This is a great theme to help the children learn more about each other and where their friends live. It is a theme you can run on its own or as a supplement to the Family Theme or the All About Me Theme.
Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Three Little Pigs Houses
Provide children with the following for snack:
Straw = Shredded wheat cereal
Sticks = Pretzel sticks
Bricks = Cheese cubes
Cheese and Cracker House
Give each child a few crackers and slices of cheese to make a house to eat.
The cheese can be torn by them to make doors, windows or chimneys!
Themed Large Group Games to Help Build Muscles While Having Fun Together!
Driving Home Obstacle Course
Encourage the children to follow an obstacle course:
Sit in the chair and "drive" to your street.
Walk on the "curb" (balance beam)
Climb the "steps" (toy ladder and slide)
Climb under a chair (going in the door) and hop on foam squares to go from room to room.
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The Homes I See
Take a walk. Bring a clipboard. Write down each child's name on the paper. Write down what they notice about houses while on your walk. Compare notes by making a chart or list when you come back inside.
Is there a construction site nearby? Perhaps take a walk to check out the progress! Take pictures as well!
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