Age: 5-years-old Activity: St. Patrick’s Sensory Box Goal: To help the kids explore with their hands. Materials and processes: Green rice or green sand, spoons, green plastic/glass gems, foam shamrocks, gold coins, mini cauldrons, a rainbow, and a few magnifying glasses. Teaching Strategies: Use the rice or sand to hide the objects, with the spoons and magnifying glasses have the kids look for the leprechaun’s gold, or find four leaf clovers. Developmentally Appropriate: This activity is appropriate for 5-year-olds it helps children learn manage their emotions, touch with the senses and teaches cooperation and conflict resolution.
Language and Literacy Age: 5-years–old Activity: Story-time Goal: To help children to express themselves verbally, develop language skills, and learning through rhyme, repetition, and recognition. Materials and processes: “The Foot Book” by Dr. Suess Teaching Strategies: Read the story “The Foot Book” to the children every day for a week. On the first day read the story in its entirety, afterward ask the children open-ended questions about the story. On the second day re-read the story in its entirety, when you finish show the children the pictures and have them retell the story based on the pictures they see. On the third day read a few sentences then stop and have the kids tell the next few sentences, taking turns between the teacher and the children. On the fourth day the teacher reads a word or two then stops allowing the kids to finish the sentence, alternating again between teacher and students. On the fifth day the teacher is to only turn the pages as the students tell the story. Developmentally Appropriate: This activity is appropriate for 5-year-olds because it helps the children express themselves verbally and use their language skills to retell the story.
Creative Arts Age: 4-years-old