number Clip Cards - also found here.

If you Give a Moose a Muffin Counting Game  - I found this online as a printable and of course can't find the link again!  Children place the numbers in the box and then count out that number of muffins on the plate.

Kristen, my partner in crime, created this great rhyming game .  The children must organize the words by rhyming words.

Of course since we are in the Christmas season we needed to have a few holiday selections.  This sensory project was perfect for not only our club participants, but also their littles. The older kids would pick a tree and then place that number of presents under each tree.  The littles enjoyed scooping, sorting, and playing with the little presents and drums, which can be found at Dollar Tree!

And especially for the littles - a cookie sheet covered with some wrapping paper and some present bows with magnets attached!

For our first book we read:

If You Give a Moose a Muffin Big Book

Then we crafted these adorable cupcake ornaments:

I just loved how they came out.  I simply hot glued a Christmas ball ornament into a paper cupcake liner. The kids then applied puffy paint, glass beads, and a red pom-pom for the cherry.
The worked diligently on these....

Our second book was....
Gingerbread Baby

The children were enthralled while Ms. Kristen read about that mischievous gingerbread baby! 

Then we all decorated our very own felt gingerbread men.

And two of our finished products.....

It was a great morning of learning with friends - of course a bit chaotic at times, but overall a fun productive time! 

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