Memory box: Bear from A New House for Mouse
Famous mice: I love playing the "famous" game and seeing who the kids recognize. They were right on today!
A New House for Mouse by Petr Horacek. When a mouse find an apple that is too big for her house, she searches for a new, bigger home.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. We all know what happens when you give a mouse a cookie....
Aww man! The green crayon is backwards oh well.
Music: We danced to Raffi's "Shake My Sillies Out"
Flannel: Mouse wanted a sandwich and let me know exactly what he wanted on it! Our teen volunteer used this adorable Melissa & Doug Sandwich Set that I got from Barnes and Noble to build the sandwich as I pointed to and sounded out the words.
Music and prop activity:
I played this video so the kids could see how the mice and monster interact in the song "The Mice Go Marching" by Hap Palmer.
I then handed out stuffed mice for them to act out the song with while playing the video again. I bought 55 so that each child could have one. On smaller attendance days, I toss the extra mice into the air when the mice tumble around in the song. The kids catch on and mice start flying. It's so funny!