Week 5 Summer Activities (July 20)

1.  Nursery Rhyme Fun

A little turtle
There was a little turtle (put hands together in a fist)
He lived in a box (make a box with both hands)
He swam in a puddle (make swimming motions)
He climbed on the rocks (use your fingers to climb up your arm)
He snapped at a mosquito (clap hands)
He snapped at a flea (chomp with your mouth)
He snapped at a minnow (clap hands)
He snapped at me (Do Home Alone Face)
He caught the mosquito (grab with your hand)
He caught the flea (grab with your hand)
He caught the minnow (grab with your hand)
But he didn’t catch me (jump in excitement)

Turtle crawl:  Make a turtle shell that will fit your child (use a box, a piece of fabric, or a piece of paper).  Have them crawl around and try not to lose the shell. 
Turtle egg sensory box:  Use ping pong balls or anything round and hide them in a box of sand, rice, or shredded up paper.  Have your child dig for the turtle eggs.

2.  Family Fun

Build a Gnome Home (Fairy House):
Find a quiet location to build your home.  It can be in your yard, a park, or the beach.  Stay away from busy roads or sidewalks. Gather materials that can include sticks, pine needles, rocks, shells, and any other natural materials.  DO NOT USE ANYTHING ALIVE, such as plants and leaves.  Start to build..Check out the video of Miss Cathy’s Gnome Home

3. Arts and Crafts Fun

Book Cover Creation: We really do judge a book by its cover sometimes. Redesign the cover of your favorite book to capture what the story is really about.

4.  Writing Fun

Mythical Creature Jokes: Share some of these jokes and riddles with your family, then write your own!
What do you call a wizard from outer space? A flying sorcerer!
What should you say to a two-headed dragon? Bye-bye!
How does a dragon see at night? With a knight light.
What do you get when a dragon sneezes? Out of the way.