Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Organizing BFIAR. Activities.

Well, I have decided to put off doing BFIAR with Anthony for another couple of weeks (we'll be doing some Kumon books in the meantime). I have the majority of the books, but I'm going to be gathering some materials for his little activities to go with each story. I'm still going to keep it simple, but I need to keep him engaged. Here is what I am planning to go with the stories. Most of these are taken from the suggestions in the book.

Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?
  • Bear dress-up paper doll.
  • Cloth swatches to play with (different colors and textures)
  • Potato stamps (different shapes)
Yellow Ball
  • Paint a reproduction of a picture from book
  • Make a collage of all the things found at a beach
  • Play with a ball
  • Animal classification
My Blue Boat
  • Color matching
  • Animal classification
  • Make a boat
The Little Rabbit
  • Animal classification
  • Color matching (match crayons to colors in book)
  • Visit a pet store to look at rabbits (we have one down the street)
Ask Mr. Bear
  • Animal classification
  • Lapbook
Blueberries for Sal
  • Animal classification
  • Blueberry picking (if available)
  • Blueberry alphabet matching cards (from Homeschool Share)
Goodnight Moon
  • Animal classification
  • Read "Hey Diddle Diddle"
  • Make "Hey Diddle Diddle" mini book (Homeschool Share)
  • Goodnight cards activity(Homeschool Share)
The Big Green Pocketbook
  • Animal classification
  • Green pocketbook pocket (Homeschool Share)
  • Lapbook
  • Felt green pocketbook
The Runaway Bunny
  • Animal classification
  • Coloring page from HarperCollins
  • Memory game using picture cards (self made)
The ABC Bunny
  • Animal classification
  • Alphabet flashcards
  • ABC Bunny activity card (Homeschool Share)
If Jesus Came to my House
  • Shadow show
Caps for Sale
  • Animal classification
  • Hat story kit (from library)
  • Monkey art (draw tree, child puts fingerprints on tree, draw tails, arms & legs on fingerprints to make a monkey)
The Carrot Seed
  • Plant bean seeds
  • Sorting and matching different seeds
  • Measure different vegetables
The Snowy Day
  • Colored tissue paper art
  • Make paper snowflakes
  • Snowy Day activity card (Homeschool Share)
The Quiet Way Home
  • Listening game
  • Make list of quiet sounds
Play With Me
  • Animal classification
  • Nature walk
  • Animal guessing game (Homeschool Share)
Prayer for a Child
  • Sort and string buttons
  • Make homemade prayer book
  • Make a shoe box altar
I am an Artist
  • Animal classification
  • Nature walk
Angus Lost
  • Animal classification
  • Sorting legs game (Homeschool Share)
  • Pretend cave
Katy No-Pocket
  • Animal classification
  • Memory game
  • Make an apron
  • Animal homes matching game (Homeschool Share)
  • What's in the pocket sorting game (Homeschool Share)
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
  • Animal classification
  • Story cards (Homeschool Share)
  • Hide a bear game
The Red Carpet
  • Object recognition in book
  • Follow the red carpet (using a red streamer)
  • Animal classification
  • Button sorting
  • Make a piggy bank
Jenny's Surprise Summer
  • Animal classification
  • Cat matching game (Homeschool Share)
On top of the above activities, I'll also be doing some activities that take no preparation or planning...such as pointing out the shapes in a book or "can you find" searches using the pictures in the book. If I find something fun to do along the way, I'll just add it to the week.

I'll be organizing each week by using Anthony's bin. I plan on having all craft supplies ready and put in Ziplock bags along with the book. This way, all I have to do is open his bin and take out the bag.

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