Friday, 2 December 2011

November's theme was... Animals

I blogged way back in February about creating a theme for each month, and the theme for February was Birds, which went quite well.  Since then there hasn't been much theming going on. I've occasionally tried, but it's been a bit half-baked.  Something to do with having a baby in February and time vanishing since then I think.  I think it's about time to rediscover our themes each month.  Little Sis is getting big enough now that she's keen to join in (eat) our activities, and I think its time to go for it with both of them. 

The theme for November 2011 has been Animals.  

We read "Dear Zoo" by Rod Campbell, and looked at Wildlife Identification books and our Wildlife Factfiles.

We investigated animal patterns on giraffes, zebra, tigers, leopards and cheetahs.

We sang Old MacDonald had a farm, 3 Little Monkeys, 5 Little Speckled Frogs etc.

We visited the pet shop and the zoo.

We played with the toy farm and soft toy animals, 

We watched David Attenborough.  

We made animal noises.  We laced animal outlines.  

We compared the sizes of animals.  

I'd like to have done more, but hey ho... there's always next time.  Our theme for December is obviously... Christmas

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