Houses/Homes

The Books: 

 

Extension Activities: 

Fingerplay: “Houses”
Here is a nest for a robin. (cup hands)
Here is a hive for a bee. (make fist with one hand, wrap other hand around it)
Here is a hole for a bunny. (make circle with thumb and index finger)
And here is a house for me. (put arms above head with fingers touching at an angle)
source: Susan M. Dailey

Action Song: “In and Out the Doors” (tune: “Go In and Out the Window”)
Step in and out the front door. (take a step forward, then back)
Step in and out the front door.
Step in and out the front door.
Then make a doorbell sound. (say “ding dong”)

Jump in and out the back door. (jump forward, then back)
Jump in and out the back door.
Jump in and out the back door.
Bend down and touch the ground. (touch ground with hand)

Slide in and out the side door. (slide to one side, then other)
Slide in and out the side door.
Slide in and out the side door.
And then turn all around. (turn around)

Step in and out the front door.
Jump in and out the back door.
Slide in and out the side door.
Then sit yourself right down. (sit down)
source: Susan M. Dailey

Craft:
Stick houses
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I had a volunteer glue together all the houses and I pre-cut (4.5×4.5) the papers. I let the kids color the houses with markers and then draw a picture of what makes them happy. This craft went really well with the book, Mr. Pine’s Purple House.

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