Friday, June 22, 2012

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" Playgroup

In our homeschool, story-based lessons are some of our favorites.  We love reading books and doing activities related to the story!

Recently, my girls and I have started hosting a weekly storytime playgroup to share our love of reading.  Each week, a group of toddlers and preschoolers comes to our house for a story, art project, and snack.  This week, our playgroup focused on Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

We started our playgroup by singing the alphabet.

Then, we read the story and sang that alphabet again.

Next, we made our own alphabet trees using toilet tissue rolls and alphabet stickers.  All of the children in the playgroup love stickers, so this activity was a real hit!

We concluded our playgroup with a little snack.  I made bread in the shape of each child's first initial.  

The girls and I enjoyed sharing a lesson with their friends.  As much as we love our daily lessons, just the three of us, sharing a weekly storytime with friends is wonderful!

Marla is a former special education teacher, PhD student, and stay-at-home, homeschooling mom of two little girls (ages 1 and 3).  She blogs about homeschooling at Marla's Motherhood Musings and her family's experiences living in Zambia at Our Life in Lusaka.

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