Friday, March 14, 2014

A is for Ant & Healthy Bodies

Bestie and I have been doing a little Mommy Preschool for our kiddos.  She has been gracious enough to send me her lesson plans.  She has so many good ideas.  I can't wait to share them with you!  

She started the lesson by teaching the girls about the letter A - the sound it makes and how it's written.  Each girl was given a flashcard (shown above).

They went on to talk about their bodies and what makes them healthy.  They discussed things like exercise and healthy food.

To solidify both concepts of the letter A and healthy food, the kids traced the letter A on this darling A is for apple tracing page from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  You could color it too!

Continuing with the discussion of healthy food, the kids were given this Blank Food Pyramid Sheet.  They talked briefly about the different food groups.  Bestie had pictures of the food in each group cut out.  The girls glued the right food group in the right area of the pyramid.  Click HERE to get the pyramid that has the actual pictures in each category.

After discussing food, they did some exercises and stretches together.  Too fun!  You can print off your own Exercise Cards for Kids.

For snack time the kids had ants on a log.  Here are two really cute ways to do ants on a log:
  1. Ants on a Log (celery, peanut butter, & raisins) - Blissfully Domestic
  2. Ants on a Log (pretzel, peanut butter, chocolate sprinkles) - Flickr Image

After snack time the kids worked on numbers and counting.  Bestie cut all of those cute little shapes out with her Cricut machine.  She used a 1-10 Sticker Counting Sheet from Confessions of a Homeschooler for them to glue the shapes on.  

For their final activity they made these ADORABLE ants. 
Here's what you'll need:
  1. 6 black circles
  2. 4 black pipe cleaner sticks
  3. 2 jiggly eyes
  4. A hole punch
  5. Glue
First you make the antennae by folding a piece of pipe cleaner in half bending the little tips.  Glue the circles together making sure to glue the antennae in between the two head circles.  Using a hole punch, make a hole on the bottom of each circle for the legs.  Push the pipe cleaner through the holes and fold in half to make the legs.  Glue on the eyes and you're done!  

For homework the girls were given the assignment above.  Goofy loved trying on the different exercises.  Jumping jacks were her favorite.  

They were also assigned to draw pictures of healthy food they ate for dinner on this cute little Place Setting Printable.  

*All lessons by Bestie will have this signature at the bottom.

Isn't she so clever?!  What a fun lesson.  Thanks for sharing Bestie.

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