Discussion in 'Preschool' started by gpsysngbrd, Sep 2, 2013.
Sep 2, 2013
Do you have any activities for a friendship theme that you absolutely LOVE? Please share!
Sep 3, 2013
Write a letter and mail it. This has a lot of concepts in it, and I usually do it around Valentines Day.
Im considering trying The Doorbell Rang with my kids and actually having them split up cookies evenly. I'm not so worried that they won't get it, I'm more worried about their personalities the kids who whine, the kids who have trouble sharing, the kids who aren't pay attention and just start eating....
Am I crazy?
Ive done this before as a group with the book and paper cookies but never with REAL cookies. Just think it would help these kids work on SHARING.
Rainbow Fish is a nice book about being a friend.
Preschoolers are still quite egocentric. They need lots of play time to learn how to socialize while you guide on the side.
Yep doing Rainbow Fish. Need something new to hang from the ceiling
Sep 4, 2013
I do The Doorbell Rang frequently....but never with real cookies. I have used felt cookies and buttons. The playing with food, kids touching the food and the random food fights would be too intense for my kids and the math would be lost...as would the feeling that sharing is good. I love the book, love the math love the friendship lesson.
WaProvider you just gave me an idea. Maybe give them paper cookies to try to divide evenly then when they do it give them real cookies!
Sep 6, 2013
We always eat cookies on the day of the doorbell book! Just not in the lesson. Lots of the children ring the bell and subtract as they eat, not really the lesson....but a great self math exercise and self directed.
WaProvider can I be in your class? LOL
Sure.....I have an enrollment issue as we are a new class. I am MADE out of room....come on over!
Sep 7, 2013
We just started and met 2 days this week. So far, I have read The Lion and the Mouse and Swimmy(Lionni) to discuss friendship and being helpful and cooperative. I think next week we are reading We Share Everything (Munsch), The Ducking Wants a Cookie, and maybe No! David!.
I love Munsch!
I work at a christian school. We get poster boards and cut a big circle. We place the kids hand prints around the circles like a clock (each child's circle has all the friends hands). In the middle It say "pray for one another". Then we attach yard at the top so it can hang. It's always a hit with kids and the parents.
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