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Saturday, July 5, 2014

O is for Octopus

Mommy & Me Book Club
Gathering Activity
Look at books about the ocean. Play with puzzles.

Welcome Song (tune: London Bridges)
Come along and clap with me,
Clap with me, clap with me.
Come along and clap with me,
It’s time for us to start.

Circle Time
The More We Get Together
Sing ABC song.
Count from 1-10 forward and backward.

Book Time
Gentle Giant Octopus—Karen Wallace

My Very Own Octopus—Bernard Most
Octopus’s Garden—Ringo Starr
Octopus Alone—Divya Srinivasan
Art Activity
(Fine motor skills activity)
Make an O octopus from:

Fish crackers

 (Gross motor skills activity)
Splash outside in the wading pool.
Good-bye Song (tune: Here We Are Together)
Now we wave good-bye,
Good-bye, good-bye.
Now we wave good-bye,
I’ll see you next time.
More books with an octopus or ocean theme:
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean—
Wiggle! Like an Octopus—
An Octopus is Amazing—Patricia Lauber
Commotion in the Ocean—Andreae
Hello Ocean—Pam Munoz Ryan
I Can Save the Ocean—Allison Inches
Water Sings Blue—Kate Coombs
Ocean Soup—Swinburne
Some fun websites:

My four year old especially loved learning about the octopus and has retained so many of the facts about the octopus. It was interesting to learn new things for me too!

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