Thursday, 26 May 2016

Come Along Daisy

Daisy is such a fun little duck that kids can relate to.  We read several of the books in the series by Jane Simmons, but focused our activities on Come Along Daisy and Daisy And The Egg.

You can find printable Daisy activities here.

I hatched from an egg matching game is available for free on my website.

We made handprint Daisy ducks.





Duck paper bag puppets - the children chose to make Daisy or Pip.



Here are the templates... I printed the top on yellow construction paper and the beaks on orange construction paper.  Construction paper fits nicely in your printer if you trim it to size using a standard sheet as a guide.







Little Yellow Duck
Adapted for story by changing 'White' to 'Yellow'

There's a little yellow duck
Swimming in the water
A little yellow duck
Doing what he ought-a
He took a bite of a lily pad
Flapped his wings and he said, "I'm glad
I'm a little yellow duck swimming in the water.
Quack, quack, quack!"

There's a little green frog
Swimming in the water
A little green frog
Doing what he ought-er
He jumped right off of the lily pad
That the little duck bit and he said, "I’m glad
I’m a little green frog
Swimming in the water.
Ribbet, ribbet, ribbet!"

There's a little black bug
Swimming in the water
A little black bug
Doing what he ought-er
He tickled the frog on the lily pad vThat the little duck bit and he said, "I’m glad
I’m a little black bug
Swimming in the water
Blug, blug, blug!"

There's a little red snake
Sneaking through the water
A little red snake
Doing what he ought-er
He frightened the duck and the frog so bad
He ate up the the bug and he said, "I’m glad
I’m a little red snake
Sneaking through the water
Ssss, Ssss, Ssss!"

Now there’s nobody left
Swimming in the water,
Nobody left doing what they ought-er
There’s nothing left but the lily pad
The duck and the frog swam away
I’m sad
Now there’s nobody left
Swimming in the water.
"Boo, hoo, hoo!"

Little Duck
Sung to: Yankee Doodle

Once there was a little duck who lived down by the lake.
Her mother had to quack for her
Cause she was always late.
Quack, quack , quack, quack, quack, quack , quack!
Hurry don’t be late!
Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack, quack!
Don’t make your mother wait!


Monday, 16 May 2016

Crunch the Crocodile

The kids really love the chanting of this greedy, but cowardly crocodile.

Crunch and munch
Crunch and munch
My name is Crunch 
And I want my lunch!

Crunch the Crocodile by Josephine Croser is a lovely story about a peaceful river that is home to many wonderful animals whose lives are disrupted by a loud and greedy crocodile.  They come together to rid themselves of the bully of the river and are cheered on by the children as they carry out their plan.

We discovered a lot of cool information about crocodiles.

The children made snapping crocodiles.  Print the template on card paper.  We painted ours - I just blocked out the teeth areas when they were painting.  When dry, glue on googly eyes and then attach the top and bottom to a clothespin so the children can snap the jaws open and closed.  These were lots of fun to use during the telling of the story!





Template makes 2 snapping crocodiles:




The children made Crunch stick puppets from this printout.




I created a couple of worksheets for my crew.  Enjoy the freebies!