We took a week to read through & explore the classic – Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina! We had a BLAST! So much fun stuff to do with this great book! Here is how we learned & explore through all the disciplines. I hope it helps to give you some ideas for fun, creative, educational ideas with your own little ones!
BIBLE – Read, traced & talked about what the Bible has to say about Anger & working hard.
“A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.” Proverbs 29:11
“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.” Proverbs 6:10-11
Balance hats on our head
Play Monkey in the Middle
Have banana covered with chocolate on stick
· Resources from Homeschool Creations. Jolanthe has done it again! A wonderful, creative, variety of worksheets/activities to go alongside BFIAR. I love her creativity in putting these together, the clip art, and the variety! And these are FREE!! Our favorites were the prewriting pages, key words from story tracer sheets, Rhyming Match-up, Which stack of hats is the tallest – practice with a ruler, Practicing colors with Caps, Money Graphing game.
Identified on a map where monkeys live (Africa, Asia, South America
· Roll Dice & graph money – which coin gets 10 first? by Homeschool Creations – Both the kiddos really liked this game! We played a lot; so we practiced with money a lot! · Ways to Make 50 cents (Practice with money – Goofy)
· Minnie lined up the monkeys smallest to largest, told me which was in the middle, practiced telling right from left, etc. We used Arranging Monkeys by Height from 1plus1plus1equals1 (seriously check out her great resources!!) · Minnie (3) practiced counting to 10 with Counting Monkey 1-10 from 1plus1plus1equals1 (She also has a LOT of other wonderful resources to make your own Monkey or Caps for sale lapbook!!) · Measure which stack of hats is the tallest from Homeschool Creations
· Monkey with Velcro hats for lapbook – have kids “pay” for hats they take off
Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com